Planning & Zoning Information

Welcome

Please read Chapter 10 - Zoning and Chapter 11 - Building Code of Rome’s Municipal Code of Ordinances before submitting applications.

All application forms and permit requests are available below or can be picked up/dropped off at the Rome Municipal Complex Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Applications and supporting documentation can also be mailed to the town at 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa, WI 54457.

Link to Town of Rome Zoning Map Below:

ZONING MAP 1-19-2017

Department Services

Camping Permits
Permits are required for:
  • All new 1 and 2 family homes
  • Additions that increase the physical dimensions of a building
  • Alterations to the building structure
  • Alterations to the building's heating, electrical or plumbing systems
  • All electrical wiring (new or remodeling)
  • All HVAC (new, remodeling or replacement equipment)
  • All plumbing (new or remodeling)
  • Agricultural buildings (zoning only)
  • Commercial buildings
  • Accessory structures
Permits are not required for:
  • Re-siding
  • Re-roofing unless a third layer of roofing material is added
  • Finishing interior surfaces--contact building inspector to confirm need for permit
  • Installation of cabinetry--contact building inspector to confirm need for permit
  • Repairs deemed minor by building inspector
  • Normal repairs to HVAC and plumbing
  • Repairs to electrical equipment or systems (e.g.. switches, receptacles or fixtures)

If uncertain, call the Building Inspector or the Zoning Administrator.

To Obtain An Application:

  • Pick up at the Town Municipal Building or call the Zoning Administrator at (715) 325-8019.
  • Please see the attached list of information required to obtain building permits.
  • Refer to fee schedule for permit fee amounts.
RETURNING COMPLETED APPLICATIONS & SUBMITTING PLANS:
  • Applications may be dropped off at or mailed to:

Town of Rome
1156 Alpine Drive
Nekoosa, WI 54457

Items needed to issue building permits for:

New Homes:
  1. 2 sets of building plans drawn to scale with elevations
  2. Site plan of the land showing dimensions of the property, size of all structures on property and distances from structures to lot lines and ordinary high water mark (if applicable)
  3. Adams County sanitary permit
  4. Thermal performance sheets (heat loss calculations) Res Check Software accepted
  5. Wall bracing detail plan
  6. Uniform Building Permit application - follow link to State website: https://verification.dsps.wi.gov/buildingpermit/application/Directions.aspx
  7. Erosion Control Plan worksheet and plot plan
  8. Township zoning permit application
  9. Adams County shore land protection district permit application (if applicable)
  10. Permit fee amounts from the fee schedules
  11. Driveway permit application (if applicable)
  12. Property Owners Association approval (if applicable)
Additions, Remodels & Accessory structures over 150 sq. ft.
  1. 1 set of building plans drawn to scale with elevations
  2. Site plan of the land showing dimensions of the property, size of all structures on property and distances from structures to lot lines and ordinary high water mark (if applicable)
  3. Adams County sanitary permit (if applicable)
  4. Uniform Building Permit application
  5. Erosion Control Plan shown on site plan for additions only
  6. Township zoning permit application
  7. Adams County shore land protection district permit application (if applicable)
  8. Permit fee amounts from the fee schedules
  9. Driveway permit application (if applicable)
  10. Property Owners Association approval (if applicable)
Sheds up to and including 150 sq. ft.
  1. 1 set of building plans
  2. Site plan showing dimensions of the property, size of all structures on property and distances from structures to lot lines and ordinary high water mark (if applicable)
  3. Township zoning permit application
  4. Adams County shore land protections district permit application (if applicable)
  5. Permit fee amount from the fee schedule
  6. Driveway permit application (if applicable)
  7. Property Owners Association approval (if applicable)
Commercial:
  1. 2 State approved building plans and specifications as needed per SPS 360.12
  2. Site plan showing dimensions of the property, size of all structures on property and distances from structures to lot lines and ordinary high water mark (if applicable)
  3. Adams County sanitary permit (if applicable)
  4. Uniform Building permit application
  5. Township zoning permit application
  6. Adams County shore land protection district permit application (if applicable)
  7. Permit fee amounts from the fee schedules
  8. Driveway permit application (if applicable)