Commercial Buildings / Fire Suppression & Fire Alarm Scheduler

The Division of Industry Services offers an online web scheduler for plan reviews related to Commercial Buildings, Fire Suppression & Fire Alarm Systems, and Plumbing. Please find Commercial Buildings and Fire Suppression Systems information below, and visit the Plumbing Scheduler page for details.

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. Here is the link to the new SharePoint 2013 Submitter Instructions.

REVISIONS should 
not be entered into the Web Scheduler.

Revised paper plans and the appropriate application form should be sent to the office that did the original review along with either a check for the revision fee or a signed request from the designer authorizing to be invoiced. 

Revised electronically submitted plans should have a completed application form (including the SharePoint user login ID name and the related transaction # being revised) e-mailed to dspssbplanschedule@wi.gov for an electronic review to be scheduled.

Both types of submittals will be scheduled with the original reviewer's first available appointment date.

Plan Reviewer Availability Calendar


Commercial Buildings / Fire Suppression & Fire Alarm Plan Review Scheduling

Prior to submission to the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), check with the municipality of the project’s location, as there may be parallel plan review, complete plan review, or other municipal permit regulations. View the full list of Commercial Buildings Delegated Municipalities.

Please choose from the options below based on what you would like to submit to the DSPS.


Architectural Building Plan that is not a Revision via the Automated Scheduling System

Plans scheduled via the NEWAUTO Plan Review Scheduler* include:

  • Building footing and foundation plans
  • Structural plans
  • Architectural plans
  • Permission to start for footings and foundation (at own risk while waiting for plan review approval)

The new system will look and feel similar to the current system. It will allow submitters who need to schedule a new commercial building construction State plan review to choose their review office, reviewer, or the next available review date. In addition, the new system will provide you with an electronic appointment confirmation – no more waiting to hear back from DSPS regarding your plan being scheduled! Please note that this system is only for new construction (the building does not exist yet) type of review. This is NOT for revisions to existing buildings or fire suppression or fire alarm reviews. There will be a specific option to select to schedule a new construction plan review via the automated plan scheduling system.


Plan Reviewer Availability Calendar (Please note that calendar is approximate and subject to change.)

*To use the scheduler, you may need to turn off or adjust your pop-up blocker. Your security settings may also need adjusting to allow the scheduler to open – this should appear at the base of your page.

Revision to a Previously Approved Plan

The online web scheduler is not used for scheduling revisions to previously approved plans. Please choose an option below, but note that revisions must be submitted in the same manner as the original.


Revised Paper Plans

Schedule in advance by sending a request to DSPSSbPlanSchedule@wi.gov with a completed SBD-118 Form.
OR
Designer may send the revised plans, completed SBD-118 Form, and fees to the office of original review.

Scheduling for paper plans would take place upon receipt.


Revised E-Plans

Submit via SharePoint andsend a completed SBD-118 Form to DSPSSbPlanSchedule@wi.gov. SBD-118 should include your SharePoint username and the related transaction ID number.


Either type of submittal will be scheduled on the original reviewer’s first available appointment date and require submission using the SBD-118 Form. Previous transaction ID number should be included on the application form.

New Building Architectural and Structural Plan that is NOT an Addition or Alteration

Plans scheduled via the Plan Review Scheduler* include:

  • Building footing and foundation plans
  • Structural plans
  • Architectural plans
  • HVAC and structural components, such as truss and pre-cast concrete, may be submitted with these plans, or at a later date
  • Permission to start for footings and foundation (at own risk while waiting for plan review approval)
  • Petitions for Variance

If you are submitting a plan following a preliminary plan review discussion with the DSPS staff, you may do so by scheduling an appointment using the transaction number assigned when the preliminary discussion was scheduled – Enter Transaction Number.

If you are submitting a building plan after a footing and foundation review has been completed, it can be done by supplying the transaction number from your original footing and foundation submittal - Enter Transaction Number.


Plan Reviewer Availability Calendar (Please note that calendar is approximate and subject to change.)   


    
*To use the scheduler, you may need to turn off or adjust your pop-up blocker. Your security settings may also need adjusting to allow the scheduler to open – this should appear at the base of your page.

Addition to an Existing Building

Plans scheduled via the Plan Review Scheduler* include:

  • Building footing and foundation plans
  • Structural plans
  • Architectural plans
  • HVAC and structural components, such as truss and pre-cast concrete may be submitted with these plans, or at a later date
  • Permission to start for footings and foundation (at own risk while waiting for plan review approval)
  • Petitions for Variance


Plan Reviewer Availability Calendar (Please note that calendar is approximate and subject to change.)


*To use the scheduler, you may need to turn off or adjust your pop-up blocker. Your security settings may also need adjusting to allow the scheduler to open – this should appear at the base of your page.

Alteration to an Existing Building

Plans scheduled via the Plan Review Scheduler* include the building's architectural plans.

HVAC plans may be submitted with architectural plans or at a later date. For a stand-alone HVAC plan where there is no accompanying building change, email the completed first and second pages of the review application (SBD-118 Form) to DSPSSbPlanSchedule@wi.gov, or fax to (877) 840-9172.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requires proper inspections, notification, and removal of asbestos containing materials for renovations and demolitions. For more information on Wisconsin Administrative Code, Chapter NR 447, please visit the DNR website.

 

Plan Reviewer Availability Calendar (Please note that calendar is approximate and subject to change.)

 

*To use the scheduler, you may need to turn off or adjust your pop-up blocker. Your security settings may also need adjusting to allow the scheduler to open – this should appear at the base of your page.

Fire Protection System Plan for Review

To schedule a fire alarm or fire suppression system plans as follow-up to an active building plan project, you must use the previously assigned transaction number to schedule a review – Enter Transaction Number.

For a stand-alone fire protection plan where there is no accompanying building change, email the completed first and second pages of the review application (SBD-118 Form) to DSPSSbPlanSchedule@wi.gov, or fax to (877) 840-9172.


Plan Reviewer Availability Calendar (Please note that calendar is approximate and subject to change.)


*To use the scheduler, you may need to turn off or adjust your pop-up blocker. Your security settings may also need adjusting to allow the scheduler to open – this should appear at the base of your page.

Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF), Nursing Home, Hospital, or Hospice Plan Review

Effective January 1, 2016, all healthcare facility building reviews have been transferred to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), per 2015 Wisconsin Act 55.

For more information on plan review at the DHS, please visit their Construction/Remodeling Plan Review for Health Care Facilities page. You may also find DHS contact information on their Office of Plan Review and Inspection (OPRI) page.

Petition for Variance of the Commercial Building Code, SPS 360-366

A Petition for Variance may be scheduled via the Web Scheduler prior to building plan submittal, with a building plan submittal, or following a building plan approval.  To schedule a petition review following a plan approval, please enter your previously assigned transaction number at this link to proceed to the scheduler - Enter Transaction Number.

A Petition for Variance also requires a completed SBD-9890X.

If you have already scheduled a building plan review:

  • The fees shown on your appointment confirmation letter do not include the Petition for Variance fees. Petition for Variance fees should be calculated using form SBD-9890X.

Include the transaction number from your original submittal on form SBD-9890X.


Please visit the Administrative Rules and Statutes page for information on SPS 360-366.

Footing and Foundation Review

You may request a footing and foundation-only plan review by using the Plan Review Scheduler.

In addition, you may obtain a permission to start at your own risk while waiting for footing and foundation plan approval.

If you are scheduling a plan review after a footing and foundation review has been completed, you must use your previously assigned transaction number - Enter Transaction Number.
 

Plan Reviewer Availability Calendar (Please note that calendar is approximate and subject to change.)


*To use the scheduler, you may need to turn off or adjust your pop-up blocker. Your security settings may also need adjusting to allow the scheduler to open – this should appear at the base of your page.

Building Architectural Plan Subsequent to a Footing and Foundation Plan Approval

If you are scheduling a plan review after a footing and foundation review has been completed, you must use your previously assigned transaction number - Enter Transaction Number.

The Building plans will be assigned to the same plan reviewer who performed the footing and foundation review. 

Plan Reviewer Availability Calendar (Please note that calendar is approximate and subject to change.)


*To use the scheduler, you may need to turn off or adjust your pop-up blocker. Your security settings may also need adjusting to allow the scheduler to open – this should appear at base of page.

HVAC or Kitchen Exhaust Hood Plan Review

To schedule an HVAC plan review that is a follow-up to an active building project, you must use your previously assigned transaction number - Enter Transaction Number.

For a stand-alone HVAC plan where there is no accompanying building change, email the completed first and second pages of the review application (SBD-118 Form) to DSPSSbPlanSchedule@wi.gov, or fax to (877) 840-9172.

Structural Component for Review, but Already Submitted Plan

Follow-up structural components are not scheduled using the Plan Review Scheduler. Instead, submit the components to the office specified in your building plan approval letter, using the SBD-118 Form.

Extension of Plan Review Approval

The online web scheduler does not provide for scheduling extensions to previously approved plans. Such requests require submission using the SBD-118 Form. Email the completed first and second pages of the review application (SBD-118 Form) to DSPSSbPlanSchedule@wi.gov, or fax to (877) 840-9172.

Preliminary Plan Review Discussion or Architectural Review Related to Previous Preliminary Consultation

If you have a technical question about the commercial building code, email DSPSSbBuildingTech@wi.gov. If you still feel a preliminary discussion before review submittal is necessary, contact the review office of your choice to schedule a discussion with a plan reviewer for a fee.

If you are submitting a plan after you had a plan review discussion with the DSPS staff, you may do so by scheduling an appointment using the transaction number assigned when the preliminary discussion was scheduled – Enter Transaction Number.


If you do not see your request above, or have further questions or concerns, please contact our office.