Village of Caledonia 5043 Chester Lane, Racine, WI 53402

Building/Inspections

Department Head: Tom Lazcano 

Title: Public Works Director 

Dept. Phone: 262-835-6423
Dept. Fax: 262-835-2388
Dept. Email: tlazcano@caledonia-wi.gov

Building Department Head: James Keeker

Title: Senior Building Inspector, Residential Electrical Inspector, Residential Plumbing Inspector

Dept. Phone: 262-835-6435
Dept. Fax: 262-835-2388
Dept. Email: jkeeker@caledonia-wi.gov

Support Staff:
  • Scott A. Seymour, Commercial/Residential Building Inspector, 262-835-6420, sseymour@caledonia-wi.gov
  • Vacant, Administrative Assistant, 262-835-6435, mschmidt@caledonia-wi.gov
  • Paul M. Weidner, Commerical Plumbing Inspector, 262-835-6418
  • Tim Kratowicz, Commerical Electrical Inspector, 262-835-6407
  • Commercial Plumbing and Commerical Electrical Inspectors - These are part-time positions, call to schedule an appointment

Location: Caledonia Village Hall, 5043 Chester Lane, Racine, WI 53402

Building Inspector Hours: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday
Inspectors are usually in the Office: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Inspectors are usually in the Field: 10:00 AM to Noon and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Tasks:

The Building Department provides services for commercial and residential construction projects. The Building Department has a Department Manager, building inspector, residential electrical inspector, part-time commercial electrical inspector, residential plumbing inspector, part-time commercial plumbing inspector, and a half-time administrative assistant. The staff assists in the review and issuance of permits and all inspections. Citizens can call or stop in with questions.

Reasons to Contact our Department:

The Building Department can assist in answering questions on building application procedures and building codes.

When is a Building Permit Required?

  • All new residential dwellings*
    • New Home requirements:
      1. Zoning application with survey and orange zoning permit card
      2. Two sets of house plans
      3. Two energy worksheets - acquired from the heating contractor
      4. WI enginerring stamp for floor and roof trusses and a plan layout of trusses 
      5. If a mound system is needed, the sanitary permit from Racine County Planning & Development is required 
      6. Specifications for a pre-fabricated fireplace, if applicable
      7. Two copies of a parcel survey
      8. Copy of contractor license with address & phone number
    • Building Permit application
    • New Home permit application
  • All new commercial buildings*
    • Commerical building requirements:
      1. Zoning application with survey and orange zoning permit card
      2. Two sets of complete state approved plans showing electrical, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, and structural plans
    • State of Wisconsin DSPS
  • All additions* and alterations - i.e. rec. rooms
  • Moving of buildings*
  • Swimming pools*
  • Sheds*
  • Decks*
  • Garages*, ** / Pole Barns*
  • Razing
  • Heating, air conditioning and fireplaces
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • This is a partial listing. Other activities may also require a permit.

* Requires zoning permit
** Garages that are in a residential area require a variance through the Village of Caledonia before they can apply for a zoning permit if over 1050 square feet.

What Should Residents Bring?

Village of Caledonia is doing its own Zoning, website will be updated shortly.  Please standby.  


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