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Building Inspection is open to the public by appointment only.

For more on appointments and other services, please see the Building Inspection Services page.

Rent Abatement

Building Inspection enforces building and housing codes. We make sure that rentals meet housing codes.

Rent abatement (RA) is a way for tenants to apply to reduce their rent after an owner fails to fix code violations. Only certain violations are eligible. The rent decrease lasts until the owner fixes the issues.

The RA Clerk schedules hearings and handles records. They can answer questions from about process and status. You can reach the RA Clerk at (608) 266-4551.

Last Updated: 10/25/2021

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To apply:

Apply for a hearing with the Building Inspection Rent Abatement (RA) Clerk.


(608) 266-4551, ask for the RA Clerk.



Building Inspection Division

215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 017

Madison WI 53701-2984

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