Plan Review

The City of Manitowoc provides plan review and approval for single and two family residential projects and some commercial projects. The review and approval process is required prior to the issuance of local permits to assure compliance with municipal and State ordinances, standards and codes. 

Plans and permit applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. Review times are based on complexity of the project and the current workload volume of the Building Inspection Department.

Residential Project Plan Submittal and Review

The following is a brief list of single and two-family residential building projects that require plan submittal and review: 

  • New Single and Two Family Construction
  • Additions
  • Basement Renovations
  • Decks, Porches, Steps
  • Garages and Sheds

Commercial Project Plan Submittal and Review

Some commercial projects may be reviewed locally. All others will require submittal to a plan reviewer with the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services. In addition new and redevelopment projects may require the following reviews:

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the department at (920) 686-6940 or by Department Email.