TOWN OF MANITOWOC
A GREAT TOWN ON A GREAT LAKE
A county permit is required for any new structure or an addition to an existing structure which can be obtained from Planning & Zoning Commission, 4319 Expo Drive, Manitowoc. After obtaining a county permit, a town permit is also needed.
Improvements to property that have a value over $1,000.00 are required to obtain a building permit for $15.00. No permit is needed if a roof or siding is replaced. The form for these permits may be printed and sent to the clerk/ Treasurer, 2417 Elm Road, Manitowoc - See Form – (Building Permit Application).
After obtaining a county permit from Planning and Zoning Commission, a town permit is also required. The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code requires all new homes being built need to be inspected. Cost of permit will be: One-family dwelling $635.00 (includes 9 inspections), Two-family dwelling $785.00 (includes 11 inspections) Also add $35.00 for the Wisconsin uniform building permit seal. (See Forms – Wisconsin Uniform Building Permit Application and Cautionary Statement to Owners Obtaining Building Permits).
Also any new homes are required to have an address marker installed in front of their residence. The cost for the address marker is $75.00 which includes the sign, post and installation. The purpose of the address markers is for the emergency responders to better locate addresses in the Township.
The total for a new home is $745.00, made out to the Town of Manitowoc.
Deliver the following documents with the appropriate fees to Caroline Sonnenburg, Town of Manitowoc, 2417 Elm Road, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Three (3) sets of legible, drawn-to-scale building plans
Completed Wisconsin Uniform Building Permit Application
Plot plan showing the location of the dwelling and any other buildings, etc. on the site with respect to property lines
Erosion control plan
A copy of the County sanitary permit
A copy of the County Zoning permit
If the above documentation is Code compliant, a Wisconsin Uniform Building Permit will be issued.
A building permit is required before any on-site construction, including excavation for a structure may begin
Footings before pouring
Foundation before backfilling
Rough-in (general construction, plumbing, electrical and heating)
Occupancy inspection within 5 business days after notification from permit applicant
One additional inspection included, as needed.
Each of these inspections will be done with 2 business days after notification from permit applicant.
A permit is required if installing a new driveway or existing driveway extension or blacktopping of driveway. No charge for this permit. See form – Town Road Right Away
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When sending in your voter registration application, send a copy of your driver's license.
Also send a copy from Planning and Zoning when changing the structure of your home.
This permit is for brand new homes
Complete form in INK ONLY and PRINT. Return to the town clerk: Caroline Sonnenburg, 2417 Elm Road, Manitowoc, WI 54220