Permit & Development
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 the Permit & Development Center will be closing Tuesday afternoon Plan Exam and Tech. Team Walk-in Services to customers starting at noon. This closure on Tuesday afternoons will continue throughout 2019. Our phone lines, reception desk, and business concierge will still be available to assist customers. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.
Land Management System (LMS)
The LMS provides citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use LMS to review the status, upload drawings and plans electronically, pay online after all regulatory or reviews have been met, and more.
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