Permits & Applications

For building permits or general zoning questions contact the Manitowish Waters Zoning Administrator Tom Thiessen or Deputy Zoning Administrator Vince Hoehn.

See Planning Commission Home Page for office day schedule.

Office Hours: 9am - 12:00pm noon

Field Hours:  12:30pm - 4:00pm

Call: 715-543-2855

Schedule is subject to change. Check at posted sites at the airport terminal, at the town hall and chamber offices.


As of August 15, 2022 the Town of Manitowish Waters does not have a Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) inspector.  Until such time as the Town is able to contract with an inspector, the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services will be assuming the responsibility for UDC inspections (beginning September 1, 2022.)  All individuals seeking a UDC permit are directed, beginning September 1, to the Department's online plan review and permitting system at  FAQs for the online permitting system are available in the list of permit applications to the left.