Building Inspection

Covid 19 Changes alert

Building Inspection Updates:

All communication to staff shall be by email at or by phone at 608-825-1184. Someone will respond as quickly as possible but please be understanding that there may be some delays in service delivery as we all work through this together.

Inspection staff will not be available to meet in-person at City Hall.

Field inspections will be evaluated as requests come in and conducted when it is determined it is both essential, and safe for both staff and our customers. Certain inspections may be postponed to a future date based on staff availability.

Drop off of permit applications and/or Plan Review applications/plans may still be made at the south lobby of City Hall; 300 East Main Street.

Plan review and permitting is continuing with staff working remotely.

Pick up of certain items may still be made by appointment. Customers will be notified via email when plans or permits are approved, and provided with information on how to remit payment to the City. Please do not attempt to pick up or check on items, if you have not received that email notification.


When you think of the Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Department you probably think permits, right? Issuing permits and performing inspections, while at the center of our department, is definitely not all we do. Our inspectors enforce the State of Wisconsin Building Code Statues and city ordinances. They are involved in projects such as:

  • Additions
  • All electrical changes
  • Decks
  • New construction
  • Pools
  • Remodeling
  • Replacements of HVAC equipment, water heaters and softeners

We are also the enforcement arm of many City of Sun Prairie Ordinances, including long grass and weeds, snow and ice removal, and health and safety concerns. We also issue sign permits, handle property addressing and verify Conditions of Approval for most commercial improvements.

Quick Links

Permit Application

Schedule an Inspection

Submit a Concern or Complaint

New Construction - One or Two Family Dwelling

New Commercial Building

Commercial Plan Review