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Building Permits: You may need a Town of Dunn building permit to build, repair, remodel, move, replace siding, add new windows or doors, re-shingle your roof, etc.


A building permit is NOT required for door or window replacements that are of the same size and located within the same location, AC/furnace/water heater/or water softener replacements, roofing or siding repairs that consist of 49% or less of the structures total roof or siding, normal repairs to HVAC and plumbing, repairs to electrical equipment or systems (switches, receptacles, or fixtures).


Unsure if your project requires a building permit? Please direct permit questions to Kelsey Shepperd:

Wrecking Permit: A wrecking permit is required prior to the demolition of any structures. Additional Dane County Zoning permits may be required to be obtained prior to the issuance of a town wrecking permit such as erosion control, shoreland mitigation, or shoreland zoning permits. Please direct questions to Kelsey Shepperd:

To view application requirements, click here.

Dane County Zoning Permit: Applications must be retrieved from Dane County Zoning. A zoning permit may be needed if you are altering an existing building, constructing a new building, doing major repairs, constructing or altering a deck or other structures such as a fence, adding a solar collector, adding a bay or bow window, etc. Zoning permits must be obtained prior to obtaining a Town of Dunn Building Permit. Contact Dane County Zoning at (608) 266-4266 or email for more information.

Dane County Erosion Control or Shoreland Mitigation Permit: Certain projects such as building a new structure, cleaning out drainage ditches or ponds, doing brush or tree cutting, or any filling or grading occurring in a flood zone, wetland, or shoreland area may require these permits. Please contact Dane County Land and Water Resources to verify. Dane County Land and Water Resources can be contacted by emailing or by calling (608) 224-3730


Town Driveway Permit: A driveway permit is required to locate, establish, construct, or substantially reconstruct a driveway, road, or other access, or when a house is to be torn down and rebuilt, to a property from a town highway or to a private road within the Town of Dunn. Unsure if your project requires a driveway permit? Please direct questions to Kelsey Shepperd:

Do you need driveway access from on a County road or highway? Access to properties located on a County highway is overseen by Dane County Highway and Transportation. More information regarding the County’s permitting process can be found here or by contacting Kevin Eslick, Associate Highway Engineer at (608) 283-1486 or by emailing


Do you need driveway access from on a State highway? Access to properties located on State highways is overseen by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Please contact Scot Hinkle at (608) 246-5334 or

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