Community Development

Department Overview
The Department of Community Development was organized in 1985 to guide and encourage development in a manner that protects public interest and improves quality of life for residents and visitors of the Menomonee Falls.

The Department oversees the Building, Planning and Zoning operations of the village and works closely with other Village Staff, the Village Board, Plan Commission, Architectural Control Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Community Development Authority, and most committees of the Village Board


The Department has many duties and functions including:
  • Assisting the various Boards and Committees with the development of ordinances
  • Issuing building permits and other construction-related permits
  • Inspecting the work done under building and construction-related permits
  • Issuing and enforcing development-related permits
  • Doing liaison work with contractors and citizens
  • Preparing various redevelopment and long-range plans and reports
  • Performing miscellaneous information gathering