Building Inspection

Attention Commercial Contractors, Designers, and Developers

The City of Fitchburg is proud to announce a new partnership for Commercial Plan Review only with E-Plan Exam out of Brookfield, WI.

You can now click on the link to the left for the Commercial Building/HVAC, Plumbing, and Sprinkler/Fire Alarm plan review that normally would go to the State of Wisconsin for review. This new process will expedite the previous wait times and allow for your project to move along more efficiently. Click here if you would like more information on the company or go to the application page on the sidebar for immediate access.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Building Inspection Department assures both an established and effective level of building safety and health for the public who purchase, own, build, or use buildings and other structures throughout the city.
 The department enforces the 2015 IBC Code, 2017 NEC (NFPA 70), and the 2016 UDC state codes for one and two-family homes. The building inspectors review plans and perform inspections as required. The inspectors also review new code editions and recommend local adoption changes and provide public assistance/education on content, intent, and compliance with building codes.

Attention Building Permit Applicants:

You may use email and drop box for permit submission. For permit submittal, please email For NEW Construction only, all hard copies are required (see checklist), there is a drop box/basket set up inside the first set of doors (atrium) at City Hall, and one electronic set of plans is also required. For all other permits, please email. Forms can be found on the permit applications and requirements page


For inspections: Call Paul Scott at 608-270-4241 or Cell 608-216-8038 or Jack Pearson at 608-270-4242 or 608-575-1881