Building Services


The Building Services Department is charged with the task of inspecting all plans and construction projects within the City of Pewaukee to assure that all structures are constructed safely and in compliance with the city codes and ordinances and the state administrative rules and statutes. The department also handles complaints from citizens and other departments regarding code violations including: 

  • Business uses
  • Debris
  • Encroachments
  • Environmental complaints
  • Erosion control
  • Junk vehicles
  • Zoning violations

The mission of the department is to provide services that promote public health, safety, and welfare while maintaining and promoting sustainable neighborhood, industrial, and business development within the city.

The Building Services Department is open at 7 a.m. each day Monday through Friday. Inspectors are typically in office until 10 a.m., at which time they begin field inspections. Clerical staff is typically in from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services Provided

Services that are provided by the City of Pewaukee Building Services Department are as follows:

  • Building inspections
  • Plumbing inspections
  • Electrical inspections
  • HVAC inspections
  • Property maintenance inspections
  • Tall grass and weeds
  • Erosion control
  • Unsightly debris
  • Plan review for 1 and 2 family structures
  • Zoning administration
  • Land use enforcement
  • Code consultations

Licensing Requirements

As of July 1, 2009 commercial building contractor businesses that operate in the State of Wisconsin will need to be registered with the State Department of Commerce, Safety and Buildings Division.

The Building Contractor Registration (BCR) will be for businesses whose work is regulated under any of the commerce codes affecting commercial buildings, places of employment, one and two family dwellings, and public swimming pools.

People holding dwelling contractor certifications will not need the BCR to obtain one and two family permits, but they may want the registration to do commercial construction work.

Find out complete details at the Wisconsin Department of Commerce website.