Building Inspection/Zoning Administration/Planning

The Inspection/Zoning Administration Office reviews and implements Building, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC permits and provides inspections of construction within the Village.  The office also provides plan reviews for commercial and residential developments.

If you need a Building Permit, you may stop in the Village Clerk’s Office, located in the Village Hall, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to noon, to obtain the permit form, or click here.  For building codes and regulations as well as fees, you must speak to the Inspection Department.  In addition, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC permits may also be obtained at the Clerk’s Office.

Rummage Sale and Other Signs in the Right-of-Ways

Village of Mukwonago ordinance (Sec. 64-21 (b), (c), or (e)) prohibits, in general, the placements of any sign, poster, banner or advertisement on any public property by persons other than employees of the Village.  Specifically, private signs such as rummage sale, garage sale, open house, house for sale, lost pet, and other types of advertisements may not be fastened to or erected on any public pole, tree, sidewalk, street, boulevard, public right-of-ways, or other public property.

Signs which are illegally erected on public property oftentimes obstruct the vision of motorists and interfere with pedestrian traffic.  As a result, residents are cautioned that violation of this ordinance may result in fines up to $500.  Furthermore, individuals erecting illegal signs will be liable for any damage that may occur as a result of sign placement.

It is not the intention of this ordinance to prohibit advertisement or restrict any type of enterprise.  It is, however, important to confine such activities to private property.

Impact Fees

Impact Fees are used to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the community and to facilitate the adequate provision for parks, playgrounds and other recreational facilities, fire protection facilities, law enforcement facilities, facilities for pumping, storing and distributing water, emergency medical facilities and libraries, and are imposed upon developers to pay for the capital costs that are necessary to accommodate land development.  For the current fees, please refer to the Permit Fees for New Residential Homes section below, or contact the Inspection Department.

Permit Fees for New Residential Homes

Are you looking to build a home in Mukwonago and were wondering how much the building permit might cost you?  Listed below is the sample of the fees for the year 2017 for a dwelling 2,000 sq. ft. with a 600 sq. ft. garage.  Decks, covered porches and fireplaces are an additional $60.00 each.

Permit Fees Impact & Other Fees
Zoning Review $250.00 Parkland Site $942.00
Plan Review $230.00 Sewer Impact $1,020.00
State Permit $60.00 Water Impact $2,098.00
Building Permit $884.00 Library $1,736.00
Erosion Control $160.00 Police $208.00
Occupancy $100.00 Fire $286.00
Administrative Fee $5.00 Sewer Connection $1,758.00
Recycling Fee (maximum) $108.00
Property Record Management $200.00
Total Permit Fees $1,689.00 Total Impact Fees $8,356.00
Estimated Grand Total $10,045

Digger’s Hotline

If you as a homeowner will be doing any construction that involves digging or excavation on your property, it is highly recommended that you call diggers hotline before you start your excavation. Diggers Hotline is a free service.  It provides you as a homeowner the location of all the utilities that are within your property.  With this information you can properly excavate without causing any damage to those utilities.  If you excavate without contacting diggers hotline you are now responsible for the entire cost of any damage to those utilities.  Diggers Hotline number 1-800-242-8511.

Other Related Pages and Links

Inspections Dept.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Planning/Zoning Administration Dept.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Physical Address
440 River Crest Court
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Contact Information
Post Office Box 206
Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149

(262) 363-6419
(262) 363-6425 Fax

(262) 363-6420 x2111
(262) 363-6425 Fax

Robert Harley
Supervisor of Inspections

Bruce Kaniewski
Planner/Zoning Administrator

Tim Rutenbeck
Building Codes Official