Milwaukee County’s goal is to enrich your life by providing essential services that meet your needs and those of your family, neighbors, co-workers and friends.
We enhance the quality of life in Milwaukee County through great public service.
Milwaukee County is home to over 950,000 people living in one of 19 communities, which range in size from the City of Milwaukee, with 595,000 residents, to the Village of River Hills, with roughly 1,600 residents.
Still a manufacturing stronghold, the region features 16 Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of others in the financial services, medical device, hospitality and retailing industries.
Find information about things to do and happenings in Milwaukee County.
Get help with COVID-19: Apply for a small business grant, get rent or mortgage assistance, and learn more about Milwaukee County’s ongoing response.
The Department of Administrative Services provides high quality and responsive support services in various areas including budgeting.
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is a body of 18 legislative representatives who are elected to two-year terms on a nonpartisan ballot.
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.
Milwaukee County Child Support Services - Locate Absent Parents, Establish Paternity and Enforce Child Support Orders
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.
The Office of the Corporation Counsel serves as chief legal counsel to all Milwaukee County departments, offices, boards, commissions and elected officials.
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.
The County Executive oversees all County services and ensures our mission of connecting people and strengthening our community is carried out every day.
The Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services exists to serve those in need. We know that sometimes people need support, especially during the most difficult times in their lives, whether it be experiencing homelessness, a mental health crisis, interacting with law enforcement as a youth or caring for a child with disabilities.
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.
The Milwaukee County Department on Aging offers services for older adults including: transportation, meals, options counseling, wellness and senior centers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our collection contains nearly 25,000 works of art. It is one of the largest museums in the United States.
Clerk of Circuit Court, Chief Judge and staff in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court system.
The Milwaukee County Historical Society's mission: to preserve and present Milwaukee County history. Research library, host an event, perfect for field trips.
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.
MCSO provides law enforcement services for the Circuit Court, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, and the County Institutions, patrols the freeway and maintains the county jail.
With 60 Routes and 5,500 bus stops - MCTS is the best way to get around Milwaukee County.
As one of the country's finest zoological attractions, the Milwaukee County Zoo will educate, entertain and inspire you!
Take a journey through the history of the Milwaukee Public Museum! Our outreach program brings the Museum to the community!
Wherever your heart desires. With non-stop flights to 45+ destination, MKE is your easy travel airport.
We provide services that make Milwaukee County programs, services and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
Delivered in a prompt and courteous manner, the Register of Deeds provides secure, accurate, archival accessible and cost-effective record systems and services.
Conveniently located on Milwaukee’s northwest side, we welcome pilots and visitors with a friendly, personalized experience.
The Treasurer acts as the county's banker, receiving and disbursing all funds; providing for daily cash requirements and investing public funds.
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.
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.
The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to experience history, culture and the arts, by offering vibrant exhibitions and performances in the grand yet intimate setting of the Lloyd Smith family’s lakefront Renaissance villa and garden.
The Milwaukee County War Memorial Center is a living memorial to “Honor the Dead by Serving the Living.” Its educational experiences bring to life this memorial and tell the stories of the veterans who served and sacrificed for our freedom. Over 50,000 veterans and 140,000 visitors rely on the Center each year.
Established in 1835, Milwaukee County is home to more than 950,000 residents and is the hub of the 37th largest regional economy in the United States.
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