NEW:   Zoning Code Effective 5/10/2021

NEW: Zoning Map Book

Housing Needs Assessment

FEES: Will increase as of NOVEMBER 1, 2021

The Inspection Department is located at:

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

Phone - 715-365-8600

Office Hours - Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Other times by appointment


Robbie Davister, Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator : 

Olivia Jopek, Administrative Assistant : currently on leave returning February.

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

Housing Needs Assessment (2021)

City of Rhinelander Permits

City of Rhinelander General Building, Electrical, Fence, Mechanical, Demo, Plumbing, Excavation, Street Closing *Online Submittal*
Commercial & Industrial Building Permit - New Construction Only
Chicken Permit *Online Submittal*
Mobile Home Permit Packet
Moving Permit
Occupancy Permit Application
Sign Permit *Online Submittal*
City of Rhinelander New 1 or 2 Family Dwelling
Rhinelander Fee Schedule


Township Permits 

Townships covered: Crescent, Newbold, Pelican, Piehl, Pine Lake, Stella, Three Lakes, Woodboro
Services covered: All New 1 or 2 Family Dwellings, Additions/remodels doubling dwelling, New/upgrade/temporary electrical services.

Township Electrical Only *Online Submittal*
Township New 1 or 2 Family Dwelling (UDC Permit)