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What are the Building Permit Fees?

The current Winthrop Harbor building permit fees are available for download in PDF format:

Residential Building Permit Fees
Commercial Building Permit Fees

When is a Permit Required?

  • Installation/construction of a fence on your property.
  • Construction of a garage.
  • Construction of a shed.
  • Re-roof of house or garage.
  • Construction of a deck or patio.
  • Porch enclosure.
  • Driveway, new or resurface.
  • Installation of a swimming pool. [information update 1/1/10]
  • Application of siding, facia or soffit.
  • Addition to existing home.
  • Construction of a new home.
  • Repair/maintenance to electrical, plumbing and/or heating/cooling system.
  • Upgrade of electrical service.
  • Repair or new installation of service walks and sidewalks.
  • Installation of antenna tower.
  • Installation of low voltage alarm system.
  • If in doubt, contact the Building Department!

Please contact the Building Department for any questions!

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