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The City of Milwaukee’s Chronic Nuisance Property Code 80-10-2 was passed in early 2001 to address the negative of this issue on the community. Chronic Nuisance aggravates and pushes away law abiding residences, discourages the reinvestment in the community, and utilizes a lot of police and other City services.
Once the nuisance letter is sent, the property owner is given a 45-day opportunity to subside the nuisance activity. If the nuisance activity continues, a second opportunity is given to the owner to subside the nuisance activity. Continued problems will generate a charging letter, which lead to charges and or POSSIBLE citations to the owner for $3,211.00.
The Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) offers free classes to train landlords the elementary ways to keep illegal activities out of their property. The classes are held year-round at various locations and times. To gather further information, please visit DNS Landlord Training Program website.
It is recommended that landlords do background checks on tenants prior to forming a lease. A couple helpful sites to assist with conducting a background check:
Captain Heather Wurth
245 W. Lincoln Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Emergency - 911
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District numbers (414 area code)
District Two 935-7222
Captain Alex Ramirez 935-7220
Lieutenant's Office 935-7221
Sergeant's Office 935-7227
Community Liaison Office 935-7228
Don't know who else to contact? Your Community Liaison Officers may be able to help you help yourself. Your Community Liaison Officers can help you start a Block Watch program, or deal with a long standing nuisance issue in your neighborhood.
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