Building Permits Can Be Emailed To:
Community Development Authority of the City of Racine and Department of City Development
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:
-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
-Alterations to existing building where the area of altered space is less than 100,000 cu. ft. of total volume
As noted above, the City of Racine is authorized to perform plan review 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.
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 (i.e., barbers and cosmetologists, day cares, professional engineers, some food-related businesses).
View the State of Wisconsin’s One Stop Business Portal to file an annual report, create your own business, grow your business, locate state resources and much more.
Visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue: State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue Tax Filing and Registration
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 a helpful introduction to permitting if you don’t have experience working with the permit process.