Permit Information

Building Permit Applications - Online

The Village of Elm Grove is now offering a new convenient way to submit building permit applications online. Community Core™ is a quick and easily online permitting solution that allows applicants to submit permits at their own convenience. Save yourself the inconvenience of traveling to Village Hall, and sign up for Community Core™ with an easy onetime registration. To register for an account, please  send your contact information via email to the Waukesha SAFEbuilt offices at A response email will be sent to you with a link for account activation. 

Building Permit Information

ACT 211 Requirements for New Home Construction

Act 211 requires that new home construction be completed by verified contractors in the State of Wisconsin and reported to the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) accordingly. DSPS has created an online Building Permit System for submitting new home construction permits directly to the State. Additionally, Act 211 requires all new home construction applications use the Wisconsin Uniform Building Permit.

Building Permit Extensions

Under the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC), all permits expire two years after the date of issuance. The Village of Elm Grove requires that any expired permit be renewed by means of a permit extension. Please note that any permit extension will include additional fees payable to the Village. All permit extensions are coordinated through the Building Inspector.

Zoning Permit Information

For information on Public Works permits, please visit the Public Works Permit Information page.