Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Building Inspection is open to the public by appointment only.

For more on appointments and other services, please see the Building Inspection Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

View all impacts to City service on the City's COVID-19 website.

Rent Abatement

Building Inspection enforces Building and Housing codes. Our goal is to make sure that rental properties meet the appropriate codes.


The Rent Abatement Clerk arranges hearings and keeps records. They can answer questions from about process and order status. You can reach the Rent Abatement Clerk at (608) 266-4551.

Last Updated: 08/27/2021

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How to apply for rent abatement:

Application for hearings must be filed with the Building Inspection Rent Clerk:

Call: (608) 266-4551, ask for the Rent Abatement Clerk


Building Inspection Division
215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 017
Madison WI 53701-2984

Translation Services

For interpreter, translator, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations, please call the Building Inspection Division at (608) 266-4551.

Español: Si necesita interprete, traductor, materiales en diferentes formatos, u otro tipo de ayuda para acceder a estos formularios, por favor llame al (608) 266-4551.

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