Manitowoc Inspections

Inspection department staff are responsible for enforcing compliance of municipal and State ordinances, standards and codes for a project.


Please contact Inspection Department staff or call (920) 686-6940 at least 24 hours in advance of the requested inspection to assure enough time is allotted should the inspection schedule be filled. Inspections are scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Work shall not be concealed until approved by an inspector.

Inspections may be scheduled during the following time frames Monday - Friday.
  • Building and HVAC (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM) and (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
  • Electrical (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
  • Plumbing (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM) and (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Inspection Types
Inspection department staff are available for the following inspections:

  • Footing
  • Foundation Walls
  • Laterals
  • Rough Inspection
  • Electrical Service
  • Insulation
  • Final


Excavation work shall be inspected after the placement of forms, shoring and reinforcement, where required prior to the placement of concrete.

Foundation Walls

Foundation work shall be inspected prior to backfilling, inspection of drain tile, stone covering, waterproofing and exterior insulation if required.


Laterals shall be inspected at installation and prior to backfilling.

Ground Work

Ground work shall be inspected prior to covering plumbing work.

Rough Inspection

General construction including framing shall be inspected prior to installing insulation. Electrical, plumbing and HVAC rough inspections are also required prior to installing insulation or covering of walls and ceilings.

Electrical Service

A signed Service Affidavit shall be received by the department from Manitowoc Public Utilities prior to scheduling an inspection.


Installation of insulation shall be inspected prior to covering.


Shall be made prior to occupancy to assure compliance with all requirements of applicable codes and standards for the project.

Additional Information

For more information, please call (920) 686-6940.