State of Wisconsin Permit Reviews
Some building projects are required to be reviewed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). The City of Racine Building Department will determine if your project can be reviewed by City staff or if it must go to DSPS for plan review. While most building projects that occur in the City are typically reviewed by City staff, the State of Wisconsin requires projects related to such things as buildings in excess of 50,000 cubic feet, health care facilities and swimming pools to be submitted to DSPS for 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 is a good 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 City of Racine Building Department 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 >>