Forms & Permits

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).

New Homes

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

  • Energy calculations

  • 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

Inspections include:

  • Footings before pouring

  • Foundation before backfilling

  • Rough-in (general construction, plumbing, electrical and heating)

  • Insulation

  • 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.

Driveway Permit

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

Forms and Permits Download List

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VOTING

Application for Absentee Ballot EL-121

Voter Registration Application EL-131

When sending in your voter registration application, send a copy of your driver's license.

Building and Remodeling

Building and Remodeling Permit Application

Also send a copy from Planning and Zoning when changing the structure of your home.

Wisconsin Uniform Building Permit Application

This permit is for brand new homes

ROADS/ROADWORK

Application for permit to perform work within Town Road Right-Of-Way

Town of Manitowoc Application/Permit to construct, operate, and maintain utilities within highway right-of-way

DOGS

Dog License Application

LOTTERY

Late Lottery & Gaming Credit Claim Form

TAVERN LICENSES

Application for License to Serve Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquors

Original Alcohol Beverage License Application

Renewal Alcohol Beverage License Application

PROPERTY ASSESSMENT

Objection Form For Real Property Assessment

Complete form in INK ONLY and PRINT. Return to the town clerk: Caroline Sonnenburg, 2417 Elm Road, Manitowoc, WI 54220