Division of Industry Services Plan Review

​​​​Current Plan Submittal Volume

See the below plan revie​w submission data to help estimate the timelin​e for your DSPS plan review. Data is updated monthly.












​No. o​​​f  Business Days

1. Do I Need to Submit for a Plan Review

Plan review is required for commercial, industrial, and other public buildings 25,000 cubic feet or larger. Review is also needed for any size of school, high-hazard occupancy, and three-unit or larger residential building. Under Wisconsin Statute §101.12, the following plan reviews are required for public buildings and places of employment ​[Wis. Stat. §101.12 and 145.03(5)]:

  1. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire alarm, fire detection, and fire suppression ​​systems.
  2. Industrial exhaust systems.
  3. Elevators, escalators, lifts, and power dumbwaiters.
  4. Stadiums, grandstands, and bleachers.
  5. Amusement and thrill rides equipment.
  6. Plumbing installations.

Wis. Admin. Code §​334.05(1)​ requires plan and specification review for all custom-built, site-specific amusement rides not used in a portable mode.

Wis. Admin. Code §333.10(1) requires plan and specification review prior to commencing the construction, installation, or relocation of, or addition to, a passenger ropeway.

One- and two-family permit applications shall include building plans for review, as described under Wis. Admin. Code §SPS 320.09(5).

Wis. Stat. §145.195(2) requires plan review of private on-site wastewater treatment systems.

Commercial electrical plan reviews are not required under Wis. Admin. Code §​​SPS 316. Any commercial electrical plan review submittal is voluntary by the customer.

Submitting a petition for variance​ to the Wisconsin Administrative Code? See the Petition for Variance page for further instructions.

2. Types of Plan Reviews

The Division of Industry Services (DIS) provides required plan review services for the following programs. The separate disciplines listed require separate plan application and review. Use the headings below to see which types of plan reviews are accepted for each ​discipline.

  • Amusement Rides Fixed
  • Heating Boiler
  • Miniature/Electric Boiler
  • Power Boiler
  • Unfired Pressure Vessel
  • Bleacher Only
  • Commercial Building and Bleacher
  • Commercial Building and HVAC
  • Commercial Building and HVAC and Kitchen Hood
  • Commercial Building and Kitchen Hood
  • Commercial Building Only
  • Fire Alarm Only
  • Fire Suppression and Fire Alarm
  • Fire Suppression Only
  • HVAC and Kitchen Hood
  • HVAC Only
  • Kitchen Hood Only
  • Pedestrian Access Structure Only
  • Waterslide-Structural
  • Preliminary Review
    • Permit and Plan Review
    • Plan Review Only

  • New Commercial Installation
  • Complete Replacement Commercial
  • Alteration, Repair, or Replacement Components
  • Emergency Repair
  • New Single Dwelling Installation
  • Complete Replacement Single Dwelling
  • Test Submission
  • Anhydrous Ammonia System (NH3)
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) System
  • Gaseous Hydrogen (H2) System
  • Liquid Hydrogen (H2) System
  • Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) System
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) System
  • Mechanical Refrigeration Systems A1/B1
  • Mechanical Refrigeration Systems A2/B2/A3/B3
  • Building and Site Specific
  • Building Specific Only
  • Campground and Recreational Vehicle Park
  • Manufactured Home Community
  • Site Specific Only
  • Car Wash Interceptor Only
  • Chemical System Only
  • Garage Catch Basin Only
  • Grease Interceptor Only
  • Mixed Wastewater Holding Device
  • Oil Interceptor Only
  • Sanitary Dump Station Only
  • Storm Infiltration System Only
  • Water Reuse System Only
  • Water Disinfection Treatment System Only
  • CCA Health Care Only
  • Component Design Manual
  • Experimental System
  • Individual Site Design
  • Soil Saturation Determination
  • Voluntary Manual Review
  • Miscellaneous Review
  • Alternate
  • Experimental
  • Standard
  • Virginia Graeme Baker
  • Ski Lifts and Tows

  • 3. Where Should I Submit my Plans

    Plan reviews are performed by DIS or one of its delegated agents. Before submitting your plan review application to DIS, check if your municipality has been delegated the authority to review your plans. Use the links below or visit the Delegated Agent page.

    Commercial Structural and HVAC Plan Review

    Commercial Fire Suppression and Fire Alarm Plan Review

    Commercial Plumbing Plan Review

    POWTS Plan Review

    UDC Permitting and Inspections

    4. General Requirements for Electronic Plan Review

    Plan reviews to DIS must be submitted electronically through the Electronic Safety and Licensing Application (eSLA). DIS no longer accepts hard copy plan review submittals. Note the following requirements for eSLA:

    • The applicant must create an eSLA login profile. This login profile is specific to the individual submitting the application. It should not be a generic profile for the company. (UDC permits and plan reviews are not submitted using an eSLA login. See the UDC program page for more information.)
    • If a Supervising Professional is required, the Supervising Professional must also have an active eSLA login profile.
    • You must include the property owner's name, address, phone number, and email address.
    • eSLA works best with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari as the internet browser. If using another internet browser, you may experience technical issues with the submittal.
    • Be able to combine plan sheets into one file for upload.
    • Be able to combine supporting documents into one file for upload.

    5. Additional Resources

    For step-by-step instructions and videos on electronic submittals, see the eSLA Support page.

    See the applicable DIS program page for plan review information specific to the program.