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Department of Neighborhood Services Administration

The Administration section oversees the business and administration operations of the department. It processes certain permits, invoices, permit fees, and various inspection and occupancy certificates. Housed within the area are the Commissioner's Office, Property Registration, Rent Withholding, Systems Coordination, and Public Information, Web Site and Training Coordination.


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Administration Tax Assessment Charges

A description of how the Department of Neighborhood Services assesses charges to properties for services rendered.

Phone Directory

DNS phone list of all office contacts.

Bankers Checklist

A step-by-step action for properties moving from Pre-foreclosure to New Owner (bank or Corporation)

Property Registration Program

Property Registration requirements, forms, and applications for the City of Milwaukee. Required for all non-owner occupied and commercial property.

Compliance Loan Program

The DNS Compliance Loan Program is geared to helping people with code violations on their homes with low cost repair loans. Income limits and qualifications may appear. Click this link for more details.

Residential Property Pending Foreclosure

Policies concerning properties with pending forclosure

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Share your opinions about how your interaction with DNS went.

Southeast Wisconsin Building Inspector Departments

A listing of surrounding community's building inspection departments.

Landlord Training

Learn Effective, Professional Property Management Practices To Keep Out Illegal and Destructive Activity

Title Search Form

Use this form for information on DNS code violations, fees, permits, and other DNS concerns related to a property. Highly recommended for any property exchange between buyer and seller.

Open Records Policy

How to request records per the Wisconsin Open Records policy from the Department of Neighborhood Services.

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Contact Us

841 N Broadway
Room 104
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone Directory

DNS Commissioner Tom Mishefske  


Preston D. Cole


Phone: (414) 286-2543
Fax: (414) 286-5095