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Neighborhood Services Public Records Law Notice

A charge of 25¢ for each letter page will be collected for the copying of any records. Other fees may apply (plans, drawings, media). Costs for "locating" a record may be charged to the requester if the cost exceeds $50. If total copying and locating charges exceed $5, prepayment may be required. Records involving ownership, violations, complaints, and permits are also available online.

The Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) is responsible for all the records of the department and its sections. This includes all notices, warnings, records, processing documentation, newsletters and press releases related to the department's function.

The Mayor has assigned the Commissioner of Neighborhood Services as the legal custodian of all records maintained by DNS. In turn, the following positions have been designated as deputy legal custodians of records:

Business Operations Manager
All records maintained by DNS

Persons interested in records maintained by DNS should inquire at the reception desk at 841 N. Broadway RM 105, between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. daily, except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.

For assistance or questions about making an open records request please contact:

Certification and Communications Coordinator
841 N. Broadway RM 104
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 286-3214

All formal open record requests should be made in writing to:

Department of Neighborhood Services
841 N. Broadway, RM 104
Milwaukee, WI 53202

The request should be as specific as possible and current contact information with phone number should be included if we need to clarify the exact nature of the request. 


City of Milwaukee Police Department Open Records Division can be contacted by calling 414-935-7435 and located at the District 3 Police Station. 

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