City of Fitchburg Building Inspection

With the new water mains recently installed on W. Clayton Road and the South Syene Road area, you will need to include the additional Water impact fee of $1285.00 cost for a single family home with the cost of the building permit (Minimum $75 or 1.5% of cost, whichever is greater) when connecting to City services:
See the permit and application link 2021 Fee Schedule
for additional cost for duplexes and other applicable structures.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Building Inspection Department assures both an established and effective level of building safety and health for the public who purchase, own, build, or use buildings and other structures throughout the city.
The department enforces the 2015 IBC Code, 2017 NEC (NFPA 70) and the 2016 UDC state codes for one and two family homes. The building inspectors review plans and perform inspections as required. The inspectors also review new code editions and recommend local adoption changes and provide public assistance / education on content, intent, and compliance with building codes.

Attention Building Permit Applicants:

You may use email and drop box for permit submission. For permit submittal, please email to For NEW Construction only, all hard copies are required (see check list), there is a drop box/basket set up inside the first set of doors (atrium) at City Hall, one electronic set of plans is also required. For all other permits, please email. Forms can be found on permit applications and requirements page

For inspections: Call Paul Scott at 608-270-4241 or Cell 608-216-8038 or Jack Pearson at 608-270-4242 or 575-1881