Building Inspection

Building InspectionThe Building Inspection Department is requesting only digital applications and documents be submitted. The digital format needs to be in PDF format, no photos as this distorts the documents.

Building Inspection Office Hours

General Inspection hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. The Inspector's time is split between site inspections and office work. The amount of time the inspector spends in the office can be affected by the number of inspections scheduled on a particular day and other factors so these hours may vary.

If you wish to speak with her regarding a specific project, or have general building inspection questions, please schedule an appointment by calling 920-967-3655 or emailing  Permits may be applied for in office and inspections must be scheduled at least 1-2 business days in advance.

Planning a project?
Permits are required for new structures, most remodeling projects, plumbing, and electrical work. Inspectors may be contacted during office hours if you have questions regarding building or remodeling projects. 

Projects Requiring Permits

Permit application forms can be printed, filled out by hand or computer and mailed to Building Inspection, 100 Main Street, Suite 200, Menasha, WI 54952. Alternatively, applicants can hand in permits during office hours.

Digital Plan Submission
The City of Menasha requires new one and two family homes and major commercial, multi-family and industrial projects to provide digital versions (PDF files) of construction plans and documents. This includes a site plan, floor plans, building elevations, and any state forms normally submitted at the time of permit application. The City of Menasha will use this information exclusively to maintain a digital data base of all new building and significant features in Menasha.

Email Documents to:

New One and Two Family Homes Permits
New one and two family homes are required to submit an electronic building permit through the State of Wisconsin Electronic Building Permit System as well as completing the City's permit application. The State's application can be found on their website at:

The following brochures were created to help you plan your project.
Garages and Accessory Structures (sheds)
Pools & Hot Tubs
Property Lines
Winnebago County Mapping (GIS)

Deck Construction Information (Department of Safety and Professional Services)
Deck Construction - Appendix B
Deck Construction - Appendix C

Erosion Control Information
Erosion Control for Home Builders

Wall Bracing Information
HOW TO USE Wall Bracing Guide
Wall Bracing Compliance Worksheet

Additional Information on Property Lines

Can the City of Menasha locate property lines for me?
The City of Menasha does not have available staff to locate property lines. The best and most accurate way to locate your property lines is to contact a land surveyor.

Can I see a plot map/air photo of my property?
Parcel information and aerial photos are available on the digital mapping pages for Winnebago and Calumet County.