Occupancy and Zoning

Occupancy Information

The Village of West Milwaukee has an extensive redevelopment plan encompassing the entire community. Accordingly, it is in the best interest of the Village and all potential occupants, that both parties understand the detailed uses of each property. The application forms that need to be completed will enable the Village of West Milwaukee to provide you guidance and direction in conducting business in the Village.

West Milwaukee Comprehensive Plan

You may NOT open for business until you have an occupancy certificate. Submitting an application does not guarantee approval.

It is important to check the Village of West Milwaukee’s code online, section 98-255 Occupancy Permit Required, to confirm the permitted uses for the property.  Please also call the West Allis Health Department at (414) 302-8600 to confirm if you will need an inspection by their department, regardless of if you will have food on the premises. We request your patience and cooperation in completing the application thoroughly.

See the forms and permits page for required documents. 

If you have difficulty completing the forms, or if you have any questions regarding the information requested on the forms, please contact the Zoning Department at (414) 645-1530 ext 128.  After any form has been completed, please return it to the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office at 4755 W. Beloit Road.

There is a fee of $150.00 to cover the cost of processing the occupancy permit application. The application may be notarized if you submit it in person at the above address, or you may also have it notarized prior to submitting it to our office. Page five (5) requires two notarized signatures (applicant and the owner of the property/building). The application will not be reviewed without these two (2) notarized signatures.

The completed application form will be forwarded to the Chief of Police and the Inspection Services Department, and should the Inspectors require additional information, you will be asked to comply. Sprinklers and/or Alarm Permit Plans: Between the applicant/developer/architect and village inspectors – it is their responsibility to follow up with each other or request additional information in order to determine if sprinkler plans and/or alarm permit plans are required to be updated or installed.

The completed application form will be reviewed in approximately fifteen (15) business days after receipt.

Contact Information:

Lisa Held — Permitting/Building Inspection

(262) 263-9859


Teri Anniuk — Zoning/Occupancy Application

(414) 645-1530 ext. 128


Susan Schupp — Clerk/Liquor License Application

(414) 645-1530 ext. 124


Rick Durica or Joe VanDerLinden  — Fire Inspections/Property Maintenance

(414) 645-1530 ext. 129 



West Allis Health Department — Environmentalist/Restaurant License 

Office: (414) 302-8600