Licenses

When it comes to submitting permits for building work within the City of Muskego, there are some licensing requirements that apply, depending on whom is submitting the permit. Here is a basic explanation on who can pull permits and when licenses are required.

Who’s Submitting the Permit


Homeowner/Property Owner


If a homeowner/property owner lives in his/her home and would like to do any work that requires a permit (building, HVAC, plumbing), they can submit for the permit without a license as long as they currently live in the home or are going to live in the home. The only exception to this is that any electrical work has to have the permit submitted by a state licensed electrician.

Contractor


If a contractor would like to submit for a permit on behalf of a homeowner/property owner they can do so as long as they have the proper state licenses. A non-licensed contractor CANNOT apply for a permit for someone else’s property/home. Also, as noted above, any electrical work has to have the permit submitted by a state licensed electrician.

What Types of Licenses are Required


If a contractor is going to apply for a permit for a homeowner/property owner, then they need to have the proper State of Wisconsin licenses. Details about all state licenses can be found at the Department of Safety and Professional Services website through the State of Wisconsin. Please review this site for details on the types of licenses they require.

To summarize the license requirements for the City of Muskego, if a contractor is going to be submitting a permit for building work/construction they need to have a Dwelling Contractor Certification (or Building Contractor Registration) and a Dwelling Contractor Qualification Certification. If they do not have both of these, then they cannot submit for the permit. Also, if a contractor is going to be submitting a permit for electrical, plumbing, and/or HVAC work, they need to have the proper licenses for that type of work.

For commercial, industrial, or multi-family work, please review the Department of Safety and Professional Services website and/or contact the City’s Building Inspector’s at (262) 352-4433.