Maybe. A Building Certificate is required for any structure built, placed or erected within Platte County, outside of any Town limits.
However, your structure may be exempt from needing a Building Certificate if all four of the following exceptions are met:
If any of those four exceptions apply to your structure then you are required to obtain a Building Certificate.
If you are unsure call the Planner at 307-322-2962.
If your structure requires a septic or well permit it is always important to apply for those permits before applying for a Building Certificate.
Building Certificate Application is located under the Applications section of the Planning & Zoning page.
These plans can be hand-drawn or professional renderings.
Once your building certificate application has been submitted to the Planning Office it will then be reviewed to determine whether more information is needed, whether proper DEQ and State Engineer permits have been obtained, and to determine whether the proposed structure is a conforming structure in the zoning district where the building will be constructed. Once the Planning Office determines that you have submitted a complete application and that the structure will be legal to build, the application is then presented to the Platte County Commissioners for their approval. The Platte County Commissioners meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, which means the time from submitting the application to approval is usually only a few of weeks.
The Planning Office is available to answer any questions you may have about development in Platte County.
Mail: 600 9th Street, Wheatland, WY 82201
In-person: Wheatland Town Hall (600 9th Street, Wheatland)