Building Safety 

The Fire Prevention & Building Safety consists of the Chief of Fire Prevention & Building Safety and supporting staff. Their goal is to provide reviews and inspections of properties around the city to make sure that all of the standards are met to provide the safest possible structures.

Required Licenses

Licenses are required for the following types of construction and remodeling:


Work requires a licensed contractor when performed in the City of La Crosse

The Fire Prevention & Building Safety Department is located on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 400 La Crosse St., La Crosse, WI 54601, and is open Monday - Friday from 7:30AM - 5:00PM

Important Links

Contact Information

Craig Snyder
Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention and Building Safety 
(608) 789-7264

David Reinhart
Chief Building Inspector
(608) 789-7564