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Milwaukee Streetcar - 2015-2017 Triennial DBE Goal

Milwaukee Streetcar - Title VI Complaint Form

Winter in Milwaukee

  Get a text message when a snow emergency has been declared in the City of Milwaukee, or when the "4-inch rule" goes into effect, by signing up for SNOW MOBILE WINTER TEXT ALERTS.  Note:  If you have changed your cell phone service provider (even if you kept your same cell phone number), you must update your SNOW MOBILE account to reflect that change.


NEW FOR WINTER 2014-2015:  Residents in the 5-Day Exception Parking Area can sign up for an alert message for when DPW calls for an overnight snow operation.


Sign up to receive an email message when the City declares a snow emergency or when the "4-inch rule" takes effect.  NEW FOR WINTER 2014-2015:  Residents in the 5-Day Exception Parking Area can sign up for an E-Notify message for when DPW calls an overnight snow operation.

Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedules

           REMINDER: Year-round garbage cart set-out in effect

           General garbage and recycling information  

Self-Help Center Information and Operation Hours


Snow Plowing


Snow & Ice FAQ's


Sidewalk Snow Removal - Update as of Jan. 20, 2015


Report a Pothole through our Online Service Request


Beware! Imposters posing as Milwaukee Water Works employees

For information about construction projects and their impact on local business






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Contact Us

Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway
Room 501
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

414-286-CITY (2489)



Commissioner of Public Works 

Ghassan Korban



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