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DNS Info Sheets - Resource Page

Below is a list of information sheets that are available for download below and at the Permit & Development Center.






Accessibility analysis (info on ADA requirements)   Land Division or Combinations: certified survey map, application for certified survey map, subdivision creating 5+ parcels, application for subdivision creating 5+ parcels (handled by DCD)
Accessibility analysis/disproportionality worksheet  
Adult Family Homes (AFHs)   Lead hazard reduction project permits
Affidavit for zoning change   License, requirement for home improvement contractors (handled by License Div.)
Air or subterranean space lease petition   Licensed contractor search, WI DSPS
Alleys and streets, application for vacation (handled by DCD)   Licensed home improvement contractors
Alleys and streets, vacating (handled by DCD)   Licenses - businesses requiring a City license
Alterations, attic    
Alterations, basement    
Alteration, commercial    
Alteration, residential    
Architect involvement in your project    
Asbestos project permits    
Asbestos project permit application    
Asbestos project worksheet  


Attic alterations or conversions  
Automatic fire extinguishing system   Masonry building cleaning  
    Masonry building cleaning permit application
    Masonry building cleaning worksheet
    Moving a building




Banner (vertical) display permit (handled by DPW)   Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone (handled by DCD)
Basement alterations or conversions   Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone application to deviate form (handled by DCD)
Block party information (handled by DPW)   Noise, temporary variance permit
Board of Zoning Appeals administrative information   Noise, temporary variance permit application
Board of Zoning Appeals denial letter    
Board of Zoning Appeals overview    
Boiler, furnace, AC/refrigeration, power Piping  


Building, moving  
Building code analysis form -- alterations   Occupancy certificate
Building permit checklist   Occupancy certificate, denial of - what happens next?
Building permit renewal   Occupancy inspections
    Occupying a building before it passes inspections
    Out-of-program agreements


  Ownership change - residential properties
Cautionary statement for home owners pulling permits    
Certificate of appropriateness application (handled by HPC)    
Certificate of compliance  

P - Q

Certificate of supervision form  
Certification of footings   Parking lot inquiry form
Certified survey map (handled by DCD)   Parking lots - new and additions
Certified survey map application (handled by DCD)   Parking meter hood request
City Plan Commission   Permit fees
Cleaning permits for exterior masonry   Plan examination application
Commercial buildings - alterations   Plan examination fees
Commercial buildings - new construction and additions   Planned development, minor modification (handled by DCD)
Commercial buildings - new construction and additions   Planned development, minor modification application (handled by DCD)
Community Garden Permit Applications   Planned development project description and owner's statement of intent (handled by DCD)
Community living arrangements (CLAs)   Planned development submittal checklist: detailed plan development (handled by DCD)
Conditional Certificate of Occupancy before discretionary approval is obtained   Planned development submittal checklist: general plan development (handled by DCD)
Conditional Certificate of Occupancy request   Plumbing permit affidavit-homeowner
Conditional permits before discretionary approval is obtained   Plumbing plan examination application
Conditional permit request   Plumbing plan examination fees
Contractors, license information (DSPS)   Plumbing plan review
Contractors, home improvement, licensed   Porches
Contractors, home improvement, license requirement   PreDevelopment conferences
Conversions, attic   Preliminary plan reviews
Conversions, basement   Property record maintenance charge
Conversion, duplex to single-family   Property research resources
Credit card authorization form   Public way fees
    Public way occupancy
    Public way permit application




Day care centers -- building code requirements   Ramps
Day care homes, family     Redevelopment District (RED) - variance application
Decks   Remodeling projects - one and two family homes
Deed restriction    Renewing a building permit
Demolition application   Residential, alteration
Denial letter, Board of Zoning Appeals    Residential care centers (community living arrangements)
Denial of occupancy certificate - what happens next?    Residential rebuild provisions
Design professional involvement     Riverwalk projects
Detailed plan development submittal checklist (handled by DCD)   Riverwalk site plan review overlay districts (handled by DCD)
Development incentive zones (handled by DCD)   Roofs, draining
Development incentive zone application (handled by DCD)    

Draining roofs and yards
  See also: Milwaukee Downspout Disconnection Program

Dumpsters in the public way     
Duplex conversion to single-family home    


    Schools - building code requirements


  Sewer release form
Electrical Contractor License Revision Form   Sidewalk cafes
Erosion control certification   Signs
Erosion control check sheet     Signs, storefront
Erosion control for home builders    Site plan review overlay district application
Erosion control during construction    Skywalks
Existing building code analysis form    Solar - Commercial Solar Permit Process
    Solar - Guide to Successful Solar Electrical Inspection
    Solar - Historic Preservation Certificate of Appropriateness Solar Checklist
    Solar - Residential Solar Permit Process (1 & 2 Family)
    Solar - Solar Permit Worksheet (1 & 2 Family)


  Special privileges
  Spray booth
Family day care homes    Sprinkler systems
Family day care homes analysis form     Standards and Appeals Commission
Fence requirements -- residential     Stairs - 1 & 2 family homes
Fence permit application    Statement of home occupation
Festival permit information     Storefront signage
Fire extinguishing system, automatic    Storm water management plans
  See also: Milwaukee Downspout Disconnection Program
Fire protection plan examination application   Streets and alleys, application for vacation (handled by DCD)
Fire sprinkler plan review     Streets and alleys, vacating (handled by DCD)
Flood plain information   Subdivision plats (handled by DCD)
Footing and foundation permits   Subterranean or air space lease petition
Footings, certification of     Survey of property
    Swimming pool - private




Garage -- 1 and 2 family homes   Temporary event information
Gas Piping Permit Application   Temporary noise variance permit
Gas Piping Plan Exam Application   Temporary noise variance permit application
Gas Piping Plan Exam Infosheet   Transmission towers
General plan development submittal checklist (handled by DCD)   Tunnels
Group homes & group foster homes (community living arrangements)    




Historic building occupancy   Urban design principles
Historic district designation application   Utility vaults
Historic Preservation Commission    
Historic property -- certificate of appropriateness    
Historic property -- certificate of appropriateness application form  


Historic site or structure designation application and instructions  
Home improvement contractors license   Vacating streets and alleys (handled by DCD)
Home improvement contractors licensed by the City   Vacating streets and alleys application (handled by DCD)
Home occupation statement application    
Homes -- new construction and additions    
House numbers and address assignment  

W - Y

HVAC permit fee schedule
HVAC plan review   Water connection permits
Hydrant permit charges effective Dec 15, 2014   Water: hydrant, bulk water and connection permit charges effective Dec 15th, 2014
    Water: hydrant, bulk water and connection permit charges effective Dec 15th, 2015
    Work in the public way
    Water service application




International Building Code worksheets   Zoning Change: Zoning change affidavit, Zoning change application (handled by DCD)
    Zoning ordinance


Kitchen ventilation system, commercial    


Last Update 10/11/2019

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