Building Inspection

Attention Building Permit Applicants:

City Hall is now open to the public

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

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

Annual Reports

Building Inspection Annual Report

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 and 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.

Online Building Permit System (In Addition to the Fitchburg Building Permit and required forms) 

For New Construction (new builds) only of 1 & 2 Family Dwellings

DSPS Online Building Permit System - Application (

After completion of the online form you may submit that printed form and the other paperwork from the City's packet along with your plans and any other required information to the Building Inspection Department as has been done in the past.  Any questions please call the Building Inspection Department at (608) 270-4260.