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NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS & BUILDING CONTRACTORS IN THE CITY OF MEDFORD

If you are planning any building improvement project (new construction, remodeling, additions,

alterations, renovations, etc.), City Ordinances mandate compliance with the following:

Application must be made  and approved by issuance of a building/zoning permit in accordance

with all applicable State and City regulations prior to the start of construction. The City Code

allows up to 30 days for the building inspector to respond to any application, so work plans

should be scheduled accordingly. An application can be picked up at City Hall during regular

business hours. The building inspector’s hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to

4:30 p.m.

 

Permit Fee Schedule for 1 & 2 Family Residences

New Home Permits

This includes five inspections, energy calculations, plan review, mechanical permits, State stamp,

erosion control and file maintenance. Please contact the Clerk’s Office for information that is

needed prior to a permit being issued.

NEW HOME PERMITS FEE

Modular $350.00

New Home - 1,500 square feet or less $350.00

New Home - 2,500 square feet or less $400.00

New Home - 2,500 square feet or more $450.00

 

Manufactured Homes

This fee is for the installation of Manufactured Homes located in an authorized Mobile Home Park

MANUFACTURED HOME PERMITS FEE

Manufactured Home $200.00

 

Residential Remodeling

Includes renovations to the interior and exterior of a residential structure. The HVAC, plumbing

and electrical are separate.

RESIDENTIAL REMODELING FEE

Minimum $20.00

Remodel up to $20,000 $3.50/thousand

Remodel over $20,001 $2.50/thousand

Other Special Projects – Pool

- Fence

$40.00

$10.00

Move Structure $10.00

Raze/Abandon Utility Services $35.00

Raze Structure $10.00

 

Plumbing

Normal repairs/maintenance are exempt from fee, replacement of entire system or system

component requires permit. Contractor assumes responsibility/liability.

PLUMBING FEE

Minimum $15.00

Fixture or Connection to Fixture, includes rough-in for future expansion $5.00/Fixture

Sewer and Water Lateral $30.00

Lawn Sprinkler System $7.50

 

Electrical

Normal repairs/maintenance are exempt from fee, replacement of entire system or system

component requires permit. Contractor assumes responsibility/liability.

ELECTRICAL FEE

New SEC (100 - 200 amp) $20.00 minimum

New SEC (400 - 600 amp) $25.00

New SEC (over 600 amp) $30.00

New Circuit $2.00/circuit

Alterations $.25/opening or $5.00 minimum

 

HVAC

Normal repairs/maintenance are exempt from fee, replacement of entire system or system

component requires permit. Contractor assumes responsibility/liability.

HVAC FEE

New $30.00

Add AC to Existing $15.00

Replacement of any HVAC $10.00

 

Permit Fee Schedule Commercial

Construction

Includes commercial, institutional, multi-family and industrial construction.

CONSTRUCTION FEE

Minimum $30.00

1,000 cubic feet up to 100,000 cubic feet $3.25/1,000 cubic feet

Over to 100,000 cubic feet $1.50/1,000 cubic feet

Minimum when cubic feet cannot be determined $10.00

$1,000 up to $100,000 when cubic feet cannot be determined $3.00/$1,000

Over $100,000 when cubic feet cannot be determined $1.50/$1,000

Warehouse - Cold $1.00/1,000 cubic feet

Parking Lot $25.00

Incinerator $25.00

Razing $10.00

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

HEATING/VENTILATION &

AIR CONDITIONING

FEE

Minimum $7.00

Up to $100,000 $3.00/thousand

Over $100,000 $1.50/thousand

 

Plumbing

Minimum $15.00

Fixture or Connection to Fixture, includes rough-in for future expansion $5.00/Fixture

Sewer and Water Lateral $30.00

Lawn Sprinkler System $7.50

 

Electrical

ELECTRICAL FEE

0 - $500 $15.00

$501 - $2,500 $15.00 + 1%

$2,501 - $25,000 $35.00 + .5 %

$25,001 and Up $147.50 + .25%

 

SIGNS

SIGNS FEE

All Signs $25.00

Penalties for non-compliance

  • · The penalty for non-compliance is $50 plus cost of prosecution for each violation.
  • · A separate offense occurs on each day a violation exists or continues.
  • · Double fee for starting before permit is issued.

Cautionary Statement to Owners Obtaining Building Permits

101.65(lr) of the Wisconsin Statutes requires municipalities that enforce the Uniform Dwelling

Code to provide an owner who applies for a building permit with a statement advising the owner

that:

If the owner hires a contractor to perform work under the building permit

and the contractor is not bonded or insured as required under

s.101.654(2)(a), the following consequences might occur:

  • · The owner may be held liable for any bodily injury to or death of

others or for any damage to the property of others that arises out of the

work performed under the building permit or that is caused by an

negligence by the contractor that occurs in connection with the work

performed under the building permit.

  • · The owner may not be able to collect from the contractor damages for

an loss sustained by the owner because of a violation by the contractor

of the one- and two- family dwelling code or an ordinance enacted

under sub. (1)(a), because of any bodily injury to or death of others or

damage to the property of others that arises out of the work performed

under the building permit or because of any bodily injury to or death of

others or damage to the property of others that is caused by any

negligence by the contractor that occurs in connection with the work

performed under the building permit.

The intent of this notice is to avoid any unnecessary delays to property owners and/or building

contractors who may be unaware of the City Building Code permit requirements which must

adhered to for the benefit, comfort and general welfare of all involved.

 

Robert Christensen

Building Inspector

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