Rental Property Emergency Contact Registration

Building Inspection has updated the Rental Property Emergency Contact Registration process after changes in state legislature. Instead of yearly renewals, landlords must update their registration only if there's a change in contact information. If the contact information is the same as last year, property owners don't need to contact us.


Please note: The emergency contact information for rentals must be up-to-date at all times. Property owners must report updates as soon as information changes. Building Inspection will remind owners to submit registration changes twice a year.


For new registrations, owners must provide at least one name and phone number in case of emergencies.


Register and Update Contact Information

We're currently working on updating our system for emergency contact registration. You can keep checking back or wait for Building Inspection to send you a notification by mail.



Per MGO 27.04(2)(k), landlords must register an emergency contact's name and number. City of Madison Fire, Police, and Building Inspection use this information when responding to emergencies.


Have Questions?

Call Building Inspection at (608) 266-4551.

Last Updated: 01/14/2020

Search BI services

Notification of Building Code Changes

Would you like to be informed of Building Code Ordinance Changes via email?

Subscribe at

  • Contact Building Inspection

  • get it done

  • connect

  • City News