Building Inspection

As of April 10, 2023, the Village of Brown Deer has hired North Shore Inspections for their building inspection services.  North Shore Inspections will provide building inspections as well as permit reviews and processing to Village of Brown Deer residents and business.  Their office hours at Village Hall will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and by appointment.

The Building Inspection Department provides a number of diversified services to the Village, its citizens, and businesses. Our goal is to provide a safe living and working environment through inspections that assure building code compliance and provide zoning enforcement to maintain the Village's property values. The Village is comprised of:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Condominium complexes
  • An industrial park
  • Many other businesses and food establishments
  • Shopping centers
  • Single-family dwellings
  • Two business parks

Safety Concerns

Our concerns are with the life safety issues that present themselves during various construction activities that take place in the homes and businesses in the Village by adopting and implementing the State of Wisconsin building, plumbing, and electrical codes, as well as our own:

  • Building
  • Housing
  • Occupancy
  • Sign
  • Zoning codes

Purpose of Permits

Permits are issued to keep track of the work that is being done and to ensure that it is inspected and meets the minimum standards of the codes. Permit fees pay for the inspections and record-keeping functions of the department. Our own Village buildings must also be maintained at the highest level possible for the greatest value of the tax dollar.

Department Responsibilities

This department directs the everyday maintenance and custodial operations as well as long-term capital building improvements and major repairs. Well-maintained public buildings provide good working conditions for the Village of Brown Deer staff and a pleasant environment for our citizens to conduct their business while visiting these facilities. This department also provides staff support to the Architectural Building Board and the Board of Appeals.