Building Inspection Department



image of an outdoor deckItems needed:

  • Town of Greenville Application for Building Permit
  • Proper Fees--$50.00
  • Site Plan to include:
    • Setbacks to property lines
    • Distances to other structures
    • Location of septic system – if applicable
    • Location of well – if applicable
    • Drainage easements
    • Utility easements
    Appendix B Deck Codes
  • Deck detail
    • Type of material – treated lumber, composite wood, etc.
    • How is it put together – blueprints or handdrawn sketch
    • Material sizes
    • Footings
    • Code Compliant Handrails
    • Guardrails
    • Steps - uniformity
    • Support spacing
    • No open risers
    • 4 3/8" spacing

image of an deck footing tubeItems for Consideration:

  1. Drainage easements
  2. Utility easements
  3. Shoreland Zoning
  4. Airport Zoning
  5. Wetlands
  6. Property lines
  7. Diggers Hotline (1-800-242-8511)
  8. Plan ahead for future (fences, additions, sheds, etc.)

Handrail Shapes

Deck Checklist



BEFORE building anything you must first check the shoreland, wetland and airport zoning.

This can be done on the Outagamie County website

Outagamie County Zoning Department