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Environmental Health and Nuisance Control Sections

The Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) environmental health and nuisance sections deal with situations related to the use of land or a building that may impact the health of neighbors and the community. They deal with inspectional services from Asbestos removal to Zoologicals in pool water. Among the primary services they deal with are nuisance garbage in yards, noise & light pollution, dangerous or nuisance animals, asbestos removal monitoring, pool inspection and licensing for animals.

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Animal Control

Various animal nuisance control programs and licensing information, including New Pit Bull and Rottweiler Rules.

Pest Control

Commercial Pesticide Application Registration, roach, pigeons, rats and stinging insect control

Nuisance Control

Garbage problems, illegally parked vehicles, and nuisance vehicles

Noise Complaints

What citizens can do to stop noise in their neighborhoods.

Noise Variances

How to apply for a noise variance such as at festivals or out-door concerts.

Chronic Nuisance

How DNS and Milwaukee Police Deal with recurring nuisance complaints.


Last update 02/22/2013

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Milwaukee, WI 53202  

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