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Building Inspector

Building Inspector - Brett Guilette
Office Hours at City Hall: Tuesday 8:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M. 
Office Phone: (920) 487-5203
Cell Phone: (920) 495-3232
Building Permit Application

Residential - 1 & 2 Family

New Structure - 1 & 2 Family Homes: (Fees include building, electric, plumbing, HVAC and erosion)

  • 0 - 1,499 sq. ft.                       $850.00
  • 1,500 - 1,999 sq. ft.                $1,000.00
  • 2,000 - 2,4900 sq. ft.              $1,100.00
  • 2,500 - 3,000 sq. ft.                $1,150.00
  • over 3,000 sq. ft.                    $1,150.00 + $0.10 per sq. ft. over 3,000 sq. ft.
  • Manufactured Dwellings         $500.00

State Seal - $35.00

Additions/Remodeling/Alterations:

  • Building  $0.12 per sq. ft. (all areas) - $75.00 Minimum 
  • Electric, Plumbing, & HVAC
    • 0 - 600 sq. ft. - $40.00
    • 601 - 1,000 sq. ft. - $50.00
    • 1,001 - 1,500 sq. ft. - $75.00
    • 1,501 - 2,500 sq. ft. - $100.00
    • Over 2,500 sq. ft. - $0.04/sq ft.

Early Start - (Footing and Foundation Only) - $50.00
Electric Service - $45.00 Residential
Erosion Control (additions only) - $35.00
HVAC (New or Replacement Units) - $40.00 per unit
Manufactured Homes - HUD Homes or House Trailers (Fee includes slab, electric service & occupancy) - $150.00
Re-roof/Residing- $30.00

Temporary Occupancy - $50.00


Accessory Structures

Detached Garages (200 sq. ft. and up) - $0.08 per sq. ft. (minimum $50)
Storage Buildings (under 200 sq. ft.) - $30 each
Deck - $0.08 per sq. ft. (minimum $40)
Electrical - $0.04 per sq. ft. (minimum $40)


Commercial & Multi-Family Projects

New Buildings, Additions, Alterations or Remodels:

  • Building   $0.12 per sq. ft.
  • Electric,plumbing, & HVAC
    • 0 - 600 sq. ft. - $50.00
    • 601 - 1,250 sq. ft. - $75.00
    • 1,251 - 2,000 sq. ft. - $100.00
    • 2,001 - 2,500 sq. ft. - $125.00
    • over 2,500 sq. ft. - $0.05/sq. ft.
  • Storage Buildings, Warehouses or Detached Garage $0.08 per sq. ft. 

Early Start - $100.00
Electric Service - $55.00
Erosion Control - $75.00
HVAC (New or Replacement Units) - $50.00 per unit
Plan Review (other than state review) - $100.00
Re-roof/Residing - $30.00
Temporary Occupancy, Change of Use or Occupancy - $50.00


Fence Permits

Fence Permit - $40.00

Fence Application

Restrictions on Fences:

  1. No barbed wire or electrically charged fence shall be permitted, except in a manufacturing district.
  2. No fence shall exceed 6 feet in height.
  3. That portion of the fence located from the building setback line to the street right of way line shall not exceed 4 ½ feet in height.
  4. On corner lots where a front or side yard exists, no fence, hedge, building or other obstruction shall exceed 3 feet in height, as measured from the established grade of the street, so as to interfere with clear vision from one street across the corner to the other street.”
  5. Fences along the front of a lot, or a side lot that is parallel to a street, shall be set back at least 2 feet from the edge of a sidewalk, where a sidewalk exists, or at least 1 foot from the property line in the absence of a sidewalk.
  6. In instances where the abutting property owner is other than the City, the finished side of the fence shall face the abutting property.
  7. In instances where the property abuts an alley, the fence must be set back a minimum of 3 foot from the property line, and the finished side of the fence shall face the abutting property.
  8. Where there is an easement for utilities, a minimum 4-foot gate, or access point, must be provided.

Sign Permits

Sign Permits - $40.00

Sign Permit Application

Temporary Sign Permits - $5.00/day (Maximum $40)


Miscellaneous

Re-Inspection Fee - $30.00

Failure to Call for Inspection - $30.00

Fees Double If Work is Started Before a Permit is Issued!

Extension to Permit (Permits are valid for 24 months) - Greater of minimum Fees or 25% of original permit costs


Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy permit is required. The Building Inspector shall have issued a Certificate of Occupancy stating that the structure is ready and suitable for occupancy and is in conformity with Chapter 15 of the Municipal Code of the City of Algoma.