Development Services

Jason Chromy
Inspector
(262) 364-6969
Bryce Hembrook
Planner
(262) 796-3760

645 N. Janacek Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045

Fax: (262) 796-0339

Tuesday and Thursday – 8:30am – 12:30pm by appointment

The Development Services Department handles all plan review and inspection functions for construction and development within the Town. The Town’s Building and Zoning Code include Federal, State and County Codes, adopted by reference.

The Town of Brookfield contracts to third party vendors for planning, inspection, and engineering services. Due to limited office hours, please set up a meeting with the town planner or building inspector if you would like to discuss a project. Any fees incurred from the third party vendors may pass through to the applicant. The Professional Services Agreement (link to pdf) must be signed and submitted prior to being seen at any Town Board, Commission, or Committee meeting. 

The Development Services Office is located in the Town Hall.

Looking to open a new business in the Town of Brookfield?

We are excited to welcome your new business to the Town of Brookfield! But first, we must verify that the proposed business is permitted in the zoning district. First, review the zoning map (link) to determine which zoning district your property is located in. Second, review Chapter 17.04 of the zoning code (link) to determine if your proposed business is listed under the zoning district’s list of permitted uses. The next steps will depend on if you are constructing a new building for the business or moving into an existing space. 

Constructing a new building

Set up a meeting with the town planner to discuss a proposed project. The Town Planner will provide additional information on the process depending on the scope of the project. 

The review process for approving new buildings and building additions consists of 3 stages: conceptual, preliminary, and final. The Town Planner will further explain the process at the initial meeting, but this process generally takes 90 days depending on the complexity of the project. 

If approved, the applicant will need to submit final plans for building permits. 

If you plan on adding any signage, a sign permit will be required and all signs are reviewed and approved by the Architectural Control Committee. Typically, business owners work with a sign company that handles the permitting process and will work directly with the Town Planner.

Moving into an existing space/building

Reach out to the town planner to discuss proposed business and receive final determination on whether the proposed land use is permitted in the zoning district.  

Fill out an occupancy permit application and submit it to the building inspector for review and approval. Occupancy permits will not be finalized until the building/space is suitable for occupancy. 

If you plan on adding any signage, a sign permit will be required and all signs are reviewed and approved by the Architectural Control Committee. Typically, business owners work with a sign company that handles the permitting process and will work directly with the Town Planner.

The Development Services Department handles all plan review and inspection functions for construction and development within the Town. The Town’s Building and Zoning Code include Federal, State and County Codes, adopted by reference.

Town Zoning information is available at the following links:

Chapter 17 – Zoning Code (Town Zoning Code )

Town Zoning Map 

Waukesha County GIS