2015 Wisconsin Act 211

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Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

April 24, 2018

2015 Wisconsin Act 211

The 2015 Wisconsin Act 211 outlined that the Department was granted the authority to create an electronic one− and 2−family dwelling permit system in which municipalities submit permits for new dwellings to the Department effective January 2, 2018. The Department created the electronic permit system with three different ways for municipalities to submit new one− and 2−family dwelling permits. The first is the online premium option, the second is using a Microsoft Excel uploader file system and the third is using a 3rd party software via an API uploading function.

As of the first week of April, 2018, the Department has received over 1,700 new one− and 2−family dwelling permits from municipalites using one of the three options.

As a friendly reminder, as outlined within the Act, not later than the 15th day of the first month beginning after issuance of each building permit, the municipality must electronically file a copy of each permit issued with the department. If a municipality fails to file with the department an electronic copy of an issued permit not later than the last day of the first month beginning after the issuance of the permit, the municipality will be in non-compliance and shall refund to the person to whom the building permit was issued the fees as outlined within the Act.