Certificate to Sell Vehicles on Public Property
No person shall leave any motor vehicle that is for sale on public property without first applying for and receiving a certificate from the Department of Public Works (DPW). Each vehicle that is for sale requires a separate certificate. Applications for certificates must be done in person. Phone or mail orders cannot be accepted. If selling on behalf of a vehicle owner, the applicant must have a properly notarized letter and accompanying title authorizing that person to sell the vehicle.
Applications and inspections of the vehicle must be made in person at the City of Milwaukee Tow Lot:
- Milwaukee Tow Lot
3811 West Lincoln Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53221
Phone: (414) 286-2700
Fax: (414) 286-5093
The fee for the Certificate is $40.00 payable in cash or Visa/Master cards only - checks are not accepted
Permits are valid for a period of six months from the date of issuance
The following documentation must be provided:
- A valid state-issued driver’s license. Persons not having a valid driver’s license must provide a valid passport or valid state-issued identification card
- Proof of ownership requires a valid title. The applicant must be the owner of the vehicle.