Plan Review

The Electronic Safety and Licensing Application (eSLA) is now live for POWTS Plan Review. Public Lookup is also live for this program in eSLA.

Every first-time eSLA user must create a new account by clicking one of the two options under the "New Users" heading on the leftOnce you have created your account, you will be able to log in under the "Existing Users" heading on the right. Visit
esla.wi.gov to get started.

The Division of Industry Services provides plan review for commercial buildings and structures in the state, as well as flammable and combustible liquid storage tank systems to ensure compliance with Wisconsin laws and regulations.

Questions regarding the Plan Review submittals and scheduling can be sent to DSPSSBPlanSchedule@Wi.gov.   

After reviewing the plans, the examiner will take one of three actions: 

  • "Conditionally Approved" means that the plans substantially conform to the codes, with any exceptions noted in the approval letter. Approval expires one to three years after the date of approval, depending on the type of project. Local considerations and permits are usually relevant to any project, even if Industry Services is doing the plan review.
  • "Withheld for Additional Information" means that the plans or calculations are missing significant information or that there appears to be conflicts with the codes that are serious enough that changes to the plans and / or calculations must be submitted to Industry Services.  Any revised information submitted must be signed and sealed by a Wisconsin-registered professional, if required for the original submittal. 
  • "Denied" means that there are serious conflicts with the codes that require the submittal of new plans if the project is to proceed.

 
Where to drop off plans at DSPS


Plan Types

The Division of Industry Services provides required plan review services for the following programs. By code, plan reviews must be completed within 15 business days of the plan appointment date and receipt of the application and all forms, fees, construction documents, and information required to complete the review.  The separate disciplines listed require separate plan application and review.

Commercial Buildings

Elevators

Fire Suppression and Fire Alarm Systems

Plumbing / Pools (Mobile Home Utilities)

Private Onsite Water Treatment Systems (POWTS)

Gas Systems


Submitting Plans

Information on the two methods by which plans may submitted can be found below.

Electronic Submission

Electronic Plan Submittal now available at the Division of Industry Services

The Division of Industry Services (formerly Safety & Buildings) accepts plans electronically.  In order to access the Division's ePlan Review Site, submitters must first register for a State of WI/DOA account.  This registration is a one-time requirement and is available at the following link: Register for a SharePoint logon.

Effective 03/01/17 we have upgraded to SharePoint 2013 for electronic submittals. Any plan reviews scheduled as of this date will be entered in to SharePoint 2013.

Instructions for Plan Upload (R3/2018): SharePoint 2013 Submitter Instructions.

Manage your registered SharePoint account.


Commercial Buildings and General Plumbing Programs

Once you have registered and obtained a SharePoint logon ID, schedule plans through either the Web Scheduler (Building Plan Review) or Web Scheduler (Plumbing Plan Review) ,and indicate your intent to send plans electronically under Task 1 by selecting 'e-File (SharePoint)' under the 'File Type'.  Include your SharePoint Login ID in the space provided. When your review date is confirmed by e-mail, you will receive a link to the SharePoint site with instructions for uploading  your plans.

For stand-alone HVAC and stand-alone Fire Suppression/Fire Alarm electronic reviews, complete an application form (SBD-118 Form) and e-mail it, along with your registered SharePoint username to DSPSSBPlanSchedule@Wisconsin.gov.    


Swimming Pools, Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS), Elevators or Gas Systems/Anhydrous Plans

To request electronic plan review complete the appropriate application form and e-mail it, along with your registered SharePoint username to DSPSSBPlanSchedule@Wisconsin.gov.

POWTS Plan Review Online Submittal via eSLA

Paper Submission

Commercial Buildings

You can schedule online plan review appointments by using the online Web Scheduler (Building Plan Review)

Note: This scheduling system does not support the submittal of revisions to existing approved plans, stand-alone HVAC, or fire plans. Revisions to previously approved plans, stand-alone HVAC, or fire plans require submittal of form SBD-118. Plans may be scheduled by completing the form and faxing it to (877) 840-9172 or emailing it to DspsSbPlanSchedule@wi.gov.

Submitters who drop off unscheduled plans at a review offices will have those plans scheduled to the next available reviewer.


Elevators

Per Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter SPS 318.1007 the plan review must be completed prior to construction, installation, and some alterations. Submittals are generally reviewed in the order of receipt and are not scheduled in advance. Click here for the Conveyance Plan Instructions. For additional information contact Brian Rausch at (262) 521-5444.

Forms: SBD-22 or SBD-22 for review, and SBD-9890X for petitions.


Fire Protection Systems

You can schedule online plan review appointments by using the online Web Scheduler if they are related to a previous building transaction. 

Note: This scheduling system does not support the submittal of revisions to existing approved plans. Revisions to previously approved plans require submittal of form SBD-118. Revisions to previously approved plans may be scheduled by completing the form and faxing it to (877) 840-9172 or emailing it to DspsSbPlanSchedule@wi.gov.

Submitters who drop off unscheduled plans at a review offices will have those plans scheduled to the next available reviewer.


Gas Systems / Anhydrous

Per Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter SPS 340.30 the plan review must be completed prior to construction, installation, or alteration. Submittals are reviewed in the order of receipt and are not scheduled in advance. Click here for the Plan Submittal Procedures. For additional information contact Kim Schmitt at (262) 524-3950. The review is completed within 15 days of a complete plan submittal.

Forms: SBD-6038A or SBD-6038A for State Contractors only, and SBD-6038B or SBD-6038B for all other Districts.


Plumbing

Plan reviews are scheduled in advance using the Web Scheduler (Plumbing Plan Review). What materials and information are needed for the reviews is described in SPS 382.20(4).

Form: SBD-6154.


Private Onsite Water Treatment Systems (POWTS)

Review must be done prior to construction or installation. Reviews are not scheduled in advance and are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Form SBD-10323 contains a list of POWTS Plan Reviewers.

Form: SBD-10577.

The following systems are required to be submitted to the Division of Industry Services: 

  • POWTS owned by the state;
  • Facilities owned by the state and served by POWTS;
  • POWTS that will not completely utilize a component manual or approved plumbing products (called "Individual Site Designs");
  • POWTS treating domestic wastewater combined with industrial wastes and experiments.

The following plans can be submitted to the Division or a designated agent: 

  • POWTS that are completely designed according to a component manual or are approved plumbing products. (Designs which do not utilize an approved component manual are called "Individual Site Designs.)
  • Holding tanks that have a product approval and comply with a component manual and have an estimated flow ≥ 3000 gpd..

The following can be submitted to the local governmental unit:

  • POWTS that serve a single one- or two-family dwelling utilizing an approved component manual and gravity distribution to an in-ground distribution cell and holding tanks that are designed according to a component manual, utilize an approved plumbing product, and have an estimated flow < 3000 gpd.


Swimming Pools (Public)

Plan reviews are scheduled by completing the appropriate form and faxing it to (877) 840-9172 or emailing it to DspsSBPlanSchedule@wi.gov. Submitters who drop off unscheduled plans, will have those plans scheduled in the next available time slot.

Form: SBD-9808


Forms

FormDescription
9600IS
9600IS
​SPS 362.0903(18)(c)5. Position Statement (PDF)
SPS 362.0903(18)(c)5. Position Statement (fill-in)
​SBD-118
SBD-118
​  Application for Review - Buildings, HVAC, Lighting, Fire and Components (PDF)
  Application for Review - Buildings, HVAC, Lighting, Fire and Components (fill-in)
​SBD-9808​ Public Swimming Pools Application for Review (R03/2015)
SBD-9890X Application for Review, Petition for Variance
SBD-22
SBD-22
​Application for Review - Elevator Systems (R12/2013) (PDF)
Application for Review - Elevator Systems (R 12/2013) (fill-in)
​SBD-6038-A
SBD-6038-A
​State Contractor Gas Systems Installation Application (LPG, LNG, CNG, NH3, H2) (R04/2015) (PDF)
State Contractor Gas Systems Installation Application (LPG, LNG, CNG, NH3, H2) (R04/2015) (fill-in)
​ SBD-6038-B
 SBD-6038-B
District Inspector Gas Systems Installation Application (LPG, LNG, CNG, NH3, H2) (R04/2015) (PDF)
District Inspector Gas Systems Installation Application (LPG, LNG, CNG, NH3, H2) (R04/2015) (fill-in)
​SBD-6154
SBD-6154
​Application for Review - General Plumbing & Cross Connection Assembly
Application for Review - General Plumbing & Cross Connection Assembly
SBD-10577​Application for Review - POWTS
​SBD-9720​Compliance Statement