Building Inspection

The Department of Building Inspection (located within the Plover Fire Department) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Building, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical and Zoning Codes. The primary purpose of these codes is to safeguard life. The secondary purpose is to protect and generally preserve and to enhance the values of property in the Village.

The Village of Plover is a Delegated Municipality for commercial building plan review and inspections for new commercial buildings (up to 50,000 Cubic Feet) and commercial building additions/alterations (up to 100,000 Cubic Feet). The Village of Plover is delegated Per SPS 361.60(5)(c) to do plan review of small commercial building projects and authorization per s.101.23(3)(g), Wis. Stats., to do inspections of all size buildings in lieu of the Department (DSPS). 

All commercial electrical and plumbing permits, plan review, and inspections are to be done through the State of WI, DSPS or designee. Please follow the links below for more information. The Village of Plover will collect all contractor information for all trade venues to keep on file for the affected property.


Commercial Electrical District Map - ElectricalPermitInspectionMap.pdf (

Commercial Plumbing District Map - Plumbing.pdf (

WI Department of Safety and Professional Services -

Building Permits

BUILDING PERMITS ARE APPLIED FOR ONLINE through our InspectWiz program. See 'APPLY FOR PERMIT' (to the right) for the link to apply. Once your permit application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Our Building Inspectors will review your application (please allow 1-3 business days for review) and you will be notified you via email and/or phone call when it is ready for payment. 

We now accept credit/debit cards for online payment through Invoice Cloud! Once your permit is ready, the link to pay online will be included in the email you are sent. Simply follow the link to Invoice Cloud, enter your permit application number and other required information and submit. A small processing fee does apply for online payments. Once your payment is processed and applied to your permit, it will be issued and sent to you via email.

If you prefer to pay in person at the Village Municipal Building (via cash, check or credit/debit card) we have that option available as well.

No building of any kind shall be moved within or into the Village of Plover and no new building or structure, or any part thereof, shall be erected, or ground broken for the same, or enlarged, altered, moved, demolished or used within the Village, until a permit shall first have been obtained by the owner, or his authorized agent, from the Building Inspector.

Building permits are required for a variety of items, including but not limited to:

  • Decks (attached, detached and decks surrounding pools)
  • Dog kennels
  • Driveway approach
  • Fences
  • Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves (new or replacements)
  • Foundation repairs
  • Garages
  • Gazebos
  • Grading or landscaping involving changes in yard grade
  • Hot tubs (interior and exterior)
  • New Building, additions, and alterations (interior and exterior)
  • Re-roofing, siding, and trim when structural alterations are being done
  • Rec-rooms/basement offices
  • Recreational facilities (basketball court, tennis court, etc.)
  • Signs
  • Storage sheds
  • Structural alterations and changes to interior circulation patterns
  • Swimming pools (above-ground and in-ground)
  • Window Replacements


  • Air-conditioners, new or replacements
  • Furnaces/boilers, new or replacements
  • New buildings, additions, and alterations
  • New ductwork or boiler circulating piping


  • Back flow prevention devices
  • Dishwashers new or replacements
  • Fire Protection (sprinkler) systems
  • Fixture replacement (sinks, garbage disposals, toilets, tubs, showers, hose bibs, etc.)
  • New buildings, additions and alterations
  • Turf irrigation systems
  • Water heaters (gas or electric) new or replacements
  • Water Softeners


  • Electrical panel change/upgrades
  • Electrical service installations
  • New and altered electrical branch circuits
  • New buildings, additions, and alterations
  • New/replacement outlets and switches

If you have any questions, please call Building Inspection at (715) 345-5312, or email one of our Building Inspectors.