Building Inspections Division

Protocol for Inspections During Covid-19 Pandemic

  •  At time of scheduling, inform Inspector of any Covid-19 history on site.
  •  The Inspector will walk only with the required individuals necessary for the inspection. 
  •  Masks (PPE) will be required by all individuals that are participating in the inspection.
  •  The areas of the building requested to be inspected are only to be occupied by the inspection staff and individuals participating in the inspection. No other workers to be located or working in those areas. 

Remote Video Inspections Now Available

On a case by case basis, the building inspection division is allowing for remote video inspections in lieu of an in-person inspections during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are able to perform video inspections using various video streaming apps and platforms.  Please see the attached guidelines for more details.  

Remote Inspection Guidelines

Temporary Inspection Division Operations Policy

Please be aware the operations policy for the Community Development Department-Inspections Division will remain in place until further notice to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Building Inspection Division Operations Update (May 29, 2020)

Permit Applications

Building Permit and HVAC fees will be increasing on January 1, 2018.  For your convenience, we have created a page that lists all permits.  Remember that a permit is needed to construct, alter, repair or perform maintenance to any structure.  

TRAKIT - Online Services


TRAKiT is an online tool that provides tremendous benefit for users. Residents can gain online access to numerous resources, including code inspections, projects, permits and licenses. Access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For more information CLICK HERE. For direct access, CLICK HERE.

Property Maintenance

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The City of Waukesha is committed to providing safe living conditions for all its residents. It takes a cooperative effort of investors, owners, tenants and the city to achieve a successful property maintenance program. To Report a Concern, CLICK HERE.

How Do I?

Answers to the most frequently asked questions are listed on this page for your convenience.


No refunds will be made once a permit or project has been issued, submitted and/or services have been rendered by the City of Waukesha.  It is up to the customer purchasing the permit, or submitting the project, the scope of the project prior to submittal.  Once a permit has been issued, or a project has been submitted, those fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.