New Building Permit Portal

The Village of Grafton is excited to announce the launch of a new online building permit Portal starting in October, 2021. The new website and program, called SmartGov, will allow contractors and homeowners to create an account and apply for building, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, fire protection, and other permits online.
  • Click HERE for the Building Permit Portal. 
  • Submitted a permit for Grafton or Saukville in the past? If yes, call 262-375-5305 to receive your one-time Access Code to create a user account to link your past and future permits. If no, complete and submit the Contractor Information Form.
  • Online payment of permit fees will available through the Portal following permit approval. 
  • The Village will still accept paper permit applications through 2021 and will transition to online only submittals in 2022. 
  • Questions? Contact us at 262-375-5305.


The responsibilities of the Inspection Division include:
  • Enforcing local, state, and national building design and construction codes
  • Conducting liquor license inspections
  • Coordinating plan review with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)
  • Coordinating plan review with Fire Safety Consultants (FSCI)

Building Permit Fees

The fees for all building permits have changed. Please click here for the current Fee Schedule.