Village of River Hills
Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM
Hours of Work for machinery/loud tools within the village
Monday – Saturday from 8am – 5pm
No Sundays or Holidays

Please call or email SAFEbuilt (262-420-4732 or [email protected]) for inspections of your building, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing permits.  All inspections must be scheduled by 4pm for next business day inspections.

The options available for submission of all permit applications is:

  • mail to 7650 N Pheasant Ln, River Hills, WI 53217
  • email to [email protected] and [email protected]
  • drop off at village hall during business hour
  • after hours drop off there is a mail slot in the front door of village hall

Payments for permits can be made by either of the following methods:

  • mail to 7650 N Pheasant Ln, River Hills, WI 53217
  • credit card – scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the “click to pay now” button
  • drop off at village hall during business hour
  • after hours drop off there is a mail slot in the front door of village hall

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The following permits require approval by the Building Inspector:

  • Building Permit 2022– All exterior and interior additions or remodels ($95 minimum)  Ordinance Chapter 7,30,31
  • Electrical Permit 2022 – All interior and exterior electrical work (minimum fee $75)  Ordinance Chapter 14
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Permit 2022 – Heating and incinerator units, air conditioning other than wall units                                                  (minimum fee – $80)  Ordinance 7.0504
  • Plumbing Permit 2022 – All interior and exterior plumbing work (minimum fee – $75)  Ordinance Chapter 13
  • Wrecking And Razing – Tear down of existing structure (no minimum)  Ordinance 7.0505

Additional links/information about Building Permits:


The following permits require approval by the Village Staff:

  • Chicken Permit – Annual permit required for the keeping of chickens ($100 initial & $25 renewal)Ordinance Chapter 2.17(1)(b)  Ordinance was rescinded – no permit required
  • Dumpster 0r Temporary Storage Units – 40 day temporary permit ($100) Ordinance Chapter 2.23
  • Sign Permits – Rummage sales, Estate sales, Contractor’s advertising, etc. ($2 per day per sign or $10 minimum) Ordinance 7.06
  • Solicitor’s – Individuals soliciting business or donations ($50 per person + $20 per background check = $70)  Ordinance 2.21
  • Special Privilege Permit – Required to place encroachments in the public “rights of way” ($50.00)  Ordinance 2.36
  • Transient Merchant’s – Individuals selling goods and products ($150 per organization + $25 per person)  Ordinance 2.20

The following permits require approval by the Village Engineer and Department of Public Works:

The following permits are available only in person at Village Hall

  • Dog And Cat Licenses – or register online at MADACC

The following permits are available only in person at the Police Department

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)