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In the State of Wisconsin, access to government records is governed by Subchapter II of Chapter 19 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Under this law, each City of Milwaukee department head or elected official is the official custodian of the records of his or her department or office. Requests to examine or obtain copies of specific records should be addressed to that specific individual.  Addresses can be obtained by using the "Directory" link at the top of this web page.

Many original city records or data obtained from city records is available through this city web site. The links below may assist you in locating information that you are trying to find. 

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Agendas & Minutes of City Meetings

Agendas, minutes and other available media documenting past city committee meetings.

Health Records

Health records showing Birth Certificates, Communicable Diseases , Death Certificates Food Establishment Inspection Report , Immunization Records Special Health Reports

Building & Economic Development Records

All records pertaining to any kind of development or business activity in Milwaukee.

Historic Properties

Local and national historic property listings, other historic property reports, and Milwaukee design review district information.

Business License Applications Database

Search for City of Milwaukee license applications within the last year by address.

License Information

License Information showing Extended hours, Alcohol beverages , Home improvements Permits issued and Lobbyists

Business Licenses Issued Database

Search for awarded City of Milwaukee licenses by address.


Links to maps showing aldermanic districts, bicycle trails, crime, fire houses, police districts, neighborhoods and school board districts.

City Archive

Learn about the City of Milwaukee archive at the Milwaukee Public Library and how to use it.

News and Press Releases

City Development, Common Council, Health Department, Mayor, Police Department and Port of Milwaukee news and press release pages.

City Court Records & Rules

Documentation of all City of Milwaukee Municipal Court proceedings and rules.

Personnel Records

Links to information about the City Service Commission, employee benefits, employee training, Fire and Police Commission, labor contracts and personnel forms.

City Records Center

Online home of the Milwaukee City Records Center and City Records Management program.

Property Records

Get access to assessment records , building permits, city property for sale, COMPASS map creator, legal descriptions, pre-made downloadable maps, MapMilwaukee applications, master property records, and much more!

Common Council Records & Rules

Records pertaining to all activities of the Common Council.

Public Records

Search for Milwaukee license applications within the last year by address.

Election Records

Find election results and campaign finance reports here.

Public Safety Records

Access to accident reports, calls for police service data, crime statistics, Fire and Police Commission reports, police reports, police rules and regulations, and sex offender registry.

Financial Records

Links to audit statements, bond issues, city budgets past and present, annual financial reports and other financial reports.

Tax Records

Access search engines showing delinquent taxes, special improvement bonds, tax accounts and tax data.

Common Council City Clerk

 City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM


Hours and Directory

Photo of City of Milwaukee City Clerk Jim Owczarski 

Jim Owczarski
City Clerk


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