The Department of Inspection and Zoning provides inspection services and direction for construction of all new residential, commercial, and industrial buildings within the City, including additions or alterations thereto; and issues building, electrical, plumbing, excavation, sign and other permits for such projects. Building, electrical, and plumbing inspection services are provided in order to maintain a safe and healthy living environment, and to ensure compliance with city and state codes and ordinances.
The department furnishes information to citizens and private developers with respect to the City's zoning, floodplain, and wetland ordinances, and reviews all construction projects and land use changes/proposals to ensure compliance with same.
The department also conducts inspections of existing housing and exterior yards of properties within the City; the inspections are generated on a complaint-basis or intensive inspections are conducted in targeted areas identified by the Wausau Common Council.
The offices of the Department of Inspection and Zoning are located on the second floor of City Hall, 407 Grant Street.
NOTE: INSPECTOR OFFICE HOURS ARE 8-10 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.