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Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign held annually in May to help citizens understand what it takes to create and sustain safe structures. The theme for 2022 is Building Codes in Action. Founded by the International Code Council, this campaign is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide because they understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.

The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of:

  • Modern, regularly-updated building codes
  • Strong and efficient system of code enforcement
  • Well-trained, professional workforce

As part of its participation, the City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services will offer safety tips on Twitter & Facebook @milwaukeeDNS, and provide additional outreach opportunities to the community during the month of May (see schedule below and check back often for updates).

Residents are encouraged to participate in local events to learn more about safety, services and programs provided by the department.

Learn more about Building Safety Month at buildingsafetymonth.org or join the conversation on social media at #BuildingSafety365.

2022 Building Safety Month Events & Info

Building Safety Month: Week One
WEEK ONE: May 1-8

  • Saturday, May 7, - Home Depot - 4155 N. Port Washington Rd. & Home Depot - 150 W. Holt Ave. starting at 9am until supplies last.
    Visit the service counter for a FREE Kids workshop kit plus a free junior inspector activity with a personal certificate
  • FREE DOWNLOAD - 10 IMPORTANT TIPS for green and sustainable building
  • In 2022 The Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) launched a HomeSAFE series. An educational program designed to inform and empower the public on building code and neighborhood issues. Through a combination of in-person and live digital educational presentations, and an online resource library, the Department strives to bring helpful information to Milwaukee’s citizens to keep them safe, healthy and happy.

    Please visit the https://city.milwaukee.gov/HomeSAFE for more information.

Building Safety Month: Week Two
WEEK TWO: May 9-15


Building Safety Month: Week Three
WEEK THREE: May 16-22



WEEK FOUR: May 23-31


City of Milwaukee Department of Administration Director Sharon Robinson 

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

 Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Room 104, Milwaukee, WI 53202

 Lake Tower, 4001 S. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221



International Building Code Council. Building Safety.

Get safety tips on Twitter @milwaukeeDNS. Join the conversation on social media at #BuildingSafety365.


For Kids

Download the activity book and earn your certificate as a Junior Code Official. 

Junior Inspector badge
Kids can get a FREE Junior Building Safety Inspector sticker and activity book by visiting the Service Counter at Home Depot on May 1.

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