Rental Property Emergency Contact Registration


Recent changes to State law has changed what the City can require under this program. The program is being updated and registrations will commence on February 1, 2019. You will be notified by email or US mail when the registration process has started.

Rental Property Emergency Contact - Recent changes to the ordinance eliminated the $10.00 fee when the Emergency Contact information is registered online.


On April 19, 2011, the Madison Common Council voted to amend Madison General Ordinance 27.04(2)(k). This Ordinance requires every owner of a rental dwelling to keep on record with the Building Inspection Division contact information of two (2) or more persons located in Dane County who, by virtue of his or her ownership, employment, or delegation, can exercise control and care over the property, and provide access to the property. There is a $10.00 fee for each parcel that is recorded.

For more information:

Register and Renew Online

Registration can be completed online through the City of Madison Licenses & Permits portal.

Helpful tips: Rental Property Emergency Contact Help Guide (pdf) 

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Register by Mail

Please send completed application and a check in the amount of $10.00 for each parcel, made payable to the City of Madison Treasurer, to:

PO BOX 2984
MADISON WI 53701-2984

Have Questions?

Call Building Inspection at (608) 266-4551 or fill out our contact form.

Last Updated: 12/28/2018

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