County of Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Wisconsin
 

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Administrative Services

The Department of Administrative Services provides high quality and responsive support services in the areas of budgeting, financial and strategic planning; procurement; risk management, information technology and management of information resources; economic development; provision of community resources for people with disabilities; design, implementation and monitoring of the disadvantaged business enterprise program (DBE) and facilities management.

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Board of Supervisors

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is a body of 18 legislative representatives who are elected to two-year terms on a nonpartisan ballot in the spring of even-numbered years. Each supervisor represents about 53,000 people.

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Charles Allis Art Museum

Charles Allis began accumulating his vast collection while still a young man, interested in many cultures from around the world. Working with various art dealers, he educated himself reading books about art, and he researched each purchase diligently.

Child Support Services

Milwaukee County Child Support Services - Locate Absent Parents, Establish Paternity and Enforce Child Support Orders

Comptroller

The Comptroller maintains Milwaukee County’s accounting books, monitors and reports on budget versus actual fiscal results, prepares annual financial reports of the government and its agencies, and analyzes proposals for the use of county funds. The Office of the Comptroller works to ensure that fiscal decisions are made based on sound financial information. In addition, the Office of the Comptroller provides fiscal information to policy makers to assist them in their policy directives.

Corporation Counsel

The Office of the Corporation Counsel serves as chief legal counsel to all Milwaukee County departments, offices, boards, commissions and elected officials.

County Clerk

We issue marriage licenses, register all lobbyists and lobbying principals and report lobbying activity to the public. We also accept applications for passports and sell Milwaukee County bus fares and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) licenses and permits. As an information clearinghouse for county government, the County Clerk administers oaths of office, maintains the central files for Milwaukee County reports, records, contracts and corporate documents, and receives and publicly opens competitive bids for county contracts. We also receive claims filed against Milwaukee County. We record the proceedings of the County Board of Supervisors, maintain all legislative files, update existing ordinances and publish new ordinances online. We staff all County Board meetings. We maintain the County Legislative Information Center (CLIC), which provides online public access to legislative documents, meeting agendas and minutes and live streaming of County Board meetings.

County Executive

The County Executive oversees all County services and ensures our mission of connecting people and strengthening our community is carried out every day.

Courts

Clerk of Circuit Court, Chief Judge and staff in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court system.

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Department of Transportation

The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) develops and maintains Milwaukee County's infrastructure needs based on the diverse talent and qualifications of its staff. We have five divisions: Airport, Highway Maintenance, Fleet Management, Transit/Paratransit System and Director's Office. The Director and Deputy Director of Transportation oversee the day-to-day function of the department.

Department on Aging

The Milwaukee County Department on Aging offers services for older adults including: transportation, meals, options counseling, wellness and senior centers.

DHHS

The Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services empowers safe, healthy, meaningful lives for everyone in Milwaukee County.

District Attorney

The mission of the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office is to promote public safety through the fair and just prosecution of criminal offenses; to protect the health and welfare of children who are victims of child abuse and neglect; to advocate for justice for the victims of crimes; to safeguard the rule of law; and to promote citizens' participation in sustainable neighborhoods by treating all persons who come in contact with the criminal justice system with fairness, dignity and respect.

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Ethics Board

Milwaukee County Ethics Board ensures the integrity of County government pursuant to the Ethics Code as outlined in Chapter 9 of the Milwaukee County General Ordinances.

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General Mitchell International Airport

Wherever your heart desires. With non-stop flights to 45+ destination, MKE is your easy travel airport.

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House of Correction

The Milwaukee County House of Correction is an honorable organization of committed officers with the integrity to adapt, overcome and achieve. We will maintain and ensure a safe and secure environment that consists of correctional programs to rehabilitate and re-introduce our citizens back into the community.

Human Resources

Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Fleet, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to Veterans, our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities and those in need of mental health assistance. Our employees are committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

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Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is home to eight arts groups: the Milwaukee Symphony and Youth Symphony orchestras; Milwaukee Ballet; Florentine Opéra Company; Black Arts Milwaukee; First Stage Theater; Optimist Theatre; and Suemo Dance Company. It also features travelling shows through its Broadway in Milwaukee series.

Medical Examiner

We promote and maintain the highest professional standards in the field of death investigation; provide timely, accurate and legally defensible determinations as to the cause and manner of death; enhance public health and safety through reducing the incidence or preventable deaths; foster public awareness and support the advancement of professional medical and legal education; and protect the interests of deceased individuals, their loved ones and the communities we serve.

Milwaukee Art Museum

Our collection contains nearly 25,000 works of art. It is one of the largest museums in the United States.

Milwaukee County Historical Society

The Milwaukee County Historical Society's mission: to preserve and present Milwaukee County history. Research library, host an event, perfect for field trips.

Milwaukee County Parks

With over 150 parks, miles of scenic trails, 15 golf courses, beer gardens, dog parks, beaches, community centers, botanical gardens, nature trails and hundreds of events, there's always something new to discover in your Milwaukee County Parks.

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

MCSO provides law enforcement services for the Circuit Court, GMI Airport, and the County Institutions, patrols the freeway and maintains the county jail.

Milwaukee County Transit System

With 60 Routes and 5,500 bus stops - MCTS is the best way to get around Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County Zoo

As one of the country's finest zoological attractions, the Milwaukee County Zoo will educate, entertain and inspire you!

Milwaukee Public Museum

Take a journey through the history of the Milwaukee Public Museum! Our outreach program brings the Museum to the community!

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Office for Persons with Disabilities

We provide services that make Milwaukee County programs, services and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.

Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management's mission is the protection of lives and property through exacting communications to decision-makers, with the total coordination of resources, on-location and on-time, not only during a crisis but daily. OEM uses the “whole community” approach, meaning collaborative preparedness activities among public and private entities that are data-driven, thereby sustaining a local alliance of partners that offer unique contributions to resiliency.

Office on African American Affairs

The Office on African American Affairs (OAAA) was created to serve an integral role in recognizing and resolving the County’s racial inequities for the benefit of all its citizenry and for the region to achieve its full potential.

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Personnel Review Board

The Milwaukee County Personnel Review Board ensures fair and impartial due process hearings for the suspension, demotion or discharge of county employees in the classified service, pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 63.10 and 63.12, and Chapters 33, 17.207, 9 and Civil Service Rule VII, Section 4 of the Milwaukee County General Ordinances.

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Register of Deeds

Delivered in a prompt and courteous manner, the Register of Deeds provides secure, accurate, archival accessible and cost-effective record systems and services.

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Timmerman Airport

Conveniently located on Milwaukee’s northwest side, we welcome pilots and visitors with a friendly, personalized experience.

Treasurer

The Treasurer acts as the County's banker, receiving and disbursing all funds as provided by state law and county ordinances; providing for daily cash requirements of Milwaukee County, and investing public funds not used for daily operations. The Treasurer's Office also collects delinquent property or real estate taxes in 18 of the County's 19 suburban municipalities as required by State Statutes. The County Treasurer also maintains property tax data.

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UW Extension

Our primary customers are the people who live and work in Milwaukee County, both adults and youth. We make a special effort to reach those who are traditionally underserved including minorities, low-income families, and people with disabilities.

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Veterans' Services

Covering a broad spectrum of services, from loans to death benefits, education and retraining grants, assistance in obtaining military records, our staff is here to enable veterans to navigate the system of forms and directions, from application to qualification.

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