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Property Registration 

The City of Milwaukee requires all non-owner occupied residential and all commercial property owners to register ownership contact information with the Department of Neighborhood Services. Property Registration forms can be picked up at 841 N. Broadway, Room 105 or printed via the links below. Please contact Property Registration staff at (414) 286-8569 with any questions or concerns. NOTE: The Property Recording Program changed its name to the Property Registration Program on July 1, 2016.

Effective January 1, 2020:
Certain DNS base fees have increased. All base fees also include a Training & Technology surcharge at the rate of 1.6%. Property Registration new rates are listed in the chart below. (The $75.00 monthly enforcement fee for non-compliance of MCO 200-51.5 also includes the 1.6% surcharge.) New forms reflecting the 2020 fees are available below. 

DNS Form

2019  Base Fee

2020 Base Fee

2020 Fee Total*
(including 1.6% surcharge)

Property Registration Form - If filed within 15 days of transfer of title




Property Registration Form - If filed after 15 days of transfer of title





Forms and Instructions

Property Registration Form Instructions (DNS-8) (DNS-8 en español)

These instructions should be used as a guide to completing the Property Registration Form. (Updated 08/25/2020)

Property Registration Form (DNS-8A) (DNS-8A en español)

This form is used to register ownership contact information as required by MCO 200-51.5. (Updated 08/25/2020)

Additional Properties Form (DNS-8B) (DNS-8B en español)

This form may be used to list multiple properties for the same owner. It must be attached to a Property Registration Form. (Updated 9/2/20)

Property Registration Seller Notification Form (DNS-8D) (DNS-8D en español)

This form is used to notify the department that the property has changed ownership. (Updated 9/2/20)


City of Milwaukee Department of Administration Director Sharon Robinson 

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

 Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Room 105, Milwaukee, WI 53202




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