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Environmental Inspection Section

The Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) Environmental Section deals with many topics including, but not limited to, asbestos removal, noise & light pollution, and swimming pool inspections. If you want to make a service request or a complaint regarding one of the issues below, please call the DNS Complaint Intake line at (414) 286-2268. A DNS employee will take the information and keep the complainant's name confidential.  

For all complaints, please include the name, address, and phone number of the complainant along with a description of the violation and address of the location where the violation is occurring. 

High Hazard Occupancy Fire Inspections
Existing buildings are inspected for compliance with fire codes and building safety codes and require fire prevention permits.

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Information about asbestos, removal, and permits.

Campgrounds, Hotels, Rooming Houses and Manufactured Home Park Communities

Information about campgrounds, hotels, motels, rooming houses and manufactured home park community licenses.

Dry Cleaning

Information about dry cleaning establishments and permits.


Information about laundromat permits and complaints.


Information about nuisance light and how to file a complaint.

Litter and/or Improper Disposal

Information about litter on commercial and vacant lots, as well as information about improper disposal or storage of fluids.


Information about masonry permits.

Outdoor Noise

Information about noise complaints and noise variance applications.


Information about backyard pools and public swimming pools.

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Who's My Inspector

Information about Environmental Districts and Inspectors

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Contact Us

Environmental Inspection
841 N. Broadway
Room 105
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

(414) 286-3280