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Inspections: Division of Community Development

211 Walnut St., Rm. 313, P.O. Box 426, Neenah, WI 54956
Phone: 920-886-6130 Fax: 920-886-6129 Email:

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Inspector in office/permit hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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New Home Builders and ACT 211

Builders applying for New Home Permits in the City of Neenah should not use the new state Electronic Building Permit System that other municipalities may be using, as our permit software interfaces directly with the state permit system. Instead continue using the Neenah New Home Permit application available online and email to with all required plans and documents.

City of Neenah Online Permitting

At this time, we are ONLY taking online permit applications for HVAC Replacements, Water Heater Replacements, and Sign Permits. The ability to submit other permit applications will be coming soon! If you are interested in using this method to obtain permits, contact our office at 920-886-6130 or via email at  Use this link to access the permitting portal.

Updated Fee Schedule – Effective April 3, 2017

Effective April 3, 2017, the Community Development Department will be implementing its new fee schedule.  The new fee schedule will impact building permits and planning and development application.  Some projects (new homes, new commercial) will be issued combination permits that will include permits normally issued to the trade contractors as in Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing.

2017 Permit and Assessment Fee Schedule

2017 Planning and Zoning Fee Schedule

Office Hours

General Inspection Department staff hours are 7:30 to 4:00 p.m.   Inspectors time is split between site inspections and office work but normally are in the office for permit issuance and questions Monday – Friday 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.; 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.3:00 – 4:00 p.m. The amount of time inspectors spend in the office can be effected by the number of inspections scheduled on a particular day and other factors so these hours may vary.

If you are constructing a new structure, remodeling or changing the use of an existing structure, you will require Building Inspection services to assist you in this process. The Inspection Division provides citizens, businesses and residents with information on permits needed for building or remodeling as well as costs and procedures for obtaining a permit and inspections. The department inspects buildings, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical work on commercial, industrial, residential buildings and also enforces city ordinances relating to flood plain, zoning, land use and property upkeep.

We recommend that you involve the Department of Community Development in the initial planning of your project to avoid unnecessary and perhaps costly surprises along the way. If you are unsure of whom you should contact in regards to any questions that you might have in dealing with development within the City of Neenah, please do not hesitate to call us.

Digital Plan Submission

The City of Neenah requires new 1&2 family homes and major commercial, multifamily and industrial projects to provide digital versions (PDF files) of construction plans and documents. This includes a general site plan, floor plans, building elevations and any state forms normally submitted at the time of permit Application. The City of Neenah will use this information exclusively to maintain a digital data base of all new buildings and significant features in Neenah.   Digital Submission Info

Inspection staff:

Brian Walter
Chief Building and Electrical Inspector

Daniel Brown
Plumbing and Heating Inspector

Rodney Schoepke
Housing & Assistant Building Inspector

Katie Osthelder
Code Enforcement/City Sealer

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