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 Welcome to the Department of nieghborhood services Electrical/Elevator section web page. Electrical inspectors check the installation and modification of a building's electrical facilities. This includes, but not limited to all wiring and equipment associated to power, lighting, control, communication and life safety systems for all buildings.

The City of Milwaukee adopts by reference in the Building and Zoning Code Vol II Chapter 222 the State of Wisconsin Electrical Code Chapter SPS 316. The State code adopts by reference The National Electrical code NFPA 70. The above noted codes can be found in most libraries reference section. Currently, the state has adopted the 2011 National Electrical code. Please check with your district inspector regarding your installation.

Click here for Chapter 222 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances
Click here for State of Wisconsin Administrative Electrical Code
Click here for NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)


The City of Milwaukee requires a full witness test for new fire alarm systems and alterations. Two DNS trades inspectors will need to be contacted and a test coordinated with both. The

following document is a guide to conducting a sucessful witness test:

Guide to a sucessfull fire alarm test


The following are the current district assignments, please click the "who is my Inspector" link at the bottom of this page to see a current map detailing district assignments:




Robert Radmer          414-286-2522

District 1 :

Dave Allessi               414-286-2527

District 2 :    

Jacob VanRuden         414-286-2523

District 3:

Jon Matthews            414-286-2525

District 4:

Matt Wojcik                414-286-2528

District 5 (Downtown):

Joseph Glorioso          414-286-2531

District 5 (Downtown):

John  Blask                414-286-5819

District 6:

Vacant                       414-286-2532

District 7:

Ben Peters                  414-286-3278

District 8:

Kevin Blanco               414-286-2526

District 9:

Pam Thiessenhusen     414-286-2530

General :


Who Is my Inspector?

Do I need A Permit?

How do I get a permit ?

Search for permit information and inspection results





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Electrical & Elevator Section
841 N. Broadway
10th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202