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Here you will find information about the permitting process including who is required to get a permit and how to go about requesting one online. This information applies to any work performed within the City of Milwaukee.
Please visit the state of Wisconsin website for information about the permitting process outside of Milwaukee city limits.
In 1978, the federal government banned the use of lead based paint for consumers. Lead from paint, which degrades into lead contaminated dust remains one of the most common sources of lead poisoning. Containment measures should always be used while working with lead based paint. Home interiors can become contaminated with lead based paint dust as it tends to fall to areas where children are most likely to play within the home. Home exterior areas can become contaminated as lead based paint sheds from siding and other exterior components and falls to the soil below. More information is available on our website or you can visit the State of Wisconsin website.
Note- if you are a landlord and doing work on your own properties please check the State’s website to determine if you need to get a permit as you would not need one from the City of Milwaukee.
The following 3 licenses are required for all permit types
Please note that all the above licenses must be registered to the same person. If they do not belong to the same person you will need to request and complete a sign off sheet from our program before you can be issued a permit.
There are 3 basic types of permits to select from. Please request the one that is appropriate:
Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building
841 North Broadway, 3rd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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