Building Inspection


Welcome to the City of Manitowoc Building Inspection department web page. Forms, handouts and resources can be found here and are intended to help simplify the plan review and permit issuance process for your project whether you are a property owner, contractor or design professional. For property maintenance concerns an on-line "Report a Concern" form has been created as an additional notification tool to alert code enforcement officers of possible property violations.

We invite you to explore this web page at your convenience to learn more about how the department can assist you with the development of your construction or renovation project in the City of Manitowoc or provide code enforcement assistance for property maintenance concerns in your neighborhood.

COVID19 Department Public Access

To promote health and wellness during this time please consider using email services for permitting and minor plan review submittals. Staff will continue to answer customer questions by phone at (920) 686-6940 or by Department Email


Applicants may submit permit forms and minor plan reviews via email by using the Electronic Form Gallery or Department Email.

Drop Box

Applicants may drop off permit forms and minor plan review in the Drop Box on the West side of City Hall located at 900 Quay Street.

In Person

In the interest of keeping our community safe and well during this time we ask that applicants who need to visit the public service counter please consider Email or Drop Box options first.  

Payment Options

To help you stay "safer at home" the following options are available to remit payment. 

1) DROP BOX. West Side of City Hall 

2) MAIL CHECK. Payable to the City of Manitowoc

3) CREDIT CARD. Online Payment Portal


To provide assistance to property owners, contractors and design professionals in the enforcement of municipal and State ordinances, standards and codes promoting community health and safety as they relate to construction procedures, code enforcement and property maintenance.


  • Code Enforcement
  • Floodplain Enforcement
  • Inspections
  • Permit Issuance
  • Plan Review
  • Property Maintenance Enforcement
  • Zoning Enforcement