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Public Records

In the State of Wisconsin, access to government records is governed by Subchapter II of Chapter 19 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Under this law, each City of Milwaukee department head or elected official is the official custodian of the records of his or her department or office. Requests to examine or obtain copies of specific records should be addressed to that specific individual. Addresses can be obtained by using the Departments link at the top of this web page.

Many original city records or data obtained from city records is available through this city web site. The links below may assist you in locating information that you are trying to find. 


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Agendas & Minutes of City Meetings

Agendas, minutes and other available media documenting past city committee meetings.


Building & Economic Development Records

All records pertaining to any kind of development or business activity in Milwaukee.


License Information

License Information showing Extended hours, Alcohol beverages , Home improvements Permits issued and Lobbyists



Maps showing Districts, Bike maps, Compass Crime Maps ,Fires map Milwaukee parks , Malls police districts, Residential neighborhoods school boards and free wifi


News Releases

News releases showing City Development, Common Council, Health Departments ,Mayor Neighborhood Services, Police Department and the Port of Milwaukee


Personnel Records

Personnel Records showing City Service, Employee benefits, Employee training, Fire and Police Health plans, Labor Contracts Personal Forms and Visual Organization


City Court Records & Rules

Documentation of all City of Milwaukee Municipal Court proceedings and rules.


Common Council Records & Rules

Records pertaining to all activities of the Common Council.


Property Records

Assessment Records showing , Building Permits City Property for Sale, COMPASS Legal Descriptions, Maps (Downloadable) ,Map of Milwaukee , Master Property Record, My Milwaukee Home , Neighborhood Services Department records (ownership/permits/violations) and Real Estate Sales


Election Records

Find election results and campaign finance reports here.


Public Safety Records

Public Safety Records showing , Accident Report , Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force , Reports Maps Calls for Police Service Crime Statistics, Fire and Police Commission Reports, Police Bulletins Police Reports, Police Rules and Regulations, and Registered Sex Offenders


Financial Records

Financial records showing audit statements Bond issues city budget comprehensive annual final reports and other financial reports


Tax Records

Tax Records showing Delinquent Taxes ,Special Improvement , Tax Account and Tax Data


Health Records

Health records showing Birth Certificates, Communicable Diseases , Death Certificates Food Establishment Inspection Report , Immunization Records Special Health Reports


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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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