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Garages & Storage Sheds
Overview
A building permit is required for any new garage, razing a garage, or any new storage shed or outbuilding exceeding 100 square feet.
Informational Brochure - Garage and Storage Shed
Permit Fee
Fees are charged to offset the cost of providing plan review and inspection services. The City of Wauwatosa's permit fees are one of the lowest in the Milwaukee metro area. Each permit requires a non-refundable application fee of $50. There are generally two components that comprise the total fee paid for a permit: plan review and inspection. The charge for a plan review is $50 for garages. The charge for storage building review is included in the flat rate permit fee. The inspection fee is a cost of 30 cents per square foot for garages, $80 flat rate for storage buildings, and $50 for the first 300 square feet for razing a garage and 6 cents per square foot thereafter.

Application Process
Submit a completed application form, two copies of construction plans, three copies of a land survey with the proposed structure drawn on each copy, a photograph of the front of the home, a photograph of the area impacted by the construction, and a $50 application fee. Make checks payable to the City of Wauwatosa.

Contact
For more information, please contact the Building & Safety Division at (414) 479-8907. | Email

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