The Building Inspection Department is responsible for administering the residential zoning ordinances and enforcing the city’s construction standards, code for new buildings, and remodeling of existing buildings. The department issues all building permits for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. All plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, and ventilating permits must be obtained from this department. A General Building Permit Application can be used for all projects with the exception of 1-family and 2-family home construction. If you're constructing a brand new home in Monona, please see the New Home Packet & Application.
Building Inspector Information
The City of Monona contracts with General Engineering Company for building inspection services. Inspectors are in Monona as needed for inspections. In addition, an inspector is at Monona City Hall every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Residents and contractors are welcome to drop by during these office hours to meet with the inspector, ask questions about a project, etc. Inspectors are also available at other times by appointment.
The City of Monona code governing property maintenance, noxious weeds, sign compliance, and commercial zoning maintenance is enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer. See the Property Maintenance Code Enforcement page for more information.
Curb Stops and Work in a Right-of-Way
The curb stop/box is the property of the water utility and may only be turned on/off by an authorized employee of the water utility. Plumbers may turn the water on to test their work but must leave the water turned off upon completion of the work. Please call 222-2525 to request that a curb stop/box be turned on/off. A construction meter is required for all water use. A 48-hour notice is required to schedule an appointment to have a curb stop/box turned on/off.