Plan Review

Plan Review

The Village of West Milwaukee is pleased to announce that we have been approved as the delegated authority from the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services, Division of Industry Services as building, HVAC, fire and components, and commercial plumbing code enforcement authority for commercial buildings.  This will substantially reduce the review time for plan approval.   An application can be completed and submitted with electronic plans and the appropriate fee.  You can contact Kati at Safebuilt at 262-955-3014 or with additional questions.

Application for Review – Buildings, HVAC, Fire, and Components

Application for General Plumbing Plan Review

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Consumer Pages

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Consumer Pages

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)  has launched an exciting consumer outreach initiative that prospective homebuyers can utilize as they pursue homeownership in West Milwaukee. The newly re-designed Consumer Pages are available for anyone who wants to learn about obtaining a WHEDA loan, WHEDA down payment assistance, or WHEDA mortgage credit certificates.  On these pages, you can find:

Link to WHEDA’s new consumer pages:

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information


Milwaukee County and its partners are working with Community Health Centers to ensure those who need COVID-19 tests can get them. Each site listed below may have different requirements. Some sites may ask you to stay in your car. Other sites will screen you before you come indoors. Many sites will require an appointment before you arrive in order to ensure they’ve collected your contact and insurance information.

Testing site information changes frequently. Please click here for up-to-date testing locations. For the most up-to-date information about each testing site, contact the location directly

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine 

Other Helpful Links:

Guidance for COVID

safe opening LTC

Safe Practices Table

Mask Mandate Extended 1/15/2021

COVID-19 At Home Collection Kit 

Business Safety Plans

COVID Safety Placard West Milwaukee

We’re All In Update 

Business Phase B

Community Communication

What is COVID?

Emergency Order #3

Milwaukee Community Testing Site Updates

We’re All In Phase 2

Gov. Evers Invests Additional $100 Million in Wisconsin Small Businesses and Economic Stabilization

Gov. Evers Directs Department of Health Services to Limit Indoor Public Gatherings

Worldwide COVID-19 Map

Face Mask Information CDC

IHME Predictions for Wisconsin

What to do if you had close contact with a COVID-19 case

Stay At Home: What do I do if home is not safe?

Beware of Scams regarding Information on COVID-19

CDC: DIY Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow Spread of COVID-19

Other useful links: 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 

West Allis/West Milwaukee Health Department

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The CDC recommends the following:

Know How it Spreads:

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
More details: How COVID-19 Spreads

Everyone Should:

Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

More details: Cloth Face Covers

Cover coughs and sneezes
  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

    Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).


Respect Our Waters

Respect Our Waters

Adopt Your Drain

Are you looking for a safe way to stay active, involved, and connected during the pandemic? Then you should join up with people from all over Southeastern Wisconsin and Adopt Your Drain!

Adopting a storm drain is an easy way to make a big impact on the health of your community and local environment. Drain adopters volunteer to make sure that their neighborhood storm drains are free of debris and litter, preventing unwanted pollution in our rivers and lakes. Sound like something that you want to be involved in? Head to the website to learn more about the program and to sign up to adopt a drain!


Residents of West Milwaukee live in the Lake Michigan watershed. This means that when rain falls in our Village it enters a system of ditches, drains, and pipes that directs it away from our homes and properties and into rivers and streams, finally ending up in the Lake. Unfortunately, this stormwater runoff can also carry fertilizer, road salt, and trash into the Lake.

West Milwaukee needs your help in making sure that our community has the tools it needs to keep our watershed clean! Let us know what you think are the most important issues facing our watershed by taking this survey. Together we can keep our communities clean and healthy!

West Milwaukee has much to offer, from a unique local business community, to great recreational spaces, to wonderful neighborhoods for raising a family. But when it rains, water washes over the land and picks up the things we leave behind during our daily lives, like salt, fertilizer, and litter. The water then carries those pollutants into the system of drains, ditches, and pipes that keep our businesses, community spaces, and neighborhoods from flooding and introduces them into rivers that flow into Lake Michigan.

Nobody knows West Milwaukee like its residents– that’s why we need to hear from you! We all rely on Lake Michigan, and it’s our job as members of the watershed to keep it clean. Take this survey to let us know what you think are the biggest and most important problems here in ABC that face our watershed!

Photo Contest

Submission 1:

From clearing litter out of storm drains or drainage ditches, to planting native plants that soak up rain water, to cleaning up after pets, we know there are many ways that our residents protect our watershed. Now it’s time to show the rest of the state!

Our partners at Respect Our Waters are running a photo competition throughout southeastern Wisconsin to showcase how people around the region are creatively protecting our watersheds. Let’s show our neighbors that nobody respects their water like West Milwaukee! Get outside, show your West Milwaukee pride, and submit your best photos of how you take care of our water and our community at this link. After submitting, be sure to check out all the posts from around the region and vote on your favorite submissions.


Submission 2:

West Milwaukee – it’s our time to shine! Our community partner Respect our Waters is hosting a photo contest to showcase how residents of southeastern Wisconsin protect our communities from stormwater pollution. Big or small, there are many ways that you can protect watersheds, doing tasks like clearing out storm drains or drainage ditches, planting native plants, picking up after your pets, and disposing of yard waste properly. So get outside, get creative, and submit a photo to show off how West Milwaukee Respects Our Water!


Municipal Court Changes


Court personnel will have reduced hours. The new office hours are Tuesday and Wednesday  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. until further notice.

Any questions please call the court at (414) 645-5411.

For instructions on how to appear remotely, please click here.

AirBnb Permits

AirBnb Permits

Interested in renting out your home or property in West Milwaukee on short term rental websites, such as Airbnb? The Village of West Milwaukee now has a permit available for short term rentals!

Rental of a whole or partial residence to visitors for less than a month is commonly known as a Short Term Rental (STR). The legal term in Wisconsin is a Tourist Rooming House (TRH). Wisconsin allows the rental of one to four sleeping accommodations, which can be rooms of a home or an entire home. All Village of West Milwaukee TRHs must be licensed through the West Allis Health Department and inspected annually to verify the operation meets all requirements of Wisconsin law related to general public health.

For more information, please visit our Forms/Permits tab. You may also email or call (414) 645-1530.

Property Registration

Property Registration

The Village of West Milwaukee adopted Chapter 14, Section 530-538, of the Municipal Code requiring all non-owner occupied and all commercial property owners to register ownership contact information in the Clerk’s Office. If the owner’s residence is the listed property, single, two- and three-family properties are exempt. The contact information collected is used to notify those that have care and control of the property when there are building code violations. For additional information, please go to the Property Maintenance tab or contact the Clerk’s Office at (414) 645-1530.



Miller Park Way Name Change

In January 2019, the Milwaukee Brewers announced a naming rights deal with American Family Insurance. The future name and branding elements for the stadium have not been announced, but the name of Miller Park stadium will be changing with the 2021 baseball season. Following this change, the Village of West Milwaukee is considering a street name change for Miller Park Way. We will not be looking at a name with a direct tie to current or future naming rights of the stadium, but rather something that will offer a unique identity to this major commercial thoroughfare. 

Understanding that this change will affect businesses along Miller Park Way and residents of West Milwaukee, we have chosen to inform you as early as possible about the potential change. An eventual street name has not yet been decided, and we wish to include you in the process of deciding the name.

If you wish to participate in helping decide the future name of Miller Park Way, please email with your vote or suggestion.