City Permits and Contractor Licenses
How Wauwatosa staff can help walk you through the permitting process
When you decide to repair or renovate your home, you probably spend time considering style, color, and whether you’ll need to hire a contractor or architect.
It's also important to learn about the permitting process and how to verify your contractor's credentials. Permits are required for most construction or remodeling projects in order to ensure the safety of the work and its compliance with building, construction, and zoning codes.
Check with Wauwatosa to see if your work requires a permit. See common permits related to fences, decks, garages, roofs, and window replacements.
Verify your contractor's license
Ask your contractor for their license number and contractor number. You can verify their credentials through the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services website.
If you have trouble locating information, contact our Building and Safety Department at (414) 479-8907, and we would be happy to help you.