Building Inspections

City of Wellington Building Inspections

"Building for the future.....with respect for the past"

Our Mission:

The City of Wellington's Building Department strives to provide the highest quality customer service to the citizens of Wellington. We are here to promote the health, safety, and welfare of all of our citizens through Codes and Code Enforcement. We also strive to ensure safe, habitable housing in the City of Wellington


The Building Department issues contractor and trade licenses, (electrical, mechanical, and plumbing), issues and performs inspections that are required for both new residential and commercial construction, and all remodels, repairs, and alterations.

Permits are required for the following:

  • New buildings: commercial or residential
  • Additions: bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms, etc.
  • Residential work: decks, garages, fences, fireplaces, pools, water heaters, etc.
  • Renovations: garage conversions, basement furnishings, kitchen expansions, re-roofing, etc.
  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • Mechanical systems: HVAC

Why get a building permit:

A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. The best way to find out if a permit is required for your project, is to contact your local building department. Discuss your plans with the code official before you begin construction to determine whether you need a permit. If a permit is not needed, the code official will answer you construction questions and may provide valuable advice.

Your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with the codes adopted by your community, the value of your investment could be reduced. Property insurers may not cover work done without permits and inspections. If you decide to sell a home or building that has had modifications without a permit, you may be required to tear down the addition, leave it unoccupied, or do costly repairs.

A property owner who can show that code requirements were strictly and consistently met - as demonstrated by a code official's carefully maintained records - has a strong ally if something happens to trigger a potentially destructive lawsuit.

Your permit allows the code official to protect the public by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety, and welfare. By following code guidelines, your completed project will meet minimum standards of safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family, you friends, or future owners.

Please contact the City of Wellington's Building Department for further information. We are always glad to answer questions and provide assistance as needed