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Building Moving Permit Procedures
Print out instructions (PDF)
Fill out a Building Moving permit (PDF) form and return it to us at Building Inspection (BI).
Contact each agency below to get a list of requirements:
Engineering: Christy Bachmann (608) 266-4095
Traffic Engineering: Mark Winter (608) 266-6526
Forestry: Marla Eddy (608) 266-4450
Streets: Streets Division Superintendent (608) 266-4680
Police: Lieutenant Scott Kleinfeldt (608) 266-4482
Water Utility: Adam Wiederhoeft, (608) 266-9121
Zoning: Jacob Moskowitz (608) 266-4560
The building mover must be a pre-qualified contractor.
Provide Engineering with a dolly layout.
Provide Building Inspection:
A Certificate of Insurance (COI). COI must show general liability and property damage limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence.
An indemnification agreement. This agreement must state the City will not be held liable for any damage that may occur during the move.
A bond, not to exceed $50,000. The bond guarantees that you will remove the building from the City street, property, or right of way as directed. The BI Director will determine the bond amount.
A site plan, if moving the building to a lot in Madison. The plan must be to scale and must show where on the lot you will place the building. You will need Zoning approval.
A surety bond, if moving to a lot in Madison. The Director will determine the bond amount, not to exceed $50,000. The surety bond assures that the exterior of the building will have a proper finish. Exteriors must be painted and have final grading.
The owner or mover must contact utilities that may need to move obstructions along the route. For example: Gas and electric, telephone, cable TV, railroad signal and wires, etc.
If you receive No Parking signs, place these 48 hours before the move.
The moving permit fee is $200. Payment is due when we issue the permit.
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