Property Tax Exemptions
Property tax exemptions are governed by Wisconsin state law, and for properties in the City of Milwaukee, are determined by the City Assessor. Get property tax exemption information, general information from the Assessor’s Office.
Please be aware of the property tax exemption request form (State of WI form PR-230) (the initial application for tax exemption that must be tendered to the City of Milwaukee Assessor’s Office by March 1); and, if an exemption is granted, please be aware of the property tax exemption report, required to be filed every two years in even numbered years, to retain your tax exemption (form PC-220). The link provided to the Assessor’s Office also features a section called “Tax Exemption Resources” which may answer any questions you have regarding this subject.
Helps tenants with eviction issues, utility bill issues, rent assistance issues. 414-449-4777, offices at 728 N. James Lovell Street.
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Provides free legal services to low-incomer persons. 855-947-2529, offices at 633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 2000.
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
Provides free legal assistance to needy Milwaukee County residents. 414-727-5300, offices at 728 N. James Lovell Street.
Social Development Commission
Provides rent assistance, emergency food pantry, and human service programs to low-income persons. 414-906-2700, offices at 1730 W. North Ave.
The Milwaukee Rental Resource Center
Helps tenants and landlords with housing challenges. 414-895-7368, offices at 728 N. James Lovell Street.
State of Wisconsin, Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Publishes the “Guide for Landlords and Tenants” available at the DATCP website, which explains landlord and tenant rights and duties.
City of Milwaukee Rental Housing Resources Center
Provides information for landlords and tenants.
Take Root Milwaukee
Provides services to help persons buy, keep, and maintain a home. 414-921-4149.
Housing Resources, Inc.
Provides support services to homeowners and home-buyers, including home-buyer classes, grants, mortgage assistance, and counseling services. 414-461-6330.
City of Milwaukee Loan Programs and Assistance
This site describes programs the City of Milwaukee offers to help homeowners and home-buyers, including: Compliance Loan Program (help fixing code violations); $20,000 Homebuyer Assistance Program; $20,000 STRONG Homes Loan Program; Me2 Milwaukee Energy Efficiency Program; and Rental Rehab Program. 414-286-2567.
The State of Wisconsin, Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Consumer protection hotline 800-422-7128, [email protected]
State of Wisconsin, Office of Commissioner of Insurance
Provides information on homeowner/renter insurance, health insurance, vehicle/auto insurance, disaster insurance, business insurance, Medicare insurance, life insurance and annuities, and farm insurance.
State of Wisconsin Life Insurance ($10,000 for Wisconsin residents. )
State of Wisconsin, Office of Commissioner of Insurance, 608-266-0107 or 800-562-5558, or [email protected]
The State Bar of Wisconsin (www.wisbar.org) provides a Lawyer Referral & Information Service to help with hiring a lawyer,
The State Bar website also provides access to the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine for law-related articles.
The State Bar may be reached at [email protected], 800-728-7788 and 608-257-3838.
The Milwaukee Bar Association (www.mkebar.org) provides information on hiring a lawyer and links to “Legal Advice Clinics”
The MBA may be reached at 414-274-6760.