Village of River Hills
SAFEbuilt (262-346-4577 or

SAFEbuilt inspector office hour

Tuesdays 1-3 pm               Thursdays 10 am-12 pm

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  • River Hills Construction Guidelines – all interior and exterior projects
  • Setback Requirements – if requirements are not met than submission to the Board of Appeals is required – contact Village Hall at 414-352-8213
  • Building Board Application Checklist – projects from the list below (All items from checklist must be turned into Village Hall by the 1st Monday of the month in order to be on that months Agenda.  The monthly meeting is held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 5pm)

(These projects must also appear before the Building Board)

  • New House and garage
  • Detached garages
  • Additions
  • Sheds and any other accessory buildings
  • Decks
  • Pools and outdoor spas
  • Fences, entry gates and garden walls
  • Dog kennel, gazebos, driveway piers
  • Tennis Courts
  • Berms over 4′ in height
  • Lamp posts & other exterior lighting
  • Exterior remodel (windows, siding, roofing, doors)

Download/Print The Following:

  • 2020 Building Permit – All exterior and interior additions or remodels ($95 minimum)
  • 2020 Electrical Permit – All interior and exterior electrical work (minimum fee $75)
  • 2020 Heating and Air Conditioning Permit – Heating and incinerator units, air conditioning other than wall units (minimum fee – $80)
  • 2020 Plumbing Permit (minimum fee – $75)
  • ROW Permit – Working in the Right of Way (no minimum)
  • Sign Permits – Rummage sales, Estate sales, Contractor’s advertising, etc. ($2 per day per sign or $10 minimum)
    • Neighbor permission letter – If you wish to have a sign on your neighbor’s property you must get written permission which will be turned in when a sign permit is requested
  • Solicitor’s – Individuals soliciting business or donations ($50 per person + $20 per background check)
  • Special Privilege Permit – Required to place encroachments in the public “rights of way” ($50.00)
  • Transient Merchant’s – Individuals selling goods and products ($150 per organization + $25 per person)
  • Wrecking And Razing – Tear down of existing structure (no minimum)

The following permits are available only at the Village Hall:

  • Dog And Cat Licenses – or register online at MADACC

The following permits require approval by the Department of Public Works – 414-352-0080

The following permits are available only at the Police Department – 414-247-2302

Methods of payment for permits

  • At Village Hall – cash, check, or credit card (fee charged for credit cards)
  • In the mail – check
  • Online – credit card (additional fee)
    • reference the type of permit when filling out the credit card information online
    • email a copy of the permit application to