City of Shawano COVID-19 Response
City of Shawano Response
The City of Shawano Common Council met on October 1, 2020 to determine best practices and provide guidance to our community members regarding city services, facilities, events and partnerships. With the new surge in COVID-19 cases in the City of Shawano and surrounding communities, the Shawano Common Council has ordered that all city facilities will be closed to the public effective Monday, October 5, 2020. Please read the Press Release below for more information regarding these closures. UPDATE: On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 the City of Shawano Common Council voted to open the Rec Center on Friday, January 15th. The Civic Center will remain closed at this time, and all other city facilities will remain as is - with City Hall having only its lobby open to the public, and the Police Department, SMU, and Public Works lobbies remaining closed at this time.
All departments continue to request that our residents utilize phone, email, and online options for completing any necessary transactions or communication with City staff to minimize the number of people inside our facilities during this time.
Building, HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing Permits & Inspections
While our Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator Department is still available to assist our residents in obtaining necessary permits or to answer questions related to inspections and zoning administration, we do ask that you utilize our online forms, phone calls and email if possible to help us be able to maintain our ability to engage in safe social distancing practices.
Onsite inspections are only being done on new homes at this time. However, the City does still require that other inspections be scheduled by calling 715-526-6138. After scheduling the inspection, you will be required to take representative photos of the items to be inspected. You will then email the photos to the Building Inspector to review and approve. If the Building Inspector has any questions or concerns, he will reach out to you for answers or to possibly have you submit additional photographs if needed.
Plans may still be submitted for review and processing by utilizing the drop box that is located to the left of the main City Hall door, or by emailing them to the Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator. If you are unable to email the plans and they are too large to fit in the drop box, please bring them to City Hall during regular business hours.
Permits are still being issued, however we are requesting that you utilize our online applications if possible. Once you have filled out the form, please email them to the Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator or mail them to City Hall at 127 S Sawyer Street, Shawano, WI 54166. Once the application has been approved, you will be contacted with a cost for the permit and instructions on how to submit payment.
All other questions related to permits and inspections should be directed to our Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator by either email or phone (715) 526-6138, if possible.
While the Public Works office will be closed to the public, all services including garbage, recycling, bulky item pick-up and leaf collection will continue.
Please note, that in a continued attempt to keep our staff safe, we have taken steps to reduce our crew sizes to aid in social distancing. Because of this, our provided services may take longer than you are typically used to. We thank you in advance for your understanding during this time as we do our part to help keep our community safe.
We will continue to keep our residents informed of changes that take place with all City of Shawano provided services. If you have any questions related to to these services, please contact Public Works at 715-526-3512.