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Office Hours
Division office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Inspector's office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you need a permit, please stop in during the Inspector's office hours.


Permit Forms
The Inspection Division is responsible for issuing construction permits such as building, plumbing, electrical, pressure vessel, elevator, heating, ventilating and air conditioning permits. A permit from the Inspection Division is required for private property construction, alteration or repair work in buildings within the City of Appleton.

Building Permit
Electrical Permit
HVAC Permit
Plumbing Permit
Sewer Permit
Erosion Permit
Sign Permit


Request an Inspection (Permits Only)
Click here to schedule your inspection online.


Make a Complaint

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Plan Review
Plumbing Plan Review Application

Commercial Building Plan Review - (The City of Appleton is not currently reviewing commercial plans. All plans should be submitted to the State of Wisconsin - DSPS.)


Online Payments and Permits ** NEW **
Other Fees
Reinspection Fee
Board of Building Inspection
Board of Zoning Appeals
Plumbing Permit (Licensed contractors only)
Sign Permit
Sewer Permit (Licensed contractors only)
Electrical Permit (Licensed contractors only)
HVAC Permit (Licensed contractors only)


Fences and Walls
Inspectors are available for permits between the hours of 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Bring a drawing of your lot showing where the fence will be located. A fence permit costs $30.00. There is no setback for fences.


Lot Lines
The City of Appleton does not determine lot line locations for owners that are proposing to erect a fence or other structure. Lot line(s) may be determined by locating the surveying irons or hiring a surveyor.


Accessory Buildings
Accessory Building


Clearwater Inspection Program
In an effort to eliminate clearwater (storm or rain water) entering the sanitary sewer system, the City of Appleton has implemented a clearwater inspection program. The Department of Natural Resources has directed the City of Appleton as well as other neighboring communities to reduce the amount of clearwater entering the drain system. To comply with this directive, the City of Appleton has implemented a program which requires any single or two family residence built prior to 1980 to have a clearwater inspection performed prior to the sale of the property. The pre-1980 date was chosen as this was when the State of Wisconsin adopted the Uniform Dwelling Code which required the installation of sump pumps. Click here for more information/forms.


Pools
A building and electrical permit is required for all pools that are capable of holding two (2) feet of water. Also, a four (4) foot fence is required to keep the pool secure in accordance with Section 4-549 of the Municipal Code.


Inspectors
Inspector Category Phone email address
Chris Jensen Building - Residential 832-6416 chris.jensen@appleton.org
Vacant Building - Commercial
Kevin Kettner Electrical - Res. & Comm. 832-5806 kevin.kettner@appleton.org
Brian Schewe Electrical - Res. & Comm. 832-6415 brian.schewe@appleton.org
Jim Becker Plumbing - Commercial 832-6420 jim.becker@appleton.org
Dale Vande Walle Plumbing - Residential 832-6419 dale.vandewalle@appleton.org
Craig Arnold Heating, Ventilating & A/C 832-6417 craig.arnold@appleton.org
John Peters Erosion Control 832-5879 john.peters@appleton.org


Contact:  Kurt Craanen - Inspection Supervisor
Phone: (920) 832-6411
Fax: (920) 832-6489
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Mailing Address:  City of Appleton
100 N. Appleton Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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