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Building Permit Applications

*Permits are required for additons, 3-4 season rooms, decks, fences (any post replacement and/or panel replacement exceeding 12 linear feet), swimming pools, spa/hot tubs, patios (any material), stick-built pergolas/gazebos/playhouse, porches, driveways (any material), walks (any material), stoops, sheds, flag poles, windows, exterior doors, roofing, siding, permanent basketball assembly systems, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, structural remodeling, sprinkler systems, sewer/water repair, underground electrical, underground gas, generators, water heaters, retaining walls exceeding 24”, seat walls, columns, grill enclosures, built-in fire pits, grading, drywall, and insulation. Even if a structure is existing, and it is only being replaced, a permit is still required for the new inspections to the current building code.  To further determine if your project requires a building permit or to verify your contractor’s license status, information can be obtained through contact with personnel to discuss your plans prior to construction.

*$5,000 Damage Bonds are required for new construction single family homes in subdivisions without performance to maintenance surety from the developer.  $5,000 Damage Bonds may also be required for in-ground swimming pools, additions, commercial projects or other work requiring heavy equipment to travel over Village infrastructure (parkway, curbs and public walks).  The original signed bond is to be given to the Village, prior to permit release, to protect against any possible damage to infrastructure.  Once construction is finalized, and the Village Engineer can confirm the positive status of the infrastructure, the Damage Bond will be released back to the applicant.

Cell Tower & Equipment Modification PermitFor cell tower installations or modifications to existing equipment.
Commercial ApplicationFor ALL commercial businesses: prior to occupying any space (occupancy only with no work) OR beginning any remodeling (current tenant remodel OR new tenant build-out).  This application includes any property owners preparing a space for future tenantsMust also complete the Business License & Registration Application listed below.
Contractor's License & Registration ApplicationFor all contractors working within the Village of Shorewood.

Deck Permit

For commerical and residential decks, porches, pergolas, and gazebos.

American Forest & Paper Association, Inc.

International Residential Code 2015.

Simpson Strong Tie Deck Guide.

Demolition Permit For commercial and residential demolition of buildings.
Detached Garage Permit For commercial and residential detached garages.
Fence PermitFor all permanent fencing, commercial and residential, including new fencing and replacement of existing fencing (any post replacement and/or panel replacements exceeding 12 linear feet).

Lawn Sprinkler Permit

For all irrigation system installations.

For information on the consultant BSI Online that monitors backflow reports. 

For annual notification to BSI that an irrigation system will not be used.

New Construction Permit

For commercial AND residential new construction buildings.

Guidelines for residential construction inspections and required submittals.


Refuse Contractor's License ApplicationFor refuse / disposal contractors only.
Request for Release of Bond FormFor the request of the release of cash bonds posted for incomplete exterior work on new construction due to weather conditions (refund).

Residential Remodeling Permit

For interior remodeling (other than countertops, cabinets, flooring, trim, fixture changes, tiling), room additions, basement remodels, accessory structures (other than sheds), windows, exterior doors, siding, roofing, flag poles, public or service walks (concrete or pavers), patios (concrete or pavers), built-in fire pits, slabs, permanent basketball hoops, HVAC units, mechanical equipment, retaining walls and landscaping walls over 24", columns, seatwalls, underground gas or underground electrical lines, electrical outlet additions, grill enclosures, stoops, grading, sewer/water repair, generators, water heaters, driveways (asphalt, concrete or paver), driveway ribbons (concrete or paver), blacktop/sealcoating, 3/4 season rooms, hot tubs/saunas, water/fire features, etc.
Shed PermitFor storage sheds, pre-manufactured or stick-built.
Sign Permit - PermanentFor installation of building mounted, awning, directional, and monument style permament signs.
Sign Permit - TemporaryFor all temporary signs, banners, flags, and grand opening balloons.

Swimming Pool Permit

For above and inground swimming pools.

Guidelines for building codes & Shorewood ordinances regarding pools.

"Safety Barrier Guidelines for Residential Pools", U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Troy Fire Protection District Plan Review FormFor DIRECT submittal of building plans to the Troy Fire Protection District.

Code Enforcement Forms

Code Violation Complaint FormFor submitting a code compliance complaint.

Economic Development Forms & Applications


Business License & Registration Application

For ALL In-Home and storefront businesses within Shorewood prior to opening; Storefront businesses must also complete the Commercial Application below.

Business Emergency Index FormFor ALL businesses located within Shorewood, updated annually.
Commercial ApplicationFor all storefront businesses prior to move-in (without remodel work) OR beginning any tenant remodeling.

Planning & Zoning Applications

Professional Fee AgreementFor all projects seeking planning/engineering review
Zoning PetitionFor Variance, Conditional Use, Zoning Change, & Amendment Requests
Development ApplicationFor All Property- Concept Plans, Annexations, Preliminary or Final Plats, Site Plans
Petition for AnnexationFor All Properties Seeking Annexation
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting ScheduleList of meeting dates and corresponding submittal deadlines for current year
Site Development PermitFor inclusion with submittal of surety for development prior to the start of construction

Engineering Checklists and Land Subdivisions Ordinance Exhibits

Link to engineering documents