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Development Center

ePermits closed on Friday Sept. 30th at 4:00p.m.

Land Management System (LMS) - NEW!

We are pleased to offer the City of Milwaukee Land Management System (LMS)

LMS provides citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use LMS to review the status and/or schedule inspections online, upload drawings and plans electronically, pay online after all regulatory or reviews have been met, and more.


  • Electrical and Plumbing Fee Changes for 2015 Click here to view.
  • Exceptions to DNS Permit Requirements Click here to view this ordinance change.

Building in the City of Milwaukee

The City of Milwaukee adopts the the State of Wisconsin Building Code for Residential and Commercial Structures. A copy of this code is available electronically on the Wisconsin Department of Saftey and Professional Services (DSPS) website.

Click Here for State of Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code for one and two family homes.
Click here for State of Wisconsin Administrative Code for Commercial Structures. 

Are you applying for building permits? You need to be aware of charges from the Assessor. Information on the Property Record Maintenance Charge.

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. Our hours are 8:00 a.m. thru 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

All appeal matters relating to the zoning code are handled by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Commercial Building Plan Reviews By Year

2014    2015     2016 to June 1, 2016

Contact Us!

Still not sure if what you are proposing requires a permit or unsure as to what your plan review process entails?  Contact us today!  To reach the Development Center call (414) 286-8211 or feel free to email us at Before you call, you can learn more about the Development Center's voice messaging system.

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Last Update 09/26/16

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809 N Broadway
First Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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