Contractor Licensing

Manitowoc Contractor Credentials and Licensing


The City of Manitowoc enforces the credentials and licenses as required by the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services SPS 305 Licenses, Registrations and Certification Codes. In addition, citizens and contractors should be aware of the following information:

City Electrical License

Effective March 31, 2014, Municipal licenses and registrations issued to electricians, electrical contractors and electrical inspectors are no longer valid (or required). Municipalities may no longer impose any registration, licensing, or certification requirements on electrical contractors, electricians, or electrical inspectors. And no person may work as an electrician, and no person may engage in business as an electrical contractor, unless that person is licensed by, or registered with, the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Wisconsin state electrical licensing questions may be answered by calling (608) 266-2112, viewing the Electrical Licensing Guide or by email.

Building - Single and Two Family

Local officials issuing building permits for one- or two- family dwellings are required to check for proof that the contractor or applicant possesses a State of Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Certification and a State of Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification. Owner-occupants of a one- or two- family dwelling are exempt from this requirement. This exemption does not apply to one- or two- family rental units.

Building - Commercial and Multiple Family


2013 Wisconsin Act 20 invalidated the authority of the Department of Safety and Professional Services to require a Building Contractor Registration effective July 2, 2013.

Additional information

For more information regarding state credentialing and licensing requirements please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services Credentialing Unit at (608) 261-8500 or please view: