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Lunch & Learn Summer Series

Geared toward emerging developers, these sessions aim to provide a better understanding of the permitting process and explore development opportunities and challenges.

 

Join us and RSVP today!

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Resources for homeowners

The Department of Neighborhood Services is here to help make sure that your project is done right the first time. DNS inspects your permitted project to ensure the safety of your home, save you money and catch any issues early on.

 

Read more about home updates that do not require a permit and link to other helpful resources you can use.

 

Deconstruction Ordinance

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Enforcement of the deconstruction of one- to 4-unit residential structures will be stayed until March 1, 2020.


Call 286-CITY to report illegal dumping. 

Stop Illegal Dumping

Report It Get Rewarded!


 

Don't let illegal dumping ruin your neighborhood.

 

Report it and you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


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About Us

Through the enforcement of Building, Zoning, Fire, Environmental, Property Maintenance and other ordinances, DNS protects the value of investments in neighborhoods and commercial properties and supports community goals of building safe and healthy neighborhoods and increasing investment and economic vitality throughout the City.

 
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Permit & Development Center

The City of Milwaukee adopts the the State of Wisconsin Building Code for Residential and Commercial Structures. The Permit & Development Center is located at 809 N. Broadway, first floor. Our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tuesday hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon. 

     
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Inspections & Sections

If you require an inspector to make an inspection related to a permit or a complaint investigation, you will need to make an appointment. Click on your preferred section below to see a list of inspections conducted and who to call. 

 
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Programs

The Department of Neighborhood Services offers a variety of programs to assist homeowners, renters, landlords and community groups to improve both properties and neighborhoods.

     
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Property & Neighborhood Information

DNS and the City of Milwaukee offer a variety of resources, incentives and information to help residents research or improve their properties.

 
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Initiatives

The Department of Neighborhood Services aims to bring about positive change in the city of Milwaukee. The following are current initiatives put forth by DNS.

     
     
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841 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
First Floor
414-286-2268

Lake Tower
4001 S 6th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53221
414-286-2268

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Commissioner Tom Mishefske  

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Thomas Mishefske

Phone: (414) 286-2544
Fax: (414) 286-5095

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Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower !Class is at-capacity no more preregistration!

07-10-20199:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson/Lake Tower, 4001 S 6th St, 3rd floor

Landlord Training Program, Mitchell Street Library, 1 of 2

07-23-20195:00 PM  - 7:30 PMMitchell Street Library (Tuesday), Community Room, 906 W Historic Mitchell Street

Landlord Training Program, Mitchell Street Library, 2 of 2

07-24-20195:00 PM  - 7:30 PMMitchell Street Library (Wednesday), 906 W Historic Mitchell St in the Community Room

Landlord Training Program, Atkinson Library (Part 1 of 2)

08-06-20195:00 PM  - 7:30 PMAtkinson Library-Community Room (Tuesday), 1960 W Atkinson Av

Landlord Training Program, Atkinson Library (Part 2 of 2)

08-07-20195:00 PM  - 7:30 PMAtkinson Library-Community Room (Wednesday), 1960 W Atkinson Av

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower

08-17-20199:00 AM  - 3:00 PMLake Tower-3rd Floor, (Saturday) 4001 S 6th Street

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower-3rd Floor

09-07-20199:00 AM  - 3:00 PMLake Tower-3rd Floor (Saturday), 4001 S 6th St

Landlord Training Program, Tippecanoe Library

09-10-20191:30 PM  - 7:30 PMTippecanoe Library, Community Room, 3912 S. Howell Av

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower

09-25-20199:00 AM  - 3:00 PMLake Tower-3rd Floor (Wednesday), 4001 S 6th St

Landlord Training Program, Villard Square Library

10-07-20191:30 PM  - 7:30 PMVillard Square Library-Community Room (Monday), 5190 N 35th St

Licensed Premises Pivot Program #19

10-29-20199:00 AM  - 11:00 AMWater Tower Building 4001 S. 6th Street (3rd Floor)