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Permits
Permits are required for many types of construction projects within the City of New Berlin. The provided links list some of the items requiring permits. Please contact City Staff to check if a permit is required for a specific project or type of work.

Applying for a Permit
To apply for a permit, please visit the Department of Community Development, located on the second floor of City Hall:

3805 S. Casper Dr.
New Berlin, WI  53151

You may apply for a permit on Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Inspectors are also available at our front counter from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on weekdays.

Processing & Approval
The building permit review process can take up to 10 business days. After the application is processed, you will be notified if the permit has been approved or denied.

Picking up a Permit 
Permits can be picked up on Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. At this time, you will review the permit conditions and sign the permit forms. After you pay the applicable fees to the cashier, you will receive your paperwork and permit.

Items Requiring Permits
The following list includes items that typically require permits within the Building and Inspection Department. For other permits and applications, see the Engineering and Zoning Departments. Please contact City Staff to check if a permit is required for a specific project or type of work.

Item Building Electrical Plumbing
Additions & Alterations (Interior or Exterior) Yes Yes No*
Air Conditionesr (New or Replacement) Yes Yes No
Decks (Attached or Detached) & Gazebos Yes No No
Dishwashers & Garbage Disposals No Yes Yes
Fire Places and Burning Stoves Yes No No
Furnaces (New or Replacement) Yes Yes No
Garages (Attached or Detached) Yes Yes No
Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs Yes Yes No
Kitchen Remodel Yes Yes Yes
New Home Yes Yes Yes
Plumbing Fixtures (Tubs, WC, Showers, Sinks, Water Softeners, Reverse Osmosis) No No Yes
Post Lights No Yes No
Razing of Structure Yes No Yes
Rec Rooms Yes Yes Yes
Service Upgrade No Yes No
Sewer & Water Conversion No No Yes
Structural Alterations Yes No No
Tool Sheds Yes No No
Under Floor Drain No No Yes
Water Heaters, Gas or Electric No Yes Yes

 *Depending on the type of addition or alteration, a plumbing permit may be needed.

Applications
Building Permit
Culvert Permit
Driveway Approach Permit
Electrical Permit
Grading and Erosion Control Permit
HVAC / Miscellaneous Building Permit
Plumbing Permit
Final Grading Letter

Project Guidelines 
These guidelines are not to be considered as complete or all inclusive.  The items listed are a guide to help in planning your project.
Culverts
Driveway Approach
Egress Windows
Electrical Wiring in Residential Dwellings
Fences
Hot Tubs
Pools
Post Lights
Recreation Rooms
Residential Additions & Alterations
Sheds & Accessory Buildings

Application Requirements
 
Commercial Building Permit Application Requirements New Home Permit Application Requirements


For other permits and applications, see the 
Engineering and Zoning Departments. Please contact City Staff to check if a permit is required for a specific project or type of work.


Resources
Applications & Project Guidelines
Items Requiring Permits