The Town of Bayfield’s Building Department is committed to safeguard the public health, safety and the general welfare of the citizens and guests of Bayfield.
The building department requires building permits for all new single-family and multi-family dwellings, commercial structures, additions, remodels and repair construction. Applicants should first check with the Land Use Administrator to determine if any land use permits are required for proposed project.
Residential Building Permit Process:
Single Family, Multi-Family Dwellings, Additions, Remodels, and Repair Construction -
The Town requires 2 sets of detailed drawings including a site plan. The Town Land Use Administrator will review the site plan for setback compliance, drainage, and parking requirements. The Building Inspector will review the plans and perform the required inspections to insure that all work is in compliance with the 2015 Editions of the International Building Codes and 2009 Edition of the Energy Conservation Code.
Click this link to be directed to the full Building Permit Process & Requirements for Single-Family or Multi-Family Dwellings:
Commercial Building Permit Process:
Commercial Structures -
The Town requires 4 sets of detailed drawings including a site plan. These plans will be reviewed by the Town Land Use Administrator, the Town Engineer, the Fire Marshal & the Building Inspector.
Please click the link below for a fully detailed list of requirements for each of these reviews.
•The Town Land Use Administrator will review the site plan for setback compliance, parking requirements, and land use compliance.
•The Town Engineer will review the plans for existing site topography, site grading, drainage, and the utility plan.
•The Fire Marshal with Upper Pine Fire Protection District will review the plans for conformance with the 2015 International Fire Code .
•The Building Inspector will review the plans for conformance with the 2015 International Building Codes, 2009 Energy Conservation Code.
Click this link to be directed to the Building Permit Process for Commercial Structures: Inspections:
Building Inspections -
Please contact Mike Shave, the Town Building Inspector @ 970-259-5800 to schedule Building Code Inspections. Electrical Inspections -
Please contact the State Electrical Inspector @ 970-249-1300 to schedule electrical inspections. Water and Sewer Inspections -
Please contact the Bayfield Town Hall @ 970-884-9544 to set up water and sewer inspections.