City of Shawano COVID-19 Response

City of Shawano Response

At this time, all City of Shawano buildings and facilities are open to the public.  We are still recommending that you wear a mask/face covering when you are inside of our buildings. 

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. 

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. 

Plan Submittal

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.

Public Works

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.