The 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 but normally is in the office for permit issuance and questions Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 9:00 am and Noon - 1:00 pm. The amount of time the inspector spends in the office can be effected by the number of inspections scheduled on a particular day and other factors so these hours may vary.
Other hours may be arranged by appointment by calling 920-967-3655 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org During times outside of office hours, inspectors are conducting inspections and may not be available. Permits may be applied for during office hours 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.
- 2019 Building Permit Fees
- Residential Building Permit Form Fillable Residential Building Permit (not for new one or two-family homes)
- Commercial Building Permit (updated 12/5/22)
- Zoning Permit Application - One and Two-Family New Construction Only
- For New Residential Construction/Additions see Soil Report
- Building Cross Section Form
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: email@example.com
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: https://esla.wi.gov/apex/customer_portal_intro_page
- New One and Two-Family Dwellings Checklist (revised 5/18/2021)
- For New Construction see Soil Report
The following brochures were created to help you plan your project.
Garages and Accessory Structures (sheds)
Pools & Hot Tubs
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.