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Building and Inspections
Building Permits
The Building and Inspections Division reviews plans, issues permits, and inspects all new residential and commercial construction and remodeling work within the City of River Falls. This includes plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and electrical work. One building permit is issued for the entire project. Permits are valid for two years.
     When do I need and how do I  apply for a building permit?
     Commercial Permit Application
     Residential Permit Application
     Fence Permit Application

Project Guides 
          Decks & Stairways
          Building Code for Homeowner Projects

New Home Construction
New Home Construction Checklist
State of WI
Online New Home Permit Application (New Home Construction ONLY)

Code Enforcement
This Division enforces city ordinances including building and construction, signs, long grass and weeds, garbage, occupancy and housing maintenance issues.
     Code Enforcement Contact List

The Building and Inspections Division reviews and processes sign permits. A sign permit is required for new permanent and temporary signage in the City of River Falls. Permanent signs include wall, blade, monument and pylon signs; temporary signs include banner and portable signage. Please see Municipal Code Section 17.84 for sign regulations. Sign applications will be reviewed and notification provided with in one week of submission.
Signs in the Downtown Overlay District may be required to obtain Design Review Committee (DRC) approval.
     Sign Information 
     Sign Permit Application
     DRC Regulations and Map
     Garage Sale Sign Information
     Sandwich Board Information
Rental Housing
The City of River Falls requires a rental housing license for rental property. A rental housing license is required when a residence produces rental income; payment or other considerations such as house siting, lawn care, and general maintenance. An inspection is required for all new rental housing property.
Inspection Fee: $100 (includes first year rental license fee)
Annual Rental Housing License Fee: $10
     Rental Housing Application

David Hovel
Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer
Ph: 715-426-3426

Angie Bond
Community Development Assistant
Ph: 715-426-3427