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City Records Center

The City Records Center provides records and information management consultation and service to City Department, while also assisting the Milwaukee community with their research and information needs for high-value City archival records.

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6/16/21: Online Application temporarily disabled

Thank you to all applicants who have submit building plans via the DocuSign application! We have run into some communications hiccups with applications submitted through the website, so until further notice if you wish to view plans you should email with your requests, call, or come into City Records to ensure a prompt response. Email and phone customers will still be sent links to a fillable application in a controlled environment. Thank you for your patience as we work out the wrinkles with this new process.


5/6/21: New Online Structure Application

Customers may now utilize Docusign to complete and sign the structure application form directly, without needing to fill out the form in a word processing program or print and send. Complete the form fields provided, electronically sign, and hit "Finish"; your application will be forwarded to CRC staff, who will reach out directly if they need additional information or to let you know if/when plans are available. Please fill out one form per property address requested. The form will also be made available in Word Document form through at least June 2021.

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Archives at CRC

Information on Archival records maintained at City Records and available for public access.

Building Plans/Tax Rolls

Access to Historic Tax Rolls (Personal Property/Real Estate) and City-inspected Building Plans.

City Records Management

Links to forms, global schedules, records coordinator listings, and guidance on management of City records.

Digitization Services

Information about CRC's scanning and indexing services and instructions for using the City's Electronic Document Management System (E-Vault).

Mail Services

Hours and information for the City Mailroom.

Records Center Services

Inactive Records Storage, Reference, Retrieval, and Destruction Services for City Departments.

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City Records Center
Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, Rm. B-1
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

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 Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Document Services Manager

Brad Houston


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