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Licenses & Certifications
In order to do construction work in the City of Stevens Point, there are certain licenses and/or certifications required for each project type. The following is a list of project types and the required license and/or certifications required to obtain an approved permit: 

Building (One and Two-Family Residential)
A person or entity may obtain a building permit for a one- or two-family dwelling only if (see exception) the person or entity holds a dwelling contractor certification or a dwelling contractor - restricted certification, and a dwelling contractor qualifier certification, except as provided under s. 101.654(1)(b), Wis. Stats. There is an exception for an owner of a dwelling who resides or will reside in the dwelling and who applies for the building permit. 
Any contractor who performs electrical work in the City of Stevens Point must possess a State of Wisconsin Master Electrician License.
Any contractor who performs HVAC work in the City of Stevens Point must possess the following license, certification, and meet the following insurance requirements: 
  • State of Wisconsin HVAC Contractor Registration, and 
  • State HVAC Qualifier Certification

Any contractor who performs plumbing work in the City of Stevens Point must possess a State of Wisconsin Master Plumber License.

To see if a contractor is licensed with the State of Wisconsin, please visit the Department of Commerce Credential Search.

Please note, the State of Wisconsin may require additional licenses and/or certifications to do certain construction work. Please visit the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to learn more.

News and Announcements - View All
Request for Proposals: Former Lullabye Site Redevelopment, 1017 3rd St.
The City of Stevens Point is soliciting proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of 1017 Third St., a property on the north side of the City’s downtown, along Centerpoint Dr. between the historic buildings in downtown & residential homes to the north. Read More
Building Permits Required for Fences & Driveways
To obtain a fence or driveway permit, now required by the Inspection Department, complete the "building" section of the building permit application and bring that, along with a site plan outlining the proposed improvements, to the Inspection Dept. office. Read More

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City of Stevens Point, 1515 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54481 | Phone 715-346-1569