How to use NSS to find information
How to find Property Information
To find the orders on any property in Milwaukee,
- Go to www.city.milwaukee.gov
- On the left-hand side is a column of buttons. Select “Get Property Information”.
- Enter the House Number, Direction and Street. Use the drop down menu to find the street. Click on Submit. If more than one unit, select the unit number.
- On the 7th line down is the title “Property Recording, ode Violations, Service Requests and Permits: see details” Click on the blue “see details”.
- The address with four categories pops up: Select Ownership, Violations, Service Requests (Complaints) , or Permits. Clicking on any blue colored data drills down deeper for more information.
- Click on the blue “View” under “Ownership” to see who the City has listed as owner.
- Click on the blue “View” under “Violations” to see a history of the violations.
- Click on the blue Serial number to view the Violation detail. You can do the same for Service Requests and Permits.
- Closed –Not verified, means the violation is gone. Verified means a violation was found and an order with a completion date is listed.
How to find a list of buildings owned by one owner?
If an owner does not live in a building they own, the owner must record the ownership with DNS. Property recording applications and instructions are found at:
Once a property is recorded, the information can be found on the DNS website’s Neighborhood Services System or NSS. One special feature of NSS is “Recorded Last Name”.
- Go to : http://www.milwaukee.gov/NeighborhoodServicesSystem
- Click on “Recorded Last Name”.
- Type in the name of the owner or entity (LLC, Corporation, etc.). Note the order LAST NAME in the first block and FIRST NAME in the second block. Partial names work best if unsure of the spelling. i.e. enter “Deut” to find “Deutche Bank” and all the various ways the name was submitted for recording.
- Click on the blue “View” for a list of properties under that spelling. Whatever name abbreviations were submitted on the applications are shown in the name fields. Hence a company’s holdings can be pages long because of a lack of uniformity by the submittor.
- If a blank page is returned, it means they sold the property or no longer have it, but their information is on file, perhaps in a past violation history or as an operator that has resigned.
If you get a “IC/Cola! Error HtmlGen(2007) Could not open temporary work file” it means too many people are selecting the same record. It typically clears up after a few minutes and you can retrieve your data. If it persists for more than 10 minutes, contact DNS at 286-3214.
Make Your Buildings Talk To You
Property owners can use the City of Milwaukee's E-Notify system to have email sent to you whenever the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) receives or issues any new document including recorded ownership, complaints or permits. Here's how:
- Log in at www.milwaukee.gov/eservices
- Register your names and email address to get a password
- Re-login at step #2 and use your password and follow the instructions
- Click on the "E-Notify" button
- Select "Location Based Notification" by checking the box and follow the instructions on entering an address to subscribe to.
- After checking the "Completed Entering Addresses" box, remember to click the "Update Notification" button at the top before exiting.
You can also set a "range" and get notifications within 600 ft., 1,000 ft, or a half-mile. More help is available at: www.milwaukee.gov/dns