Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Beginning June 8, 2020 the Building Inspection plan review and zoning review counters will be open to the public by appointment only.

For information about scheduling an appointment and other Building Inspection services please see the Building Inspection Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

View all impacts to City service on the City's COVID-19 website.

Construction Noise

Madison General Ordinance 24.08 does NOT allow substantial use of construction equipment between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Substantial use would interfere with the peace, comfort and quality of life of people in the area. On Sunday, no person may use construction equipment before 10:00 a.m. and after 7 p.m.. . Equipment can mean hammers, power saws, compressors, pneumatic tools, etc.


If you feel that there is a violation of the ordinance, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact the Building Inspection Division at (608) 266-4551. We will contact the contractor and remind them of the ordinance. 
  2. If the construction noise continues, call the Madison Police Non-Emergency phone at (608) 266-4275.
Last Updated: 11/19/2020

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For interpreter, translator, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations, please call the Building Inspection Division at (608) 266-4551.

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