State of Wisconsin Permit Reviews
Plan Review and All Inspections: If your project is located in a listed municipality (the City of Racine is a listed municipality), and meets the size criteria, contact the municipality for plan review. Per SPS 361.60, the cities, villages and townships with this delegation are certified to review plans for:
- New buildings containing less than 50,000 cu. ft. total volume;
- Additions to existing buildings where the total volume after construction of the addition is less than 50,000 cu. ft.;
- Additions to existing buildings containing no more than 2,500 sq. ft., no more than one floor level, 18-foot maximum roof span and 12-foot maximum exterior wall height; and
- Alterations to existing building where the area of altered space is less than 100,000 cu. ft. of total volume.
The City of Racine is authorized to perform plan review as noted above and also do inspections of all buildings and structures as an agent of the State, including those for which the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) does the plan review.
Find a link to the DSPS Plan Review section here >>
Other helpful links:
This brochure from the International Code Council provides a summary of the purpose of building codes, plan review and permit issuance. This information serves as an introduction to permitting, and it’s helpful if you don’t have experience working with the permit process.
City of Racine Building Permit Totals 2003-2017 – Report
List of Contractors Who Have Pulled Permits in the City of Racine
The Building Division maintains a list of the licensed contractors to whom it has issued permits to over the past several years. This list is for public information purposes only and the City does not endorse or recommend any contractors/businesses on the list. The information in the list was accurate at the time it was added, but not guaranteed that contractor information is current.
There are cases where the State of Wisconsin requires information about your business. This may include things like obtaining a Tax Identification Number (TIN) and registering with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, or obtaining additional licenses or permits depending on the type of business you operate. For example, the State licenses barbers and cosmetologists, day cares, professional engineers, some food-related businesses, etc.
View the State of Wisconsin’s “One Stop Business Portal”: State of Wisconsin Business Permits and Registration >>
Visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue: State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue Tax Filing and Registration >>