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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.

To allow us to schedule our time more efficiently, inspectors establish their own schedules in order 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 from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.

A. To request an inspection, call your inspector directly. If you do not know who your inspector is, call the Construction Section at 286-2513.

  • Footings and foundation inspections are usually done within 2 business days
  • Final inspections are typically done within 3 business days
  • Stay in contact with the inspector if some time-critical inspection is due

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

  • The area is accessible (i.e., no locked gates, dogs etc.)
  • The area is not occupied (i.e., backyard or new house construction with no personal property present)
  • The permit and approved plans are on site and available to the inspector
  • You have spoken with your inspector and secured their understanding of the circumstance

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

  • You may authorize a friend or neighbor to escort the inspector
  • Please make arrangements with your inspector in advance


City of Milwaukee Department of Administration Director Sharon Robinson 

 Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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



Construction Section


Jezamil Arroyo-Vega , Building Construction Division Manager, 286-2512

Jason R Golec , Bldg. Cons. Inspection Supervisor, 286-2535 

Willie Ruth Hawthorne-Howard , Office Assistant, 286-2561

Construction Inspectors

John Yarcho, 286-2842

Joel Trotter, 286-2553

Todd Anderson, 286-2519

Andrea Solomon , 286-2538

Michael Ritmanich , 286-3362

Peter Rafalski, 286-5982

Bob McInnes, 286-2518

Lorie Gallup, 286-2520

Victor Drake, 286-5817




Boiler Inspectors

Stephen Hibbeler, 286-8001

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