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Improving Your Chetek Home? Check for Permit Requirements!

Northwestern Wisconsin home repairs

Planning a home improvement project? Whether you plan to do-it-yourself or hire a pro, you should verify permit requirements. Building permits help ensure work is done according to code, which improves public safety and helps preserve property values.

Let’s use the City of Chetek for example. A permit is required when a building is constructed, remodeled, improved, enlarged, altered, converted, repaired, moved, or demolished. You’ll also need a permit to do these projects:

  • Build a deck
  • Install a fence
  • Replace windows
  • Replace or install siding
  • Replace the roof
  • Build a shed or garage
  • Install a swimming pool
  • Install or replace a furnace or wood stove
  • Install a fireplace
  • Install or replace central air conditioning
  • Change fuel lines for your heating system
  • Install new electric service, install new wiring or do any re-wiring
  • Install new plumbing fixtures or change the routing of existing plumbing

Things like replacing kitchen cabinets, installing tile, painting or putting in new carpeting typically do not require a permit. Rules may vary by municipality – check first. Here’s some handy links:

City of Chetek Building & Zoning

City of Rice Lake Permits & Inspections

City of Barron Permits & Licenses

Cumberland Codes & Ordinances  

Barron County Applications & Permits

When you’re ready to buy or sell a Barron County home, turn to Six Lakes Realty! We are a locally-owned family business with over 40 years of experience. Our friendly, hometown service is just a call away!

John Flor  CRS, GRI, ABR, RSPS, RRS, e-PRO

Team Lead / Property Marketing Specialist

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Office: (715) 924-4806


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