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Property Registration 

NOTE: The Property Recording Program changed its name to Property Registration Program on July 1, 2016.  The City of Milwaukee requires all non-owner occupied residential and all commercial property owners to record ownership information with the Department of Neighborhood Services. This information is critical for the timely contact in the event of an emergency and speedy resolution of complaints.

Applications can be picked up at the downtown office or printed via the links below. Be sure to follow the directions and read the complete instructions and application before you call for help. Familiarity with the form will help you avoid mistakes and spend less time filling it out. 

As a result of Wisconsin Act 176, which became effective March 2, 2016, we are required to make changes to our Property Registration Program.  We are in the process of revising our forms to be in compliance with the new state law. We will continue to add revised forms as they become available. The new ordinance can be found here. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

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Property Recording Application (DNS-8A) with REVISED INSTRUCTIONS

This form contains the revised instructions for completing the existing Property Recording Application (DNS-8A). This form should be used until the revised application is available.

Additional Properties Form (DNS-8B)

This form may be used to list multiple properties for the same owner. It must be attached to a Property Registration or Resignation Form.

Addtional Owners Form (DNS-8C)

This form may be used to provide owner information for multiple owners of the same property.

Contact Resignation Form (DNS-8E)

This form is used to notify the department that you are no longer the contact for one or more properties.

Property Registration Seller Notification Form (DNS-8D)

This form is used to notify the department that the property has changed ownership.


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Property Registration
841 N. Broadway
Room 105
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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Property Registration Supervisor

Lakisha Bridges

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