Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Beginning June 8, 2020 the Building Inspection plan review and zoning review counters will be open to the public by appointment only.

For information about scheduling an appointment and other Building Inspection services please see the Building Inspection Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

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

Rental Property Emergency Contact Registration

All rental properties in the City of Madison must have an emergency contact on file with Building Inspection.

Building Inspection has updated the Rental Property Emergency Contact Registration process. We have phased out yearly renewals. Instead, landlords must update their registration only when there is a change in contact information. If the contact information is the same as last year, you do not need to contact us. For new registrations, owners must provide at least one name and phone number.

Register or Update Contact Information

Please do not send us paper forms, these are difficult to input. You can register or update your property with this simple online form. You no longer need an account, only the property's parcel number. You can find the parcel number on the Assessor's Property Lookup page.

If you have trouble with the online form, call us at the phone number below.


Please note: The emergency contact information must be up-to-date at all times. Property owners must update their information as soon as something changes. Building Inspection will remind owners twice a year to update their registrations. If you do not have updates, please disregard.


RPEC Background

Per MGO 27.04(2)(k), property owners must register an emergency contact's name and number for rentals. City of Madison Fire, Police, and Building Inspection use this information to respond to emergencies.



Call Building Inspection at (608) 266-4551 or email

Last Updated: 04/13/2021

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