Building Inspection

Attention Building Permit Applicants:

New Building Permitting Software effective 2-1-2023.

Open Gov will allow homeowners and contractors to apply directly online through the Open Gov software application. (You may need to sign up as a user initially.) You will be able to upload all files and requested documents and potentially receive approved permits in as little as one business day. The concept is to expedite permits, reduce paper and inform you on the go that an inspection has been performed. We look forward to working with the residents and contractors moving forward and are confident that the transition will go smoothly. Please call Jack at 608-270-4242 if you have any questions or experience any issues with the program.

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Attention Commercial Contractors, Designers, and Developers

The City of Fitchburg is proud to announce a new partnership for Commercial Plan Review only with E-Plan Exam out of Brookfield, WI.

You can now click on the link to the left for the Commercial Building/HVAC, Plumbing, and Sprinkler/Fire Alarm plan review that normally would go to the State of Wisconsin for review. This new process will expedite the previous wait times and allow for your project to move along more efficiently. Click here if you would like more information on the company or go to the application page on the sidebar for immediate access.

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.

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