Permit & Development
The Land Management System (LMS) provides citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use LMS to schedule inspections online (NEW!), review status updates, upload drawings and plans electronically, pay online after all regulatory or reviews have been met, and more.
LMS Resources and Info:
NEW! QLess Online Check-In allows users to check in for service at the Permit & Development Center to avoid waiting in line. Enter your name, mobile phone number and desired services to check in. You will then receive a text alert with the estimated service time. Follow the prompts to receive status updates (S), to leave the queue (L), to request more time (M), or to get help (H).
QLess Resources and Info:
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Building in the City of Milwaukee
The City of Milwaukee adopts the the State of Wisconsin Building Code for Residential and Commercial Structures. A copy of this code is available electronically on the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) website.
Applying for building permits?
Please be aware of charges from the Assessor. Information on the Property Record Maintenance Charge.
The Development Center is located at 809 N. Broadway, first floor. Parking is available at meter rates in the Milwaukee Center parking structure; the entrance is located on Kilbourn Avenue just west of Water Street. Our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tuesday hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon.
All appeal matters relating to the zoning code are handled by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Commercial Building Plan Reviews By Year
2014 2015 2016 to June 1, 2016