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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.

View all impacts to City service on the City's COVID-19 website.

Smart Builder Tips

Here are some tips to get the most out of a partnership with a contractor:

  • Try to get at least three estimates. Check contractors’ references. Visit projects the contractor has built.

  • If you have a concern about a contractor, you may contact

    • The Wisconsin Agricultural Department, Consumer Protection Division at (608) 266-9836.

    • The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Division at (608) 266-1852.

  • Check with the Register of Deeds for deed or plat restrictions before construction.

  • Not all garage and shed kits meet building code. Check with Building Inspection before you buy a kit.

  • Building the overhead door higher to accommodate vans and boats can be a good resale feature.

  • Use ceiling and rafter space as storage area. Build it in when constructing your project and include it in plans.

  • Seal concrete floors to prevent salt damage. They can affect your neighbor’s property.

  • To prevent wall damage, place a 2x10 board at bumper height across the end of your garage.

  • Position and install lights to assure your safety. Make sure they do not point down and shine on your neighbor’s property.

Last Updated: 06/15/2022

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