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Building Codes & Permits
The Building Inspection and Zoning Department provides for the health, safety and welfare of the community through regulation of building and zoning codes. The Building Inspection and Zoning Department provides building permits, electrical permits, plumbing permits, occupancy permits (for operation of a business), code enforcement (complaints and referrals) , and inspection services.
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Downtown West Allis
Located on Greenfield Avenue between 70th and 76th Street, Downtown West Allis is home to a variety of unique shops, award-winning restaurants, and family-friendly events.
Do I Need a Permit?
Permitting and licensing in the City of West Allis are handled by several different departments. In general, permits are issued for individual projects and events. Licenses are are issued for ongoing activities and must be renewed annually.
The City of West Allis is the ideal location for your company to do business. Based on our central location in Southeastern Wisconsin, proximity to suppliers, markets, skilled labor and well-developed transportation infrastructure, West Allis has all of the right components for economic success.
Financial Assistance for Businesses
Financial assistance resources for West Allis businesses.
Environmental Health is a regulatory and licensing agency for food service establishments, public swimming pools, mobile home parks, bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels, school food service programs, recreational/educational camps, tattoo and body piercing establishments, and food vending machine operations.
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The City Clerk's Office issues license for Amusement Distributor, Arcade, Beer, Wine and Liquor, Bowling Alley, Christmas Tree Lot, Cigarette and Tobacco Product Sales, Bartenders, Dance Hall, Direct Seller/Solicitor, Gun Range, Instrumental Music, Mobile Home Park, Pawnbroker, Pets dog or cat license, Phonograph Distributor and Tags, Pool Table and Billiards, Picnic, Precious Metal or Gem Dealer, Salvage and Recycling, Secondhand Store, Special Event, Tavern Entertainment, Taxi Operator, Trailer/Truck Rental, Used Vehicle Dealer
Mobile Food Vendors
View information regarding operating a mobile food establishment in West Allis.
City of West Allis Revised Muncipal Code information, with access to online code.
The West Allis Revised Municipal Code requires a Certificate of Business Occupancy be applied for and secured before engaging in any business activity in the City.
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Steps to Opening Your Business
Step by step guide to opening your West Allis business.
Why West Allis
Why start or grow your business in West Allis? Location, location, location.