How can I find out general property information?
There are two websites that you may find helpful.
- http://www.public.applications.co.brown.wi.us/treas/landrecordssearch/entryform.asp - This site provides general tax information and maps of specific parcels.
- www.assessordata.org - This site will have complete property information such as year built, lot size, total square footage, number of rooms, square footage of each floor, amenities, assessed values and photos.
What is my property zoned? What does my zoning allow?
Please contact the Zoning Department at (920) 434-2212 to find out the zoning on a specific property. Please check the Village Zoning Code for regulations regarding specific zoning categories.
How do I obtain a building permit? For how long is a permit good? When is a permit required and who is responsible for obtaining the necessary permits? Where can information on the appropriate building codes be found?
Building permit applications are available here or on this website under Departments, Building Inspection. Applications for permits may be submitted by mail, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly at the Municipal Services Center, 12781 Velp Avenue, Suamico, WI 54313 during office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also pick up a form to complete at the Municipal Services Center if you choose.
Building permits must be issued by an inspector. If an inspector is available, the permit, except for new homes, will be issued at that time in most cases. All permitted work must begin within six months of issuance. Permits are good from one to two years, length of time being dependant on the project.
Chapter 16 of the Village Municipal Code details when a permit is required. No work requiring a permit may be performed prior to obtaining the necessary permits. Anyone performing such work before a permit is issued may be subject to penalties. Ultimately, the property owner is responsible for ensuring all necessary permits have been issued.
The Village Municipal Code is available for viewing on our website. Chapter 16 is the Building Code. Chapter 18 will have the appropriate setbacks for the different zoning classifications. This link details the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code.