Maintaining the health, safety and welfare of the community.

Village Ordinances

WM Permit Fees -Commercial

WM Permit Fees -Residential

Building Permit Application

Inspection Requests SAFEbuilt Permits

Sign TEMP – Permit App 2017

Temporay sign permit (front)  and Temporary sign rules – Page 2

The Building Inspection Services Department is primarily responsible for overseeing new construction of and alterations to commercial and residential buildings. Plans are reviewed and permits issued within the restrictions of the State and Village codes.

The Property Maintenance / Fire Inspection Department respond to citizen complaints and make regular inspections for code violations, weeds, trash, graffiti, nuisance vehicles and snow removal.

Sec 90-80 Mowing

It shall be the duty of every person or organization to mow or cause to be mowed upon property so owned or occupied all grasses exceeding six inches in height.  Ord No. 5-O-02 and 5-20-02



Office Hours:  By Appointment call 262-955-3014


By Phone: (262) 346-4577

By Email:

All inspections must be scheduled by 4pm for next day business inspections.

Building Inspection Administrative Assistant
414-645-1530, Extension 128


Mark Gregory and Joe VanDerLinden

Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
414-645-1530, Extension 140

Fire inspections are done twice yearly. The first inspections are completed January 1 to June 30 and the second are completed July 1 to December 31.


Mark Gregory and Joe VanDerLinden (Inspectors)
Office Hours: Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
414-645-1530, Extension 129

West Milwaukee is very concerned about the negative impact of graffiti on the community. Section 14-436 of the Municipal Code requires the owner of a property to remove or cover up any graffiti damage within 30 days. Although removal can be time consuming and create a financial burden, studies have shown that failure to cover-up graffiti in a timely fashion will generally result in an “explosion” of additional graffiti in the surrounding area. Police officers and the Village’s property maintenance inspector share the responsibility for the prevention and elimination of graffiti, while the property maintenance inspector works with property owners on options for removal.