The following is a list of some of the more common items that require building permits in the City of Racine. This list does not include all of the projects that require building permits, but is intended to cover the more common items.

  • New buildings, additions & alterations
  • Occupancy permits
  • Any structural alterations
  • Basement remodel
  • Garages & storage
  • Sheds
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Fences
  • Porches
  • Decks
  • Swimming pools
  • Foundation repairs
  • Curb¬†cuts
  • Fireplaces & wood-burning stoves
  • Gazebos
  • Wrecking permits
  • Vacant building permits

Building Permit Submittal:

Email Application

Roofing, siding, and fence permits can now be applied for and submitted online using our portal.

Permit Forms and Information