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Yes, you will need to get your hand stamped at the admissions desk before leaving. This is only for same session admissions.
The assessor is available by appointment only. They can also be contacted daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 920-749-1995.
A permit is required prior to beginning a project that involves new construction, additions, alterations, repairs, demolitions, and electrical, HVAC, and plumbing work. Projects may require more than one type of permit and a plan review. When in doubt, please contact Building Inspection at (920) 686-6940.
Please click here for additional information regarding the permit process.
All contractors and tradespeople performing work in the City of Manitowoc shall complete a Manitowoc Contractor Registration before submitting any permit application. There is no charge for this registration. Upon expiration of any Wisconsin credential or license on file in the Building Inspection department, the Manitowoc Contractor Registration will also expire. To renew the Manitowoc Contractor Registration the applicant shall provide proof of an active Wisconsin credential or license to the department. For additional information please click here.
An inspection is required before any phase of the project is covered or concealed by a subsequent phase of construction. Please contact Building Inspection 24 hours prior to the required inspection at (920) 686-6940. For additional information please click here.
To search for the zoning of a property please click here.
For information, please call our office at (920) 686-6950 or view the interactive Aldermanic District Map.
For information, please call our office at (920) 686-6950 or go to MyVote to find your polling location.
You can register to vote at MyVote or at the City Clerk's Office. If you have any questions please call 920-686-6950.
You must be registered to vote and make a written request. A form can be found by viewing the
A citywide zoning map can be found online:
City property maps can be accessed by access online via the link below or by contacting the Community Development Department at 920-686-6930.
Contact the Community Development Department at (920) 686-6930, for any questions regarding the city’s industrial parks. Information regarding land sale requirements and available lots can be found at:
For information regarding Economic Development programs, please visit the website via the link below or contact the Community Development Department at (920) 686-6930.
Please contact the Community Development Department at (920) 686-6930 regarding any questions about annexation or learn more online at:
All of the Chapter 15 zoning ordinances can be found online:
The complete Comprehensive Plan can be found online at:
Please contact the Community Development Department at (920) 686-6930.
Leaves will be picked up on your street sweeping day beginning October 2nd through November 17th.
If you have a parking lane in front of your residence, you may place your leaves in the parking lane the evening before your street sweeping day. Please make sure you do not place leaves near or over catch basins. If you do not have a parking lane, then you must continue to place your leaves on the terrace.
Grass can be cleaned up when cutting and more easily kept out of the street. Leaves fall fast over a short period of time and many naturally fall into the street, all of which need to be picked up. When your leaves are placed in the street they will be picked up faster reducing the amount that would make it into the storm sewer and ultimately the lake and river.
If parking is allowed in front of your residence, there is a parking lane
If your street does NOT have a parking lane, leaves should continue to be placed on the terrace. Please place leaves in an open area of the terrace away from trees, light poles, mailboxes or any other obstacles.
No. Parking over a leaf pile may cause leaves to start on fire and cause damage to your vehicle.
The parking ban does not apply to streets directly in front of, behind or alongside businesses and schools.
Leaves WILL NOT be picked up off the terrace if there is a parking lane on your street. You will receive a door hanger requesting that leaves be moved to the parking lane. Leaves should be moved the evening before your next scheduled pickup.
Our goal is to complete pickup in each section each week. Depending on weather, volume of leaves and equipment, there may be times a section is not completed. Please be patient, they will be picked up the following week.
Brush and garden waste WILL NOT be picked up. Residents may take brush and garden waste to the Manitowoc County compost sites or contact a private hauler.
No. There is a residential parking ban from October 2nd through November 17th. On the normal day of your street sweeping leaves will be picked up from the parking lane of your street. There will be no parking on your street sweeping day from 6 AM to 3 PM.
In a snowfall less than three inches, Priority 2 and 3 roads will not be plowed but will have salt applied at intersections, hills, and curves
Each plow vehicle has their designated route throughout the city. We do not plow to and from routes.
The plow could be traveling back to the shop for repairs.
The plow could be traveling to get a refill of salt or sand.
The plow is traveling back to its route after a refill or repair.
When a snowfall of greater than three inches has accumulated the Director of Public Infrastructure will authorize an action plan for general plowing (plowing all streets in the City).
When snowfall of less than three inches has accumulated, salt and/or plowing may be utilized. Primary roads may be completely cleared of snow and salt applied. Secondary roads will not be plowed but will have salt applied at intersections, hills and curves.
When pavement temperatures are five (5) degrees or below salt is ineffective. Under these circumstances sand is put on the road for traction.
Intensity, duration and timing of the snow event present unique challenges and may result in longer times than anticipated before we are able to remove the snow from every street. As main streets are cleared, we will proceed to the secondary streets and to low volume residential through streets, dead ends and cul-de-sacs, and alleys. Continued snowfall may require that we return to the main streets or dedicate equipment such that we may experience significant delay in getting to Priority 2 and 3 streets. Crews have 16 plow routes which can be seen on the Snow/Salt Maps page. If a snow plow operator finishes their route, they will assist on other routes in order to complete all routes as quickly as conditions allow.
Our goal is to clear the roadway for safe travel. Unfortunately, snow deposited in your driveway and in front of your mailbox is an inconvenient result of plowing. There is no other way to accomplish snow plowing operations on City streets. The greater the snowfall, the greater the amount of snow plowed into your driveway and in front of your mailbox. City crews will not remove snow from the end of private driveways or from in front of mailboxes. Adjacent property owners are responsible for clearing the snow to gain access to the roadway and mailbox. While some property owners may think the snow from the entire width of the street has been deposited at the end of their driveway, please be assured that snow plow operators do their best to make sure everyone receives the same amount of snow. We regret the inconvenience.
Every effort is made to minimize snow deposited on sidewalks. Unfortunately, the City does not have the available resources to clear sidewalks. And, as outlined in Manitowoc Municipal Code 7.210, snow and ice removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner.
Property owners should fix the mailbox and then file a claim form for the damage either online or in person at the City Clerk’s Office (900 Quay Street). Remember to check your mailbox to make sure that it complies with Manitowoc Municipal Code 7.125, Location of Mailboxes.
Evergreen Cemetery spring clean up is from April 15th to May 15th. All winter items must be removed by April 15th. Items not picked up may be disposed of at the discretion of Evergreen Cemetery. Summer items may be added beginning on May 15th. Fall clean up is from October 1st to November 15. All summer items must be removed by October 1st. Items not picked up may be disposed of at the discretion of Evergreen Cemetery. Winter items may be added beginning on November 15th. For more information, please contact Evergreen Cemetery at (920) 686-3570.
We prefer to have people choose spaces in person so they can see what the area looks like around their spaces. Some people might prefer trees, being close to the road so they don’t have to walk far, being close to a waterline for watering flowers, etc. Although spaces can be sold on a walk-in basis, we prefer that people call ahead so as not to disturb funeral services. If coming to the cemetery is not possible, we will sell the space by e-mail, fax or phone.
Evergreen Cemetery has an online Burial Search program where the spaces are color-coded by their status, so you can see which spaces are sold, available, etc. The program can be found at www.manitowoc.org/evergreen. You can also print out a map or use GPS inside the cemetery to locate gravesites. Each green rectangle is an available space. To use the GPS feature you must be within five miles of the cemetery grounds. Use your smartphone or tablet, click on the link above, then tap the compass button. You may be asked to share your location information. If you answer yes, then you will see a timer spinner until your GPS location is found. A blue dot will appear on the map indicating your location. (Please note that if you are using a device that does not have GPS capabilities, the program will instead use Web GPS, which gets its location from your internet connection instead of GPS satellites.) Keep in mind that recent sales may not have been entered into the system yet.
Please contact our office at your earliest convenience to schedule a tentative burial date and time, so as to avoid scheduling conflicts with other burials. We require a minimum of one working day’s notice in order to have the grave prepared. If a space has not been purchased previously, then we will require the space to be chosen and paid for a minimum of one working day prior to the burial. We will also require the size of the cremation urn or vault, payment in full for the opening and closing of the grave at the time of burial, and a copy of a cremation or death certificate. If the death occurred in Wisconsin in the last 12 months, you may be able to have the funeral director fax us a copy of the completed Report for Final Disposition. Burials may occur between 7 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Mondays through Saturdays; however additional fees apply for Saturday burials and for burials on any day of the week which occur at 2:00 p.m. or later.
Job openings are advertised on this website. Other methods of advertising include other professional websites and periodicals related to the advertised position.
The City of Manitowoc accepts applications for all open positions online through the job opportunities page. Paper applications are no longer accepted.
You may submit your application and resume online through the job opportunities link.
All fares must be paid in cash with exact change only when paying on board the bus. Tickets and passes may be purchased with either cash or check at the Intermodal Transfer Center. Tickets and passes may also be purchased using a credit or debit card at one of the MMT Sales Outlets (see the list of Sales Outlets on the Fares & Sales Outlet page) or by using the Token Transit App.
Yes. Elderly and disabled passengers may ride for a reduced fare; however, an approved form of identification, such as a Medicare card or Maritime Metro Transit Reduced Fare Card will be required. Elderly and disabled passengers may get a Maritime Metro Reduced Fare Card at the Intermodal Transfer Center at 915 S 11th St. Monthly passes are also available and include unlimited rides for the calendar month. See the Fares & Sales Outlets page for more information.
Yes. All Maritime Metro full-size buses are fully accessible including a powered ramp and securement areas for two mobility devices. The current mini-bus has a securement area for one mobility device. Passengers using a mobility device are welcome aboard Maritime Metro Transit.
Maritime Metro operates bus service from 6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturdays. There is no service on Sundays or Holidays.
The office at the Intermodal Transfer Center is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Please fill out an application on the Boards and Commissions page.
You can contact Haelee Bauer, the Assistant to the Mayor, by calling (920) 686-6980 or by email.
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Reservations for facilities can be made online beginning at 7 AM up to 365 days prior at www.manitowoc.org. Click on “Departments,” “Parks & Forestry,” and then “Facility Reservations Online.” Click on “Click here to login…”. This will bring you to the login screen for the ActiveNet reservation system. Once you create an account, click on “Reservations” below the Manitowoc heading. You then have two options: “Facility Reservations” or “View Facilities.” If you would like to check the availability of the facility before making the reservation, choose “View Facilities.” Cabins and fieldhouses are rented from 9 AM to midnight. Other facilities, such as concession stands and open air shelters are rented from 9 AM to 11 PM.
Reservations can also be made up to one year in advance over the phone with a credit card by calling (920) 686-3580 or in person at the Parks Office, 900 Quay St. from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. You can pay by credit/debit card, cash or check at the Parks Office. Payment must be made in full (rental fee plus deposit) at the time of reservation. Partial payments are not accepted.
If your reservation falls into one of the categories below, you must must make the reservation over the phone or in person at the Parks Office:
Flyers & slideshows for the various Parks rental facilities can be found on the Facility Rental Flyers & Slideshows page.
There you can also find a checklist of cleaning responsibilities that will need to be completed in order to receive a refund of the facility security deposit.
If your citation is with the Manitowoc Municipal Court, please call (920) 686-6920 to speak directly with the court clerk for the actual amount due. Once the fine(s) are paid in full, you will need paperwork from the court involved to take to your local Motor Vehicle Department to continue the process of reinstatements. If your fine(s) are through a different municipality and you are unsure of which one, please contact the Department of Motor Vehicle in Madison at (608) 266-2261 in order to obtain that information.
If you would like to pay for a fine prior to the initial court appearance, you may do so at the:
Manitowoc Police Department
910 Jay St.
Manitowoc, WI 542220
Make checks payable to “Manitowoc City Treasurer”. No out-of-state checks are accepted. Please do not send cash through the mail. If you have your citation number, and it is after the initial court date, you may still pay your fine at the Manitowoc Police Department. However, you also have the option to pay your fines during normal business hours (7:30 am to 4:30 pm) at the:
900 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
The Manitowoc Police Department also currently accepts credit card payments for traffic and ordinance citations through Point & Pay. This service provides payment directly to Municipal Court and assesses you a fee for their service for using your personal credit card. The fee will be in addition to the amount owed for your citation.
Your payment will be applied to the citation upon receiving confirmation from Point & Pay that the transfer has been completed. This may take up to 72 hours for processing. If you have any questions, please contact the Manitowoc Police Department at (920) 686-6589.
If for some reason another activity must be cancelled, an email will be sent out to all participants of that particular program.
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