Wauwatosa-7What We Do

We focus on enhancing the physical environment and improving the quality-of-life for the citizens of Wauwatosa by developing a proactive vision and by planning and promoting that vision with appropriate regulations.


The Department includes:


The Department provides a wide-range of services that includes building inspection, property maintenance, engineering, economic development, zoning, land use, planning, floodplain information and historic preservation.

Wauwatosa continues to be an attractive location for many businesses ranging from destination shopping to a regional medical center, while also encompassing many unique, intimate, and historic neighborhoods. Our ongoing challenge is to manage a balance among the needs of neighborhood residents, the business community, and regional institutions.