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Explore the Housing Help tool to find housing resources you can use if you're a homebuyer, homeowner or investor.
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. Learn more about home updates that do not require a permit and link to helpful resources, energy programs and incentive programs you can use to rehab your property.
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Rent for Success is a 3-hour tenant training program designed to educate and empower renters.
Check the schedule for sessions held at Milwaukee Public Library branches or book a private session for your group.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Neighborhood Services offers a variety of programs to assist homeowners, renters, landlords and community groups to improve both properties and neighborhoods.
DNS and the City of Milwaukee offer a variety of resources, incentives and information to help residents research or improve their properties.
841 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
4001 S 6th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Phone: (414) 286-2543
Fax: (414) 286-5095
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