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City Channel's Council Rewind

Check out our City Channel's original series "Council Rewind," where you'll get the latest run down of the most noteworthy things happening within the Common Council. Access the show, as well as archived video of committee and council meetings, at City Channel's web site.

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Sex Offender Ordinance

Information regarding residency restrictions and loitering regulations for sex offenders can be requested by calling our office at (414)-286-2221 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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LRB and HPC Offices Relocated

While they will remain open for business during the transition, the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) Library and the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) offices will be relocated to Room B-1 on the southern end of the City Hall basement as part of an ongoing foundation construction project.

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Document Services Section Now Overseen by City Clerk

Starting January 1, 2016, the City of Milwaukee Document Services Section will become a branch of the Common Council – City Clerk’s office. Please note, this is only an administrative change, and Document Services will remain in Rooms B1 & B2 of the Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway.



Legislative Reference Bureau

Maintains a municipal government reference library and performs research, legislative drafting and fiscal analysis for the Common Council and other city departments.


Legislative Research Center (Legistar)

Online access to Common Council files, agendas, minutes and meeting videos and information on city boards, commissions and committees.


License Division

Processes applications for over 100 different licenses and permits and assists the Council in its deliberations regarding licensing matters.


Public Information Division

Produces publications, aldermanic newsletters, arranges press briefings and news releases. Maintains web pages for the Common Council and City Clerk's Office and operates City Channel 25.


City Records Center

Provides departments with record storage services, information management, and mail services conforming to USPS mail standards in a timely manner and assists in compliance with local, state, and federal record laws.

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Red Tape Rescue

Set up your Milwaukee business quickly and easily with these Red Tape Rescue resources:

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Contact Us

City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

Hours and Directory

(414) 286-2221


City Clerk

Jim Owczarski


Phone: (414) 286-2998
Fax: (414) 286-3456

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