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Electrical Inspection Section

Electrical inspectors check the installation and modification of a building's electrical facilities. This includes, but not limited to all wiring and equipment associated to power, lighting, control, communication and life safety systems for all buildings. The City of Milwaukee adopts by reference in the Building and Zoning Code Vol II Chapter 222 the State of Wisconsin Electrical Code Comm 16 Vol II. The State code adopts by reference The National Electrical code NFPA 70. The above noted codes can be found in most libraries reference section.

Click here for Chapter 222 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances
Click here for State of Wisconsin Administrative Electrical Code
Click here for NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)

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Who Can Take Out a Permit

The City of Milwaukee requires that an electrical permit be procured prior to start of installation. Only licensed and insured electrical contractors can obtain permits.
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What We Inspect

Electrical Inspection performs the following type inspections; main electrical service updates and new installations and any electrical system alteration or new installations of equipment. We also investigate electrical complaints. Our inspectors are part of the Occupancy inspection team. The following is the current electrical district arrangements and phone numbers.
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Inspector Districts

Each inspector has a district. He or she performs all inspections in their district.

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Permit & Fees

All Electrical work in the City of Milwaukee must be done with a permit obtained from the Development Center. The person applying for the permit must be a Milwaukee Licensed and Insured Electrical Contractor.



Last update 1/28/2014



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Contact Us

Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway
10th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202  


Electrical Section Staff List

James Powers

Richard Paur 286-2512 Trades Manager
Robert Radmer 286-2522 Electrical Supervisor
Judy Becker 286-2532 Clerical
Bertha Redd 286-2514 Clerical
Dave Alessi 286-2527 Electrical Inspector
Kevin Blanco 286-2526 Electrical Inspector
John Blask 286-5819 Electrical Inspector
Joe Glorioso 286-2531 Electrical Inspector
James Krzewski 286-2525 Electrical Inspector
Marion Orlando 286-3278 Electrical Inspector
James Powers 286-2528 Electrical Inspector
Pamela Theissenhusen 286-2530 Electrical Inspector
Jacob Van Ruden 286-2523 Electrical Inspector
Daniel Wegner 286-3297 Electrical Inspector

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