The Development Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
**IMPROVED SERVICE HOURS**
Walkin services for simple permits such as Fences, Garages, and Certificates of Occupancy, etc. as well as brief zoning consultations are now available:
Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Building and Zoning Code inquiries:
Telephone: (414) 286-8210
Permits are available online for licensed electrical, plumbing and HVAC contractors on the ePermits website.
Are you applying for building permits? You need to be aware of charges from the Assessor. Information on the Property Record Maintenance Charge
The Milwaukee Development Center is the single source of contact for people and businesses needing permits to construct or remodel buildings in the city of Milwaukee. Development Center staff review building plans to ensure they comply with the Milwaukee building code, State of Wisconsin building code, and the City of Milwaukee zoning code. Staff also issue building permits, including permits to occupy the public way.
The Development Center is located at 809 N. Broadway, first floor. Parking is available at meter rates in the Milwaukee Center parking structure; the entrance is located on Kilbourn Avenue just west of Water Street.
To reach the Development Center, email DevelopmentCenterInfo@milwaukee.gov or call (414) 286-8211. Before you call, you can learn more about the Development Center's voice messaging system.
All appeals of matters relating to the zoning code are handled by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Last Update 3/20/13
Effective January 1st, 2013:
Certain DNS fees will increase & many of the fees will also include a 1.4% Training & Technology surcharge.
Last update 12/27/2012
1st Floor, 809 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Planning and permits
City of Milwaukee
Office of Mayor Tom Barrett
Board of Zoning Appeals
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