Building Inspection

The Building Inspection Department approves and issues  permits including building, electrical, plumbing, heating, occupancy, sign, erosion control, etc., and performs all inspections related to those permits.  In addition, the Building Inspection Department is responsible for issuing drive approach and culvert permits, inspection of reported code violations, and updating codes and ordinances.  The Building Inspection Department also provides staff support to the Architectural Review Board.

Permits Issued by the Building Inspection Department

What types of work require a permit?

Architectural Review Board

One and Two Family residential dwellings, signs, additions, and other projects as required by other boards and commissions must be submitted for approval by the Architectural Review Board.


Contains information for types of permits/projects.

Forms and Applications

Forms for various permit applications can be found here.

Impact Fees

Did you ever wonder what impact fees are and what they are used for?

Inspection Scheduling

Inspections are required for all permits issued.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about the Building Inspection Department, permits, and services provided.

Building Inspection Department
9229 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI  53132
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Phone:  414-425-0084
Fax:  414-425-7513

Hours:  M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Frederick Baumgart, Building Inspector

John Skuhra, 1st Asst. Building Inspector
Jason Hendrix, Asst. Building Inspector

Steve Froemming, Electrical Inspector
Bob Moehle, Plumbing Inspector

Dale Hochevar, Permit Clerk
Martha Meyer, Secretary