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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 Portal Permitting

Our Online Portal Permitting site is available 24/7 for obtaining most building and mechanical permits.  At this time, we are ONLY taking online permit applications for HVAC Replacements, Water Heater Replacements, Electrical Service Replacements, Plumbing Projects, Foundation Repairs, Detached Garages, Sheds, Fences, Signs and Solar System Installations. Projects not listed above need to apply for permits through the normal process.  If you have questions about using the online portal, 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 construction & remodel) 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.

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: 920-886-6130

Brian Walter Chief Building and Electrical Inspector E-mail:

Daniel Brown Plumbing and Heating Inspector E-mail:

Rodney Schoepke Housing & Assistant Building Inspector E-mail:

Katie Osthelder Code Enforcement/City Sealer E-mail:

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