2424 15th Avenue
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Phone Numbers: (414) 762-2222, ext. 140 or (414) 768-8054
Fax Number: (414) 768-8068
Inspector Steve Petery
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., or by appointment
To access Inspection Department Permits, click here.
Permits may require a two-week review period. Plumbing Electrical Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Building permits are required for the following new construction and alterations:
Plans, specifications, and a plat of survey may be required.
Triple permit fees shall be charged if work is started prior to department approval.
No plumbing work shall be performed in the City of South Milwaukee unless a permit for such work has been issued to a licensed master plumber, or to a property owner for work to be done by him/her in a single family building owned and occupied by him/her, except that no permit shall be required for:
Any property owner may personally install electrical wiring in a single family residence or accessory building which he has legally owned and occupied for a period of at least thirty days. No person, firm, or corporation, with the exception above, shall engage in the business of performing electrical work for others in the City of South Milwaukee unless such person, firm, or corporation has a valid Master Electrician’s License and a valid State of Wisconsin electrical contractor’s license. Permits shall be required for all electrical work, except that no permit shall be required for:
No HVAC work shall be performed within the City of South Milwaukee unless a permit has been issued to a licensed HVAC Contractor or to the property owner by the Inspection Department. Permits are required for the following new construction, modifications or replacements (commercial or residential):
Permits may require a two-week review period.
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning