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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 Recording, Rent Withholding, Systems Coordination, and Public Information, Web Site and Training Coordination.

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Mission Statement

Through the enforcement of Building, Zoning, Fire, Environmental, Property Maintenance and other ordinances, DNS protects the value of investments in neighborhoods and commercial properties and supports community goals of building safe and healthy neighborhoods and increasing investment and economic vitality throughout the City.

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DNS Fees

A schedule of fees associated with services rendered by the Department of Neighborhood Services

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Last update 04/19/2013

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841 N. Broadway
Room 104
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Art Dahlberg

Commissioner Art DahlbergMr. Dahlberg has a degree in engineering from Kansas State University as well as 24 years of experience in the interpretation and enforcement of building, housing and fire codes. In his career he has been a building inspector, fire protection inspector, fire prevention inspector, a plan reviewer, a fire investigator, a member of a collapse response team as well as a building official/fire official for three communities in Virginia. He has been involved in the development of codes at the national level as well as the development and management of programs at a local level.


Operations Manager

Thomas G. Mishefske