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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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News and Updates

Effective 8/31/20, City Records is again open to the public, subject to mask and social distancing requirements. Customers are still encouraged to submit and receive requests via phone or email; members of the public looking for building plans are encouraged to download and complete the Secure Structure Application and include it, along with a scan of a photo ID, as attachments to their request email. Customers are encouraged to submit payment in check form when possible.


7/10/20 New Payroll Global Schedule

At the June meeting of the Wisconsin Public Records Board, global schedules for commonly-used and maintained Payroll Records was approved for the City of Milwaukee. Starting with these schedules, departments will be automatically opted in to Global schedules, and existing departmental schedules for these records will be superseded barring requests for exceptions. Records Coordinators and other interested payroll personnel should familiarize themselves with the new retention requirements described in this document at the link above.


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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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