Welcome to the City of Milwaukee's Open Checkbook

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Our Mission:

The City of Milwaukee’s goal in initiating the Open Checkbook is to foster transparency and accountability. Milwaukee’s Open Checkbook Portal provides financial information about the City’s vendor payments, allowing users to see how the City is spending money and enables users to analyze the information.

“Our goal is to share with our constituents how City dollars are spent. Giving everyone access to the data directly helps paint a fuller picture of expenditures and create a shared understanding of our investments and priorities,” shared City Comptroller Aycha Sawa.


The data presented shows vendor payments that the City of Milwaukee made pertaining to fiscal years 2022 and 2023. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the City of Milwaukee and while the intent is to keep the information up to date and correct, the City makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information contained on this website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. For audited financial statements, please view the City of Milwaukee Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) section located within the City of Milwaukee Financial Reports page.

In no event will the City of Milwaukee be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Contact opencheckbook@milwaukee.gov with any questions.