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Phone Messaging System

Telephone information

The Milwaukee Development Center uses a voice messaging system to channel phone calls. Callers may dial (414) 286-8211 and select from a variety of choices to get the information they need.

When you dial (414) 286-8211...

Press 3 - for a recorded message on office hours, the Development Center's fax number, and our web site.

Press 4 - to record a voice mail message to order permit applications.

Press 5 - to speak to a staff person during regular business hours.

Press 6 - La información en el español.

If you press 5: You'll be asked to listen to several options so you are transferred to the staff person best equipped to help you. You'll be given these choices:

Press 3 - to be connected to the property information staff. This staff can tell you if we have a survey on file for your property, explain how to do property research with city records, and answer questions about house number assignment.

Press 4 - to be connected to the technical team. This team can assist you with permits for work in the public way driveway approaches, dumpsters, water service, and plumbing.

Press 5 - to be connected to the plan examination staff. This staff can provide brief answers to questions regarding building permits, zoning, plan submission requirements, and plan examination appointments.

Press 6 - to leave a message for our occupancy specialist. The specialist can provide information about the status of your application for a certificate of occupancy.