The Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) is the statewide building code for one- and two-family dwellings built since June 1, 1980. The Industry Services Division provides consultation and education concerning UDC construction standards and inspection procedures. Building materials are evaluated for conformance with standards. UDC inspection and contractor credentials are administered. The UDC is enforced in all Wisconsin municipalities.
Questions regarding the Uniform Dwelling Code can be sent to: DSPSSBUDCtech@wi.gov
Emergency Rule 1634 (ER1634) was recently enacted, introducing language to Chapter SPS 320.09(2) of the UDC pertaining to the department’s online submittal process as required by 2015 Act 211. The emergency rule has an effective start date of December 6, 2016, and an expiration date of May 4, 2017.
Act 211 Electronic Building Permit System
Soil Erosion Control Plan Audit Changes
Deck Column Footing Size Worksheet click here.
REScheck including loads tab click here.
Heat Loss Calculator with Instructions click here.
Highlights of the 2016 Uniform Dwelling Code Changes (Link)
Additional Code Updates
WALL BRACING PERMANENT RULES – download the wall bracing rules and HOW TO USE guide
Wall Bracing Rules
Wall Bracing Compliance Worksheet
Wall Bracing FAQ