How do I contact the Building Inspector?
- You can call 608.576.6371 or visit during office hours at the Municipal Building: Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- Outside office hours, schedule an inspection by calling: 608.688.0997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. for next business day inspections or contact Chris Butschke at 608.576.6371.
I have been issued a Non-Compliance Notice. What do I do?
You need to correct the situation described in the notice written by the Building Inspector. When you have resolved the issue(s), call 608.688.0997 to schedule a re-inspection.
What are the State Building Codes?
Click here to go to the Department of Commerce website to see the latest State building Codes.
What is the Property Maintenance Inspection Enforcement Process?
From Mayor Thompson to Chris Butschke, Waterloo Building Inspector:
Please implement the following steps relating to enforcement of Chapter 288 of the municipal code:
- In addition to acting on submitted citizen complaints, dedicate one-hour per week to patrolling the City of Waterloo, in a uniform and community-wide basis, to identify property maintenance violations. Given the limited time available prioritize violations that may involve the potential for injury to persons first followed by violations involving blighting influences or dilapidated property. Focus on concerns pertaining to personal safety or significant blight.
- If a property owner remains in full non-compliance after you have issued a notice of non-compliance via certified letter and the time for compliance stated in the letter has expired, you are directed to work through the Police Department to issue a citation or citations as allowed for in the municipal code.
- If a property owner demonstrates partial compliance after you have issued a notice of non-compliance via certified letter and the time for compliance stated in the letter has expired, you are authorized to communicate back to the property owner via certified letter, acknowledging the partial compliance and further authorized to extend the time for compliance as you deem reasonable. This second letter is to also clearly state the amount of time for the property owner to demonstrate full compliance. If the property owner fails to fully comply in the allotted time, you are directed to work though the Police Department to issue a citation or citations as allowed for in the municipal code.
- In the event that citations are paid in full but a satisfactory level of compliance is not met, an additional citation is to be issued. If this citation is paid in full, but yet, a satisfactory level of compliance is not met by the property owner, you are directed to work through the Police Department and contact an attorney under contract with the city to seek legal action to compel compliance.