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Building Inspector

The City’s Building Inspector is responsible for issuing permits, conduction inspections, enforcing the zoning code and providing staff support to the City Planning Commission.  The goal of the Department is to provide professional and cost-effective inspection services that will ensure that our homes and businesses are constructed correctly with quality materials in order to preserve public safety and neighborhood property values.  

A building permit is needed for a variety of building projects.  Some examples of projects that would need a building permit are:

  • Building an addition on your house
  • Building a garage
  • Building a deck
  • New wiring
  • Installing and new furnace or Air Conditioning
  • Remodeling your house
  • Installing new siding
  • Installing new windows in your house
  • New Plumbing
  • Changing the pitch of your roof
  • Resurfacing of sidewalks and driveways
  • New construction
  • Swimming pools
  • Fences
  • Storage sheds

Please check with the building inspector or City Hall if you are unsure whether you need a building permit.  Building permits must be obtained before starting your project or the fees will be doubles.

The Building Inspector hours are posted on the City's calendar, but they are subject to change.

The Police Department handles complaints that involve junk, and garbage. When calling to make a complaint make sure you provide the address of the property, your name and phone number where you can be reached, and the landlord name if the property is a rental. 

The City currently contracts with Kunkel Engineering Group but has a dedicated Inspector.
Randy Backhaus
Office hours typically are - Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm - 2:30pm
Office Phone - 920-250-5612