Building Inspection and neighborhood services
offices closed - inspections and permitting still being scheduled
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Building Inspection and Neighborhood Services offices are currently closed until further notice, but the department is performing inspections and permitting in this manner:
Apply for Permits
To apply for permits, fill out the application found here, and email all plans and specifications including the application to BINSApplications@westalliswi.gov. If the plans are too large to send as an email attachment, then you will need to mail them to us, as you cannot drop them off in person due to the building closure.
When a permit is ready to be picked up, you will be required to drop off the fee in the dropbox at City Hall, and your permit will be emailed to you. Plans for the job site will be mailed or emailed back to you depending on size.
To schedule inspections, call the inspector directly who is listed on your permit or email BINSInspections@westalliswi.gov. Residential inspections will only be done via remote live video at this time. Commercial inspections can be done in person, but there can only be 9 or fewer people on the construction site, including the inspector and social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.
Building Inspection Permits
The City of West Allis is making it easier for homeowners hoping to remodel or families looking to build. The Building Inspection and Neighborhood Services Department just joined Houzz, a popular online community focused on architecture, decorating, landscaping design, and home improvement.
West Allis now has a specific page on Houzz. People can get information about building codes and permits. Users can also check out pictures of current projects in West Allis.
The Building Inspection and Neighborhood Services Department provides for the health, safety and welfare of the community through regulation of building and zoning codes.
The Building Inspection and Neighborhood Services Department provides
- Building permits
- Electrical permits
- HVAC Permits
- Inspection services
- Neighborhood services (complaints and referrals)
- Occupancy permits (for operation of a business)
- Plumbing permits
- Property owner registration
The Department of Building Inspection and Neighborhood Services also provides staff support for the Board of Appeals.
Housing Affordability Report
The 2018 Housing Affordability Report required by Wisconsin Statutes sec. 66.10013(2) can be viewed here (PDF).