Evansville’s Building Inspector is responsible for processing building permits, conducting inspections, monitoring for property maintenance, other code violation concerns within the City Ordinance as outlined in Section 46.
The Building Inspector's office is located in City Hall at 31 S Madison Street, Evansville. Permits may be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 608-882-2282.
The Building Inspector has open office hours to answer your questions Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and is available most weekdays by appointment.
Work Requiring a Building Permit
Permits and Inspections are required for the following; please note the list below is not a complete list. If you have any questions as to whether your project requires a permit, please call Building Inspection at 608-490-3100.
New Construction: Such as a house, garage, room addition, porch, deck, shed, fence, swimming pool, etc.
Addition and/or alteration to existing structures: Such as remodeling, and some refinishing, finishing, etc.
Electrical service replacement or upgrade: Such as additions or alterations to existing electrical system
Furnace or air conditioner installation or replacement
Plumbing installations and repair work: Such as water heater installation or replacement
Re-roofing: Including tear off or overlay
Siding of existing structure
Window or door installation or replacement
Demolition of existing structures
Fees & Processing
Please allow 3-7 business days to process your building permit application. Keep in mind, processing times are subject to change dependent on the amount of permits to be processed at time you turn in yours. We will make every effort to keep to the time frames above. To insure timely processing of your permit please complete and attach all necessary information. Fees are a minimum of $50.00 and will be calculated by Building Inspector using the established City of Evansville Fee Schedule. All checks should be made payable to the City of Evansville.