Permits

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Permit applications can be picked up at the City of Chippewa Falls Engineer’s Office, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 30 W Central Street.  

Permit applications can be reviewed by Engineering staff before fees are paid at the City of Chippewa Falls Treasurer’s Office in City Hall.  When fees are paid and the application is approved by Engineering staff, a permit will be issued.

Street Use, Conditional, and Special Use permits should be discussed with Engineering staff before applications are assembled and submitted.


 

Right-of-way Excavation

City Ordinances require a permit to be obtained before any excavation is made in any public right-of-way in the City of Chippewa Falls.
 
The right-of-way excavation permit application fee is Fifty Dollars ($50) for any person working or excavating within the public right-of-way. The application fee must be paid when the permit is applied for and current Certificate of Insurance and a $3000 Performance Bond on file with the Engineering Office. After work has been completed the City of Chippewa Falls or the City’s Contractor will replace any concrete or street surface in the public right-of-way that has been removed or damaged. Subsequent billing for aforementioned surface work will be mailed to the permit holder after the work has been completed.
 
Driveway Permit

City Ordinances require a permit to be obtained any time a new or replacement driveway approach is constructed within the right-of-way. Driveway permits can only be issued to the general contractor or the individual or company that will be performing the work. Permits can only be issued if the proposed driveway meets all code requirements. Driveway grades will be established by the Engineering Department. The Driveway Permit application fee is Fifty Dollars ($50).

 
Storm Water Management

Storm Water Management Plan Review Fees [PDF]

Storm Water Utility Credit Policy [PDF]

Chapter 31 of the Chippewa Falls’ Code of Ordinances requires storm water management plans are developed for subdivisions, developments and other construction sites. To see if your site needs a permit, visit Chapter 31 of the City Ordinances found at www.municode.com. If you have questions regarding your site or the requirements, please contact the Engineering Office.
 
Erosion Control
Chapter 30 of the Chippewa Falls’ Code of Ordinances requires an Erosion Control Permit and Plan be developed for subdivisions, developments, and other construction sites. To see if your site needs a permit visit Chapter 30 of the City Ordinances found at www.municode.com. If you have questions regarding your site or the requirements please contact the Engineering Office.
 
Other permits managed by the Engineering Department
 
Street Use Permit
Conditional & Special Use Permits

 

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