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For the consideration of your health and safety and that of our Inspections team during the Emergency Order #12, we are temporarily transitioning to electronic inspections. We are working with our online software vendor to enable a new feature called e-Inspection. This will allow most inspections to be authorized to occur via photo submittal or live video. This is expected to be available by Monday, March 30, 2020. Thank you for your patience as we pause all inspections for the remainder of this week and pivot to this new format.

Please watch for additional updates here and the State of Wisconsin and Eau Claire City-County Health Department websites for the latest information on Emergency Order #12 and its impact on whether and how you can start or continue onsite construction work. As always, we encourage you to continue to submit permit applications and inspection requests online here as well.



The Inspection Services Division reviews plans, issues permits and inspects all new construction and remodeling work within the City of Eau Claire. This includes work relating to building construction, heating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing and sign installation. The Division also enforces City ordinances relating to the floodplain, zoning, property upkeep and land use.

Note: Inspectors are available to answer questions and issue permits during the following times:

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please note: We do not accept inspection requests via voicemail or email.  Inspection requests are required 24 hours in advance of needing an inspection. 

Apply for Permit or Pay for Permit

Contact Information

203 S. Farwell St., P.O. Box 5148, Eau Claire, WI 54702-5148
Reception hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Telephone: 715-839-4947
Fax: 715-839-4939
Contact: Calvin Miller, Senior Building Official