NEW: Inspection/Zoning FAQ

NEW: Zoning Code Effective 5/18/2021

NEW: Code Enforcement Newsletter - 2/21/23

NEW: Zoning Map Book

Housing Needs Assessment

The Inspection Department is located at:

Rhinelander City Hall-135 South Stevens Street-Rhinelander, WI.54501

Phone - 715-365-8600  Option 8 

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


Tom Waydick - Building Inspector - Mobile - 715-499-5664

Veronica Tonnancour, Zoning Administrator:

Dave Melvin-  Code Enforcement, Mobile - 715-499-5180

Services - The Inspection Department issues building permits and performs inspections of residential and commercial construction and remodeling projects.


  • Issues building, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, fence and sign permits.
  • Performs inspections of residential and commercial building and remodeling projects.
  • Oversees planning and zoning for the City.
  • Responds to complaints.

Public Information

Oneida County Tax & Permit Search

Submit a Property Complaint

Please contact the Inspection Department before starting any construction or remodeling project. 

Planning & Zoning

Map Amendement - Rezone and Annexation
Certified Survey/Condo Plat Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Variance Application

Conditional Use/Special Exception Permit Application

Site Plan Application

City of Rhinelander Permits

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


Township Permits 

Townships covered: Crescent, Newbold, Pelican, Piehl, Pine Lake, Stella, Three Lakes, Woodboro
Services covered: Please see services here.

Township Electrical Only *Online Submittal*
Township New 1 or 2 Family Dwelling & Additions/Remodels *Online Submittal*
Township Garage or Deck *Online Submittal*