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Foreclosure Registration (RPPF) Forms

RPPF FORMS- (Residential Property Pending Foreclosure) RPPF forms apply to foreclosures that were filed on or after October 28, 2010.

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RPPF Form Instructions

Detailed instructions for completing the RPPF registration form.

RPPF Form

Online residential property foreclosure registration. You will first be guided to open an account with e-services. Then your will be guided to the form that must be filled out on-line and submitted electronically. Use this form if the foreclosure action was filed on or after October 28, 2010.

RPPF NOA (Notification of Abandonment) form

If inspection of the residential property shows the property is abandoned, the registrant must notify DNS of the abandoned state of the property. The notification shall include a description of the external condition of the property and whether the building is secure. The notification form must provide the name of the local agent or servicing company that is authorized by the foreclosure filing entity to enter upon the property and to conduct repairs or maintenance as required.

RPPF NOD (NOTICE OF DISMISSAL) form

File this Notice of Dismissal (NOD) form if the foreclosure action has been dismissed, settled, or discharged since submitting an RPPF registration form. Note: A RPPF registration form must be filed even if the foreclosure action has since been cancelled, dismissed or discharged. If that is the case, please submit BOTH the RPPF registration and this Notice of Dismissal simultaneously. This form is also used by the Abandoned Property In Foreclosure program. RPPF registrations and RPPF NOD forms apply to residential properties that had foreclosure actions filed on or after October 28, 2010. If the foreclosure action was filed prior to 10/28/10, please note that there is a separate registration and NOD form used for these properties See Abandoned Property in Foreclosure (APIF).

Abandoned Property in Foreclosure (APIF) Forms

APIF forms apply to foreclosures that were filed on or before October 27, 2010.

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APIF Form

Application form used to register abandoned property in foreclosure with DNS. This form must be filled out on-line and submitted electronically. Use this form if the foreclosure action was filed on or before October 27, 2010.

Notice of Dismissal Form (APIF)

File this Notice of Dismissal (NOD) form if the foreclosure action has been dismissed, settled, or discharged since submitting an APIF registration form. Note: An APIF registration form must be filed even if the foreclosure action has since been cancelled, dismissed or discharged. If that is the case, please submit BOTH the APIF registration form and this Notice of Dismissal simultaneously. APIF registrations and APIF NOD forms apply to abandoned residential properties that had foreclosure actions filed on or before October 27, 2010. If the foreclosure action was filed after 10/27/10, please note that there is a separate NOD form used for these properties-See Residential Property Pending Foreclosure (RPPF).

Residential Rental Application Form (DNS-04)

This is the application to obtain a Residential Rental Inspection Certificate. The application will ask the owner for information about the number and location of rental units in their buildings. This is to be used in a limited part of the City otherwise known as the "UW-Milwaukee" and "Lindsey Heights" neighborhood. For more details see the Residential Rental Inspection Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Vacant Building Registration Application

Vacant Building Registration Application (DNS-18A)

This is the form to be filed 30 days after a building goes vacant unless exempt as described in the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances (200-51.7) The cost to register is free and covers a 6 month period. If the building remains vacant an inspection will be made and a fee will be charged. Each subsequent 6 month period of vacancy will trigger and inspection and fee. Owners are required to maintain the interior and exterior in a safe and sanitary manner. For more details see the Vacant Building Registration brochure DNS-29A. WARNING-This is a LEGAL size brochure.

Code Compliance Program

Last revision 03/15/2015

Code Compliance Program Discontinued
As a result of new State law, Wisconsin Act 176, which became effective March 2, 2016, we are no longer allowed to operate the Code Compliance program.

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Property Recording Program

If the new owner is NOT going to live in the dwelling they must fill out a property recording form also! The new owner has 15 days from the sale or title transfer to file an application. Get Property Recording requirements, forms, and applications for the City of Milwaukee.

Property Data

Look up your property on the NSS database

Phone Directory

DNS phone list of all office contacts

Change Water Bill Address

Cambio de direccion postal

Use this form if you want to change the address where the bill is sent.

DNS Public Information

Complete listing of DNS public information, including brochures, forms, maps.

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Commercial Enforcement

Fire Prevention Permit Application (DNS-131)V2

Use this form to apply for a Fire Prevention Permit. Instructions are included in the application. After the application is submitted, an inspection is scheduled and the conditions indicated on the application are verified. If all is up to code, the permit is granted and the appropriate fees are assessed.

Fire Prevention Permit Hazardous Material Worksheet (DNS-132)

Use this worksheet to determine the amounts of hazardous material you utilize at a location to aid in determining the applicable code requirements for the Fire Prevention Permit.

Fire Prevention Permt Hazardous Materials Instructions (DNS-132B)

These are the instructions on how to fill out the DNS-132 Hazardous Materials worksheet.

Home Occupation Statement Application (DNS-164)V4

This form is for those who are going to use their home as a base of business operations or will be conducting business in the premises. If the premises are rented or leased, the business operator also needs to file an Owner Consent Form granting the lessee the right to use the property for business. Junk Dealers/Collectors operating out of their home should see the Junk Collectors rules and regulation brochure.

Home Occupation Owner's Consent Form (DNS-164C)

This form is for those who are going to use their home as a base of business operations or will be conducting business in the premises and the building is rented or leased. The business operator needs to file an Owner Consent Form granting the lessee the right to use the property for business. (Junk Dealers/Collectors operating out of their home should see the Junk Collectors rules and regulation brochure.

Façade Inspection Report

Use this form to file your exterior facade inspection survey. This form details the condition of building per the periodic inspection interval required under city ordinance. Includes listing for the professional completing the form.

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Condemnation Section

Condemnation Demolition and Wreckers Bond (DNS-123)

Companies seeking to do condemnation work in the city of Milwaukee will need to have a $20,000 bond. This application is used to certify that the bond requirements have been secured and the bond is up to date.

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Electrical Section

Application for Electrical License DNS-31

Companies or individuals seeking to do Electrical work in the city of Milwaukee will need to have an Electrical License from the City of Milwaukee. This application is used to certify that the requirements have been met for various kinds of electrical work.

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Environmental and Nuisance Section

Asbestos Project Work Sheet (DNS-182)

This work sheet must be completed by the abatement firm and attached to the project plans when submitted with the asbestos project permit application at least 5 working days before the start of abatement.

Chicken Coop Site Plan Form (DNS-362)

This is form that must be completed by those wishing to obtain a chicken coop permit in the City of Milwaukee. See the sample below for what to put on the site plan. Bring this completed plan (DNS-362) and the Neighbor approval sheet (DNS-363) when applying for the chicken keeping permit.

Chicken Coop Site Plan Sample Form (DNS-362)

Here is DNS a sample of a diagram needed to be filed with the department when applying for a permit to keep chickens. This and the DNS-363 must be brought to the department when applying.

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Pre-application

This form is required for anyone applying pesticides in the City of Milwaukee.

Environmental Permit (DNS-185)

Use this application to apply for a permit for installing a swimming pool, water slide, pool attraction, cleaning masonry, and removal of asbestos. Review the requirements, then send in the completed application with the fee to the Department of Neighborhood Services Environmental Section. Further information is available at DNS Environmental section (414) 286-3280.

Masonry Cleaning Information Packet

This file contains all the information necessary including permit worksheet and application for cleaning the exterior of a masonry building. Includes precautions to take, additional permits required for sidewalk closure and special rules for historic buildings. Questions on this matter can be answered by calling the DNS Environmental Section at (414) 286-3280.

Noise Variance Application Form (DNS-120A)

This form is for those instances where a known event will generate loud noise (i.e. festival, or temporary event) It is to be applied for before the event and requires Aldermanic and DNS approval.

Noise Variance Application Form Instructions

When hosting an event that might disrupt the normal noise level of the area one must obtain a noise variance. These are the instructions on how to complete the Noise Variance Permit Application listed above. Questions can be answered by calling the DNS Environmental Section at 414-286-3280.

Pitbull and Rottweiler Ordinance Requirements (DNS-360)

This is the brochure for owners of Rottweilers and Pit-bulls. It covers ownership and handler information as well as kenneling requirements and licensing. Special considerations for the keeping of these breeds are covered.

Swimming Pool Information Packet & Permit.pdf

Swimming Pool Information Packet and Permit- This file contains all of the necessary information and applications to apply for a permit to build or install a swimming pool, wading pool, water slide, water attraction, new or existing pool. Review the documents and complete the diagrams and then send in the completed application with the appropriate fee. Questions? Contact the DNS Environmental Section at (414) 286-3280.

Vehicle Removal Form (DNS-166)

Use this form to have the city remove unwanted vehicles from your property. If you are the owner, a fee may be charged. If the vehicle is illegally parked or abandoned on you property the City will tow it away for free. See details for information on this application.

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Plumbing Performance Bond and Insurance Certificate Forms

Master Plumbers Performance Bond (DNS-114A)

Good for any year. When completed, mail to City of Milwaukee-DNS, Plumbing Section, 841 N. Broadway 10th Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Master Plumbers Certificate of Insurance (DNS-114B)

Good for any year. When completed, mail to City of Milwaukee-DNS, Plumbing Section, 841 N. Broadway 10th Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

These are forms needed by plumbing contractors to do business under permit in the City of Milwaukee. Download the forms and print them on any computer. If you have any questions contact the Department of Neighborhood Services Plumbing Section at (414) 286-3361.Note: A license registration fee of $60 is to be included with the Performance Bond and Insurance applications. See instructions below.

Performance Bond and Insurance Certificate Instructions Only

These are the instructions on how to fill out the forms needed by plumbing contractors to do business under permit in the City of Milwaukee. Download the forms and print them on any computer. If you have any questions contact the Department of Neighborhood Services Plumbing Section at (414) 286-3361.

Plumbing Inspection Checklist

Used by plumbing inspectors to verify plumbing system.

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Title Search Form

Title Search Form (DNS-35V2)

Use this form to request a search of Department of Neighborhood Services records for pending Special Charges and outstanding code violations. Other items included in the search are Code Compliance, Property Recording, Rent Withholding and Fire Inspection. There is a $40.56* fee per address for this search. The property owner will be responsible for any special charges assessed on the property tax bill where a Title Search was not requested in writing prior to the conveyance. Be sure to either put your fax number or name and address where you want the Title Search results returned to, somewhere on the top of the form. Send completed form along with a check/money order for $40.56* payable to the City of Milwaukee to the address listed on the top of the form. Upon receipt, the Title Search usually is processed within 3 working days. A Seller Notification Form should be submitted after every closing (or with every transfer of ownership). For additional information or questions, please contact the Department of Neighborhood Services at 414-286-5077. See also, Why Use a Title Search Form? (* Fee includes a 1.4% training and technology surcharge.)