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Landlord Training Program

Landlord Training Program

The award-winning Landlord Training Program operates out of the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) downtown location. Its goal is to teach landlords fundamental ways to keep illegal activity out of their property, and how to manage it if/when nuisance activity does appear. Considerable focus is also applied to operating according to the codes, laws and government directives that apply to rental properties as well as tried-and-true practices aimed at minimizing conflict and damage in area neighborhoods. This program was a runner-up for the Ford Foundation Harvard Kennedy School of Government Awards program, and a 1996 winner of the Innovations In Government award sponsored by the City of Milwaukee Mayor and Common Council.

The classes are FREE, and held on a regular basis throughout the year at various locations to include local libraries. They are also held on evenings and weekends to accommodate virtually anyone's schedule. The classes are generally either one (1) five-hour session in one day, or two (2) 2.5-hour sessions over two evenings. Attendees get a free 100-page comprehensive manual, and handouts on a variety of legal and business issues related to managing property. Each class also includes professional guest speakers ranging from Court Commissioners and City Attorneys to towing companies and pest control.


To Register for an Upcoming Landlord Training Class:

*Please note: sign-up closes the day before the class, but you may be able to attend as a walk-in--if room and materials allow--the day of the class itself. (Walk-ins will be accepted in the order they sign-in the day of the training.) p.s. Bringing note-taking materials is a good idea.

1) Please INCLUDE ALL of the following information in your email: name, complete address + ZIP, email address, telephone number, and the date(s) of the class you prefer for EVERY person interested, and please email to the address below:  (* Failure to include all this information will not secure your spot in the class)

2) or call (414) 286-2954, and include all the information asked for above. 


Apartment Life: A Student Guide (DNS-100)

Use this guide for helpful suggestions about apartment life.



Bedbug Brochure (DNS-311)

Tips for property owners and tenants to deal with bedbugs.


Contact Brochure for Property Owners (DNS-105)

Contacts for Milwaukee building and property owners.

Contactos Para Propietarios de Propiedades - (Spanish DNS-105S)

Contactos para Milwaukee propietarios de edificios y propiedades.


Handrail Sizes and Shapes

Use this document to install the required sizes and shapes for handrails.





Nuisance Noise Brochure (DNS-120)



Pitbull and Rottweiler Brochure (DNS-360)

This is the brochure for owners of Rottweilers and Pit-bulls. It covers ownership and handler information as well as kenneling requirements and licensing.

Pitbull y Rottweiler Brochure (DNS-360S)

Requisitos de la ordenanzade la cuidad de Milwaukee para los pitbull y rottweiler, correas y licencias, la cerca o jaula, distancia de la vía pública.



Rat Brochure (DNS-303)

Rat and rodent problems are handled by DNS. This is the process for getting rid of them.




So You Want to Be a Landlord (DNS-119)

A summary of city regulations that every new rental property owner needs to know.



Tenant Responsibility Guide (DNS-110)

Things a tenant must know about their responsibility.




The Landlord Training Program is paid for by Community Development Block Grant Funds.

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Contact Us

Department of Neighborhood Services
Landlord Training Program (LLTP)
841 N. Broadway,
Room 105
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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Landlord Training-MLK Library, Tuesday (at-capacity, preregistration closed)

01-28-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMMartin Luther King Library, Community Room, 310 W Locust St. There is street parking, and in the library lot.

DNS Housing Resource Fair / Feria de recursos de vivienda

01-30-20205:00 PM  - 7:30 PMKosciuszko Community Center, 2201 S. 7th Street

Landlord Training-Mitchell Street Library, Saturday (At Capacity, no more preregistration)

02-08-202010:30 AM  - 4:30 PMMitchell Street Library-Community Room, 906 W Historic Mitchell St.

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower, Wednesday

02-19-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Lake Tower, 4001 S 6th Street-3rd Floor, take elevator or stairs. Parking available on the street and in the lots east of 6th Street.

Landlord Training-Lake Tower, Tuesday

03-10-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Lake Tower, 4001 S 6th St-3rd Floor Conference Room. There is parking on the street and in the lots east of 6th Street (as it is a workday, there is minimal parking in the tower lot).

Landlord Training-Washington Park Library, Wednesday

03-18-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMWashington Park Library in the Finney Community Room (2nd Floor). There is parking in the library lot, and on the street.

Landlord Training-Lake Tower, Saturday

03-28-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Lake Tower-3rd-floor Conference Room. As it is Saturday, here is ample parking all-around-the-building, on the street, and in the lots east of 6th St.

Landlord Training-Mitchell Street Library, Community Room, Monday

04-06-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMMitchell Street Library, Community Room, 906 W Historic Mitchell Street. There is parking on the street and in the parking lot north of the library.


For additional information, check out the helpful links below: