Permits are required for many types of construction projects within the City of New Berlin. The provided links list some of the items requiring permits. For other permits and applications, see the Engineering and Zoning Departments. Please contact City Staff to check if a permit is required for a specific project or type of work.

Applying for a Permit

To apply for a permit, please visit the Department of Community Development, located on the second floor of City Hall:

3805 S. Casper Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151

You may apply for a permit on Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Inspectors are available at our front counter from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm on weekdays.

Processing & Approval

The building permit review process can take up to 10 business days. After the application is processed, you will be notified if the permit has been approved or denied.

Picking up a Permit

Permits can be picked up on Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. At this time, you will review the permit conditions and sign the permit forms. After you pay the applicable fees to the cashier, you will receive your paperwork and permit.


Applications & Project Guidelines

Items Requiring Permits