Your browser (Internet Explorer 7 or lower) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how to update your browser.


Building & Zoning

The Village’s Building and Zoning Department functions to protect Village residents and businesses and to enforce federal, state, and local building and zoning rules. The Building and Zoning Official provides plan review and inspection services, as well as overseeing zoning and land use in the Village. Residents are encouraged to speak with the Building and Zoning Official prior to any construction, remodeling, or alteration to their properties to ensure that the proper permits are received and that the work is properly installed and inspected.

Building & Zoning Permit Applications and Fee Schedule

Final determination of ALL fees will be set by the Building Inspector.

Justin Border, Building Inspector


105 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1024
Twin Lakes, WI 53181

Inspector Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday – 12:30pm to 2:00pm.

Phone: (262) 877-3700
Cell: (262) 749-8777

Inspections by appointment.

Bonnie Schaeffer, Zoning Administrator


Phone: (262)-977-7719

Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00am – 1:00pm

Methods of Payment:

1. Online or by Phone through Point & Pay:

–  Toll-free: 888-891-6064

–  PAY ONLINE HERE – Service fees apply for all online direct deposit and credit card transaction.

2. In Person: Village Hall, 105 E Main Street, Twin Lakes
–  Payments accepted in the Village Hall drop box. Drop box closed during absentee voting periods due to election laws.
–  Payments are accepted at the front counter from 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

3. By Mail: Mail payments to PO Box 1024, Twin Lakes, WI 53181.

Building Official Tips:

  • Locate smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at appropriate locations throughout your home or business, especially near sleeping areas. The batteries on these devices should be checked regularly and replaced at least twice per year. A good reminder is to change the batteries when the clocks change in Spring and Fall.
  • Make a regular habit of inspecting or having your air conditioning units inspected each spring before startup. Inspection should include changing filters and cleaning the cooling coils.
  • Take time this spring to clean or have cleaned your gutters. While those gutters are getting cleaned, carefully inspect your roof to ensure that winter weather has not damaged or loosened roofing material.
  • Each fall, be sure to refresh the caulking around your house and have your furnace inspected and filters changed. If you’ve got one, clean out the fireplace. Also, take time to check exposed pipes and get them insulated against cold weather.