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What people generally refer to as a building permit is called a Land Use Permit in Bayfield County. All structures in floodplain areas shall require a land use permit. A land use permit shall be required for any new residence, any building erected, relocated or structurally altered (excepting alterations which do not change the size or shape of a structure); any change in the use of the land; or where any use of the land is altered. A land use permit shall be obtained prior to the initiation of construction or a change in land use. ** If adding an attached or detached Deck(s) a land use permit is required. ** No permit shall be issued if the applicant is in violation of the Bayfield County Zoning Ordinance, Flood Plain Ordinance, Shoreland-Wetlands Zoning Ordinance, or Subdivision Control Ordinance. Setback Compliance: Non-Habitable Structure Compliance
All structures shall meet prescribed setback standards for the zoning district in which they are located. All structures in shoreland or floodplain areas shall require a land use permit. A non-shoreland residential land use permit shall not be required for a residential accessory structure (non-habitable) of less than two hundred (200) square feet in area (does not apply to additions or alterations of a structure), or for a private communication device, if not in a floodplain. A temporary structure of more than two hundred (200) square feet shall require a temporary permit.
A residential land use permit shall not be required for residential non-habitable (non-shoreland) structure of less than two hundred (200) square feet in area, or for a private communication device if not in a floodplain.
Shoreland properties (per Act 55) all structures require a permit.
Temporary structure(s) of more than two hundred (200) square feet shall require a temporary permit.
Landings with steps shall not require a land use permit provided the landing area does not exceed 40 square feet, however, if landing is enclosed or covered a land use permit is required.
A land use application is also required to have a copy of flex viewer, and a copy of the property statement, unless you are a new property owner; then a copy of your recorded deed is required.
Special Use, Conditional Use, Rezone, and Board of Adjustment applications must have a copy of your tax statement and a copy of your recorded deed.
Any Special Use-Class B, Rezone, Conditional Use, and Board of Adjustment applications must go before the Planning and Zoning Committee or the Board of Adjustment and will take 6-8 weeks before you receive your permit.
You must first obtain a recorded deed. Permits may only be issued in the name of the property owner. Note: A copy of the deed without the Register of Deeds recording in the upper right hand corner will not be accepted. A copy of the recorded deed is the only paperwork that will be accepted.
In an Ag-1 zoning district you must obtain a Special Use Class-A permit to allow a residence not associated with a farming operation to be constructed.
In a F-1 zoning districts you must also obtain a Special Use Class-A permit to allow a residence.