Inspection Services

Permit Requirements

For residential building permits you must submit the following.
1 Greendale permit application
2 sets of plans/scaled drawings
2 sets of any other details/specs/color samples
2 surveys (if required)
Effective 1/1/18 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES CLICK the Online Building Permit System through DSPS to submit your application. ALL DOCUMENTATION AND PLANS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE VILLAGE INSPECTION DEPARTMENT AS WELL. BUILDING BOARD APPROVAL IS REQUIRED>SUBMITTALS NEED TO BE IN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO MEETING BEING SCHEDULED. BUILDING BOARD MEETS THE 1ST or 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AS NEEDED AT 4:30PM.

For commercial building permits submittals:

Minor Alterations: permit application and 3 sets of plans

State Plan Review: Greendale is a Delegated Municipality. We handle Building and HVAC plan review in house under 100,000 cubic feet.
3 sets of plans
SB118 Form w/wet signature
1 Greendale permit applcation 

Fire protection plan reviews are completed by FSCI (see document center for details).

Building Permits

A Building Permit is required for the items listed below. This list is not inclusive, but does cover the more common items that require permits. If you have questions as to whether or not your project needs a permit, please contact the Department of Inspection Services at (414) 423-2100.  For a copy of the building permit application click here. YOU MUST INCLUDE A SET OF SCALED DRAWINGS WHICH INCLUDE ALL CONSTRUCTION DETAIL (FIXTURE LOCATION, DOOR SIZE, ETC.).

Electrical Permit

Only State licensed Master Electricians may perform electrical work in the Village of Greendale. An Electrical Permit is required for the items listed below. This list is not inclusive, but does cover the more common items that require permits. If you have questions as to whether or not your project needs a permit, please contact the Department of Inspection Services at (414) 423-2100.  For a copy of an electrical permit application click here.

  • New buildings, additions and alterations
  • Circuit extensions for new outlets, fixtures, etc.
  • Air-Conditioners (Also requires a Heating Permit)
  • Dishwashers (Also requires a Plumbing Permit)
  • Furnaces (Also requires a Heating Permit)
  • Hot Tubs (Also requires a Building Permit)
  • Post lights
  • Water Heaters (Also requires a Plumbing Permit)
  • Alarm devices - Fire Protection Plan Review FAQ's 

Heating Permits

A Heating Permit is required for the items listed below. This list is not inclusive, but does cover the more common items that require permits. If you have questions as to whether or not your project needs a permit, please contact the Department of Inspection Services at (414) 423-2100.  For a copy of a heating permit application click here. 

  • New buildings, additions & alterations
  • Furnaces/boilers, new or replacements (Also requires an Electrical Permit)
  • Air-Conditioners, new or replacements (Also requires an Electrical Permit)
  • New ductwork or boiler circulating piping

Plumbing Permit

A Plumbing Permit is required for the items listed below. This list is not inclusive, but does cover the more common items that require permits. If you have questions as to whether or not your project needs a permit, please contact the Department of Inspection Services at (414) 423-2100.  For a copy of a plumbing permit application click here. 

  • New buildings, additions & alterations
  • Water heaters (gas or electric), new or replacements (If electric, also requires an Electrical Permit)
  • Dishwashers new or replacements (Also requires an Electrical Permit)
  • Fixture replacement (sinks, garbage disposals, toilets, tubs, showers, hose bibs, etc.)
  • Water softeners
  • Backflow prevention devices
  • Fire protection (sprinkler) systems (must submit SBD-118 form to FSCI with plans - Fire Protection Plan Review FAQ's
  • Turf irrigation systems