Village of Hales Corners Building Inspection
5635 S. New Berlin Road
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Inspection Dept: (414) 529-6160
Schedule Inspections with Safebuilt directly at (262) 346-4575
FAX: (414) 529-6179
Safebuilt FAX: (262) 544-8299
SafeBuilt-Building Inspection Services Monday - Friday Call (262) 346-4575 to Schedule Inspections (All inspections must be scheduled by 4:00 pm for next business day inspections). No Same Day Inspections. No Scheduling will be done through the Village Hall.
Residential Building Inspector: Corry Eifert
Commercial Building Inspector: Martin Montoya
To view your Property Lines on the Milwaukee County Land Map, click here.
For Zoning, Setbacks and Sign regulations check out our Planning & Zoning Department.
Plan Review is 5 business days minimum for Residential and 10 business days for Commercial-please plan accordingly. Electronic form is preferred for Plan Review and submit to email@example.com. Fee must be submitted to Village of Hales Corners and a paid receipt submitted to Safebuilt with plans.
The Inspection Department issues permits and conducts inspections to protect the property and personal safety of property owners and their neighbors. It assures that necessary and appropriate standards are met regarding the quality and safety of new construction and improvements in the Village. The Village of Hales Corners is contracted with Safebuilt for Inspection Services. See below for permit information.
OUR BUILDING, HOUSING, and COMMERICAL EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE CODES ARE BELOW.
FOR RESIDENTIALPLEASE REFERENCE THE UDC.
FOR COMMERCIAL PLEASE REFERENCE THE WI STATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING CODE and THE 2009 IBC.
Permits are not necessary for the following:
Gutters, trim, fascia, soffits, downspouts, replacement windows/doors of the same size, storm door. Driveways, patios and sidewalks - if a change in grade DPW needs to be notified. Replacing steps exactly as they are. Foundation work such as water proofing of drain tile-only structural changes need a permit. Membrane of tar roofing.
Permits are required and need Building Board approval:
Garages, sheds/accessory buildings, gazebos
Satellite dish on ground
Decks if 2' or more above grade at any point
Permits required with Inspector approval:
Siding -No final inspection required.
Re-roofing (2 layers allowed) (3 layers allowed with engineering report)-No final inspection required.
Replacing Building Signs
Building Board approval required for structural changes, additions exit changes or fire resistance.
Interior remodeling reviewed by Inspector. Existing Kitchen/Bathroom remodels do not require permits if you are just swapping out fixtures/cabinets in the same location; then only need to pull Plumbing and Electrical Permits. If you are removing soffits or walls, you must pull a building permit as well and show calculations for truss calcs or beams.
Fireplaces must be U.L. listed and installed according to their specifications and require a permit.