The Department of Fire Prevention & Building Safety provides a full range of services including: plan review; construction and property maintenance inspection field operations; full electrical, erosion control, HVAC, and plumbing inspection operations; abandoned and junk vehicles on private property, and residential rental inspection operations; tavern and rooming house inspections Sign inspections; electrical and gas licenses; and assignment of property addresses.

The La Crosse Fire Department wants to remind everyone that working smoke alarms save lives. One of the most important fire safety devices for the home or apartment is the smoke alarm. The La Crosse Fire Department offers these documents to help you to be well informed of the benefits of smoke alarms.

When applying for a building permit for a new building or an addition, please remember to provide a "to-scale" drawing of the property (preferably a survey) that accurately depicts all existing and proposed structures on the parcel