Inspection Department


Residential Buildlng Inspector- Tom Waydick
715-499-5664  inspector@rhinelanderwi.us

Commercial Building Inspector-Ryan Berghammer
715-499-3727 rberghammer@rhinelanderwi.us

135 S Stevens Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501

715.365.8600 ext. 8
Office Hours -
 Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Building Inspection/Zoning Department issues building permits , performs inspections of residential and commercial construction and remodeling projects. Oversees the planning and zoning for the City of Rhinelander and responds to nuisances. 

This department also offers services to many of the townships surrounding Rhinelander. Click here to see what townships we service.

You will need permits for the following projects:

  • New home, remodeling and additions
  • Electrical and plumping
  • Heating and A/C
  • Garage and sheds
  • Fences and pools
  • Business signs
  • Business remodeling or additions
  • Demolition
  • Chickens and chicken coops
  • Moving buildings
  • New Driveway or parking areas
  • Excavation
  • Decks, steps, stoops, etc.
Please contact the Inspection Department before starting any construction or remodeling project.
Click here for Inspection/Zoning  FAQ's


Due to the increased volume of permit applications, please expect up to 10 business days to receive a response regarding your permit application.

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City of Rhinelander Permits9 documents

  • City of Rhinelander General Building, Electrical, Fence, Mechanical, Demo, Plumbing, Excavation, Street Closing
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    City Addresses ONLY *Online Submittal*
  • City Commercial & Industrial Building Permit - New Construction Only
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    *Online Submittal*
  • Chicken Permit
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    *Online Submittal*
  • Sign Permit
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    *Online Submittal*
  • Moving Permit
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  • City of Rhinelander New 1 or 2 Family Dwelling City Addresses ONLY
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    *Online Submittal*
  • Required Inspections
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  • Commercial Occupancy Inspection Request
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    *Online Submittal*
  • Rhinelander Fee Schedule
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Planning & Zoning7 documents

  • Map Amendement - Rezone and Annexation
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  • Certified Survey/Condo Plat Application
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  • Zoning Board of Appeals Variance Application
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  • Conditional Use/Special Exception Permit Application
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  • Site Plan Application
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  • Rhinelander Zoning Map 2024
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  • Rhinelander Zoning Map with Addresses 2024
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Township Permits4 documents

  • Townships covered: Crescent, Newbold, Pelican, Piehl, Pine Lake, Stella, Woodboro
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    Services covered: Please see services here.
  • Township Electrical Only
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    *Online Submittal*
  • Township New 1 or 2 Family Dwelling & Additions/Remodels
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    *Online Submittal*
  • Township Garage or Deck
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    *Online Submittal*

Contact Information

Ryan Berghammer

Fire Inspector / Commercial Building Inspector