Maintaining the health, safety, and welfare of the community

Village Ordinances

Commercial Permit Fees

Residential Permit Fees

Permit Form

Fence Permit Information

Fire Suppression System Permit Application

The Building Inspection Services Department is primarily responsible for overseeing new construction 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 responds to citizen complaints and makes regular inspections for code violations, weeds, trash, graffiti, nuisance vehicles, and snow removal. 

West Milwaukee Resident-Tenant Complaint Process

The Village of West Milwaukee Inspections office does not respond to tenant complaints regarding maintenance of the interior of living units, unless it is a life safety issue. The department will however, try to help a tenant with living condition issues when they have shown a landlord has not been responsive to requests for repairs. Please click the following link for more information on the Tenant-Renter Complaint Process.

The Village of West Milwaukee is pleased to announce that we have been approved as the delegated authority from the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services, Division of Industry Services as building, HVAC, fire and components, and commercial plumbing code enforcement authority for commercial buildings.  This will substantially reduce the review time for plan approval.   An application can be completed and submitted with electronic plans and the appropriate fee.  You can contact Kati at Safebuilt at 262-955-3014 or with additional questions.

Application for Review – Buildings, HVAC, Fire, and Components

Application for General Plumbing Plan Review

Building Inspections


Office hours by appointment: (262) 263-9859

New Inspection Request Line

By phone: (262) 420-4732

By email:

All inspections must be scheduled by 4:00 p.m. for next-day business inspections.

Teri Anniuk, Building Inspection Administrative Assistant

(414) 645-1530, Extension 128

Fire Inspections

Joe Van Der Linden and Rick Durica

(414) 645-1530, Extension 129

For immediate assistance, please call (414) 645-1530, Extension 0

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

Property Maintenance

Joe Van Der Linden and Rick Durica

(414) 645-1530, Extension 129

For immediate assistance, please call (414) 645-1530, Extension 0

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.

Milwaukee County Home Repair Program. The Milwaukee County Housing Division provides a Home Repair program funded by federal CDBG and HOME funds by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in suburban County communities excluding the Cities of West Allis and Milwaukee. The program offers 0% interest loans to income-qualified homeowners to make necessary repairs, correct code violations, and receive accessibility modifications. Staff assists clients by creating a detailed scope of work and works with private contractors to receive bids for the work to be done. Homeowner(s) review bids received and select a contractor from cost reasonable bids. Once a contractor is selected, the Homeowner(s) will sign a Loan Agreement and Promissory Note with the County. The loan is secured by a Lien on the owner’s real estate. The County will facilitate an agreement with the contractor for the work to be completed per the scope. After the project is completed, the County pays contractors from loan funds. The Homeowner(s) pay the County back according to the terms of the loan. Please call (414) 278-4917 if you are interested in applying for the program. For more information, please read this CDBG Home Repair Flyer.

West Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Program. The Strong Neighborhoods Program is an initiative developed by the Village of West Milwaukee to help increase the attractiveness of West Milwaukee housing stock. Strong Neighborhoods aims to work with citizens to invest in both them and their homes. The initiative will assist with property maintenance order compliance. The new programs will be financed through a TIF financing law known as the “Affordable Housing Extension” that allows the extension of a TIF to benefit a municipalities housing stock. Funds for these programs will be available in the form of grant as outlined in State Statute 66.1105. Investing in the Village’s housing stock will result in a ripple effect that will benefit everyone in the Village. Please see the links below for more information.

West Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Information Packet

West Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Brochure