Code Enforcement & Compliance

The Code Enforcement Inspector uses ordinances designed to assist in gaining compliance on code violations that affect the quality of life and appearance of the Village. Through community outreach, education and enforcement, Shorewood residents and businesses are helped to maintain a beautiful village. The inspector ensures corridors, neighborhoods and commercial properties are neat and clean, and that Shorewood's residents and business owners are following Village Codes. Citizens are encouraged to report violations when they see them. Major violations include:

  • High grass and weeds
  • Trash and debris
  • Zoning violations
  • Fences
  • Signs
  • Parking on grass
  • No heat

Filing Complaints

In our ongoing effort to provide the highest level of service delivery, we encourage input from citizens and visitors.

To report any code deficiencies or concerns, provide the location or address, name of business, company, or property and nature of violation in writing. You may submit a concern by utilizing the Submit a Request section of the website or the Complaint Form (PDF). Complaint Forms may be emailed, mailed or faxed to:
Code Compliance Inspector Tim Koepp
Planning & Development Department
3930 N. Murray Ave.
Shorewood, WI 53211
Ph: 414-847-2641
Fx: 414-847-2648
Email Tim Koepp

All concerned individual's information may be kept anonymous.

A common complaint submitted during the summer months is for tall grass and weeds. The Guide to Noxious Weeds & Invasive Species (PDF) is a great resource to anyone who may have a concern about this topic.

Code Compliance (Pre-Sale) Program

The code compliance program has been suspended due to legislation that was passed as part of the state budget which took effect July 14, 2015.

Voluntary home inspections are being performed by the Village's Code Inspector. If you are interested in having your residence inspected submit the Voluntary Home Inspection Application (PDF). For more information refer to the Voluntary Code Compliance Inspection Brochure (PDF).