Commercial Permits

Building Permit - Contractor / Tenant / Owner

Building permits may be taken out by a contractor, the tenant or the property owner. An inspection is required by the City upon completion of work. Access building permits. You can also view instructions for an online payment (PDF) and make an online payment for a building permit (requires project number from Inspection Department).

Electrical Permit - Contractor

To perform electrical contracting work in the City, a firm shall be properly licensed by the State of Wisconsin. An electrical permit is required when any electrical work is being done in conjunction with a building permit. If no building permit is required, and more than three outlets (receptacles, lights, switches, etc.) are added, an electrical permit is required (this usually excludes minor repairs).

Before any electrical work can begin, the permit and fee needs to be received by the Inspection Division. No appointments can be scheduled until this happens. An inspection is required by the City upon completion of work. Access electrical permits. You can also view instructions for an online payment (PDF) and make an online payment for an electrical permit (requires project number from Inspection Department).

HVAC Permit - Contractor

HVAC permits are required when any heating work is being done. Permits are required for furnace replacements, air conditioning replacements, etc. An inspection is required by the City upon completion of work. Access HVAC permits. You can also view instructions for making online payments (PDF) and make an online payment for a HVAC permit (requires project number from Inspection Department).

Licensing

To obtain a HVAC license with the City that must be renewed every year, the Inspection office needs the following:

  • A $2,000 surety bond filed with the Risk Management Department
  • A copy of your driver’s license
  • A copy of your State of Wisconsin Credential card and HVAC Qualifier Certificate
  • $100 license fee

Plumbing Permit - Contractor

Permits are required for turf watering systems, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, and water heater replacement, etc. An inspection is required by the City upon completion of work. Access plumbing permits. You can also view instructions for online payments (PDF) and make an online payment for plumbing (requires project number from Inspection Department).