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Construction Inspection Process

How to request a building inspection

This page is to help you obtain building inspections by DNS on permitted work. We want to provide timely inspections for your building project. These steps should insure you the best service we can provide.

A. To request an inspection:

1. Call the construction section at 286-2513.

a. Footings and foundation inspections are usually done that day.

b. Final inspections are typically done in 48 hours or less.

c. Stay in contact with the inspector if some time critical inspection is due.

To permit us to schedule our time more efficiently, inspectors establish their own schedules so as to minimize travel time from one site to another. The clerical staff cannot set appointment times, but can give general information. Inspectors are generally available by phone at 7:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

All building inspectors have direct dial lines. Please use the direct dial lines to contact your inspector. If you do not know who your inspector is, call Construction Section at 286-2513.


To see a map of inspector districts click Here->CONSTRUCTION DISTRICTS.pdf


Construction Section Staff List

 Richard P. Paur, P.E.  286-2512  Bldg. Cons. Inspection Div. Manager
 David Rhodes  286-2535  Bldg. Cons. Inspection Supervisor
 John Cunningham  286-2538  Construction Inspector
 Mark Gardetto  286-3827  Fire Systems Engineer
 Bob McInnes  286-2518  Construction Inspector
 Mike Niedermann  286-2590  Construction Inspector
 Peter Rafalski  286-5982  Construction Inspector
 Peter Schwartz  286-2537  Construction Inspector
 Joel Walloch  286-8160  Construction Inspector
 Adrian Gibbs  286-8001  Boiler Inspector
 Jillian Klug  286-2536  Boiler Inspector
 Jim Smith  286-5169  Boiler Inspector

B. You (or your agent) need not be present for the inspection so long as:

1. The area is accessible. (i.e., no locked gates, mean dogs etc.)

2. The area is not occupied. (i.e., backyard or new house construction with no personal property present.)

3. The permit and approved plans are on site and available to the inspector.

4. You have spoken with your inspector and secured his understanding of the circumstance.

C. You need to be present if an inspection is required inside your occupied building:

1. You may authorize a friend or neighbor to escort the inspector.

2. Please make arrangements with your inspector in advance.


Last Update 7/10/2018

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Milwaukee, WI 53202


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