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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Building Inspection is open to the public by appointment only.

For more on appointments and other services, please see the Building Inspection Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

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Reinspection Fee

MGO 27.09(5)(A) allows Building Inspection to charge a fee for reinspections. We do reinspections to ensure compliance with an Official Notice.

If you have questions, please call us at (608) 266-4551 and ask to speak to a housing inspector.

Re-Inspection Fees
Code Conferences No Charge
Reinspection resulting in compliance No Charge
All reinspections not resulting in compliance $75.00 each
No entry $35.00 each

Code Conference

A visit to a property to clarify what needs to be done, or how to do it. These visits usually take place before work starts or while work is in progress. We do not combine reinspections and code conferences. A visit to the site to see if work was done is a re-inspection, not a code conference.


No Entry

If an inspector visits a property and is unable to reinspect items listed on the official notice. These situations usually occur if an owner does not schedule reinspection.



A visit to a property to inspect work that has done to correct a violation of MGO Chapter 27. First, the owner of a property is issued an Official Notice. We may issue notices verbally and in writing. The notice has one or more due dates. Then, after the due date, an inspector will go out to reinspect.


Partial Re-inspections

A visit to a property to reinspection some of the items from an Official Notice.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022

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Tenants may be able to reduce their rent if a landlord hasn't corrected certain housing code violations.

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