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City of Markesan
150 S Bridge St

PO Box 352
Markesan, WI 53946

920-398-3031 920-398-3031



Building Inspection


Building Inspector's Office

City Hall

150 S. Bridge Street, Markesan, WI 53946



The City of Markesan offers building inspection services to provide a safe living and working environment for City residents and businesses.  We contract with General Engineering Co, to provide these services.  Our assigned inspector reviews applications and issues permits, does any needed inspections, and assists in administering the City's zoning code.  Building permit applications should be returned to the Markesan City Hall, and can be dropped off during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm and Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm.  You may also leave applications in the City Hall drop box any time of day.  



When Do I Need a Permit?


The City of Markesan requires building permits for many home improvements.  See the link below for building permit applications.  The following list is for illustrative purposes, and is not all inclusive:

  • Sidewalks
  • Roof shingle replacements
  • Window/Door Replacments
  • Fences
  • Signs
  • Electrical, plumbing, HVAC installations or improvements
  • Accessory buildings (garages, garden sheds, etc.)
  • Decks & porches
  • Basement remodeling


Some things do not need a permit.  They include:

  • Flooring replacement
  • Painting
  • Installation of satellite dishes/TV antennas
  • Non-structural updates




Building Inspector


Our building inspector is available by appointment only.  Please contact him to set up an appointment or to schedule an inspection.


Tim Tripp

General Engineering, Inc.

Portage, WI 53901


Phone:  608-745-4070

Cell: 608-617-6873

Fax: 608-745-5763


Email address: ttripp@generalengineering.net




Call Diggers Hotline!

  • If you are doing any digging in Wisconsin, State law requires you to notify Diggers Hotline of your intent, and to allow for three working days prior notice before digging.  
  • Diggers hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • To contact Diggers Hotline, call toll free 1-800-242-8511, or hearing impaired TDD 1-800-542-2289
  • Diggers Hotline is also available on the internet at www.diggershotline.com



Obtaining a Building Permit


General building permits may be obtained by completing the Building Permit Application.  The link below is for a fillable application form, that you can complete, print off and submit to the Clerk-Treasurer's office at City Hall. 


Building Permit App Cautionary Statemen[...]
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New Homes

If you are building a new One or Two-Family home, a standardized UDC Building Permit Application is required, as well as a variety of other pieces of information.  Please click here for a packet of materials from General Engineering, explaining each of the items needed to apply for a new home permit.  The link below is for a fillable application form, that you can complete, print off and submit to the Clerk-Treasurer's office at City Hall.


UDC Building Permit Appl-fillable.pdf
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Permit Fees

Permit fees vary depending on the project.  The Building Inspector must review the application to determine the final fee based on the work being done, the number of inspections required, etc.  Click on the link below for a listing of basic permit fees.


Building Permit Fees.pdf
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