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Fences abutting alleys must be set-back 18 inches from the property line. Fences located along a side street of a corner lot require a permit and shall be set back three feet from the property line with landscaping provided in the set back area.
Please note that the City of Wauwatosa defines the front yard as the narrowest portion of the property facing a street regardless of the address or the way the house faces. For additional information or questions please call (414) 479-8907.
For further information, please visit the Property Maintenance page.
1) The county needs form #HT110 to be filled out by the living spouse. This form needs to be notarized before sending it in. The form is available at: www.wrdaonline.org/Forms/index.htm
2) A copy of the original deed showing the decedent’s name as owner
3) Copy of the death certificate of decedent.
These items are all needed for the change to be made.
The Register of Deeds is located at 901 N 9th Street, Courthouse Room 103, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1458. If you have questions of the Register of Deeds Office please contact them at (414) 278-4021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms must be filled out, and handed in to City Clerk's Office.
Send a letter to the newspaper or advertising company with your name and address on it asking them to refrain from delivering at your house. Specific information regarding the publisher should be inside the publication itself. If delivery continues, please call the Police Department at (414) 471-8430. Code s. 8.28.015 – Scattering Prohibited
The monthly clinic schedule is as follows:
There are three different food licenses: restaurant, retail food, and city food. Any establishment that sells food, whether it is candy and soda or steak and lobster, the establishment needs a license.
View information on licensing food establishments
TB skin tests are also offered at the two Tuesday immunization clinics. For times and fees please see TB Skin Testing Clinics.
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In order to be considered for a position applications and any supplemental materials must be received by the Human Resources Department by the application deadline. Applicants are to complete an Employment Application using the City's online application system.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to check on the status of their card to see if it is still current.
The time schedule is as follows:
No personal checks are accepted. Municipal court will notify the Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Department when the fine is paid, but you are responsible for reinstating your driver's license.
The nearest DMV office is located at: 7301 W. Mill Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53218 Ph: (414) 266-1000
You may also fax a request to (414) 479-8989, or by coming to the court office at the address above. Make sure your request includes the ticket number, your current address, and phone number.
In Wisconsin Smart Growth legislation has been passed that, among other things, requires municipalities to have an updated comprehensive plan in place by 2010.
Overnight Parking Permission
From a LANDLINE or CELL PHONE, permission can be obtained by calling (414) 471-8430 prior to 3:00 am. Overnight Parking Permission is limited to:
* guests * stalled vehicles * vehicles affected by a construction project which makes off street parking impossible
Parking citation payments can be made by internet, by phone, by mail, or in person at the police department. For more details see Pay a Parking Ticket
Petition forms can be obtained on line OR at the Police Department Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm located at: 1700 N. 116 St. Wauwatosa, WI Online Forms and Information
The Records Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
In Case of Emergency dial 911. The non-emergency phone is (414) 471-8430.
For more reporting years, click here: Calls For Service Table
If you lose or find a pet, also call The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission. Their non-emergency phone number is (414) 649-8640. Their emergency phone number is (414) 274-9275. MADACC is responsible for housing stray pets in the Milwaukee area. They are located at 3839 W. Burnham St. in West Milwaukee. MADACC also has a website, which features photos of pets they are holding. Click here for their website: MADACC
An Internet Web site is maintained by the state Department of Corrections. Visitors to the site can identify offenders with searches by name or ZIP code. Click here for the website: WI Sex Offender Registry
Because false alarms require response by public safety personnel, involve unnecessary expense to the city, increase the risk of injury to persons or damage to property, and dilute the overall public safety protection to the city. Per City Ordinance 7.08.005, persons connected to an alarm system shall pay to the city a charge for false alarms responded to by the police department.
Note: Alarm fees not paid by November 15th will be placed on the property tax bill.
For more information, click here: False Alarm Prevention and Fees
There will be little to no impact expected on trees on Meinecke from 90th to Swan. On 86th from Meinecke to Wright, and on Wright 86th to 81st. Tree impacts along Menomonee River Parkway are anticipated to be limited to those areas between the Parkway and the River as identified by County staff.
Final impacts on trees will be determined by the contractor.
William C. Porter, Jr., Director of Public Works (414) 479-8933 email@example.com
James Archambo, City Administrator (414) 479-8915 firstname.lastname@example.org Ald. Kathleen Causier, District 2 (414) 771-0123 email@example.com
Ald. Brian Ewerdt, District 6 (414) 915-7379 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ald. Jeffrey Roznowski, District 6 (414) 258-0633 email@example.com
If the homeowner wishes to initiate a claim, they should contact both their own insurance company and the contractor’s insurance company.
Special provisions for working outside of the schedule may be granted after discussions with the City. If the contractor can utilize a different schedule to minimize disruption or speed completion of the project their request will be considered. For example, some nighttime work may be considered to shorten the time that North Ave. will be affected during construction.
Replacing the sanitary sewer system will result in a reduced volume of wet weather flows at the same time the pipe size is being increased. The volume of clearwater entering the new system will be reduced due to new plastic pipe, new pre-cast manholes, and new laterals that will run over the storm sewer.
In addition, no sewage discharge along Meinecke Avenue will be modified from its current form until the 90th Street relief sewer is in service.
All in all residents will be far better protected against damage occurring during street flooding or basement flooding events.
The City and the contractor will work together to minimize any potential for damage caused by storms during the construction project.
24 Hour Night Depository: Payments can also be placed in the 24-hour depository located on the southwest end of city hall near the employee entrance. A deposit made prior to midnight will be receipted using that day’s date.
In Person: Payments can be made in person by cash or check during posted business hours. Please bring tax bill so that receipt information can be validated directly onto the bill. As a courtesy to your fellow taxpayers, please have checks prepared prior to appearing at the collection window.
We do receive payments from online bill payments, a service offered through your financial institution. However, these payments are sent as a physical check via the U.S. Postal Service, and must be given ample mailing time. Additionally, because these payments are not being sent in the prescribed manner, using your online bill service will result in additional processing time. If you do use your online bill pay service, please include your parcel number as the account number. However, do keep in mind the additional mailing and processing time involved. For mailed tax payments, the U.S. Postal Service postmark will be used as the receipt date.
The 1st installment is calculated by: Take the net tax before the lottery credit and first dollar credit, subtract if applicable the first dollar credit, add any special assessments (listed as street improvements, sidewalk, alley, resurface work), and multiply by 34%.Take that amount and add any delinquent utility, interest and any other special charges. Subtract if applicable the lottery credit.
The 2nd and 3rd installment is calculated by:Take the net tax before the lottery credit and first dollar credit, subtract if applicable the first dollar credit, add any special assessments (listed as street improvements, sidewalk, alley, resurface work), and multiply by 33%.
The state school levies credit provides direct relief to taxpayers by reducing the amount owed on their property tax bills. The school levies credit is allocated to municipalities based on their share of statewide school levies during the previous three years. Municipalities allocate the credit to individual taxpayers in proportion to the taxpayer's share of the municipality's total assessed value.
The first dollar credit is paid to the owner of any real estate parcel on which at least one improvement owned by the land owner is located. The credit equals the school property tax on a certain amount of the value of the improvements. The “credit value” is calculated every year by the Department of Revenue. If the value of the parcel exceeds the “credit value”, a full credit is paid. However, if the value of the parcel is less than the “credit value”, the credit is paid on the actual value of the parcel.
The lottery and gaming credit provides direct property tax relief to homeowners as a credit on their property tax bills. In August 1991, the lottery tax credit was created to distribute most of the lottery's net proceeds to property taxpayers. Beginning with the 1999/00 property tax year, the Legislature amended the law so that the credit would be paid only on primary residences.
Once you receive the lottery credit on your tax bill it will be issued yearly and you do not need to reapply for it. However, if you become ineligible for the lottery credit (for example, if a property is no longer your primary residence), you need to fill out a lottery and gaming credit removal request. This form is located at: http://www.revenue.wi.gov/forms/lottery/lc-400.pdf
Previous rates were: 2011 - $21.91*/thousand of assessed value 2010 - $21.84*/thousand of assessed value2009 - $21.15*/thousand of assessed value2008 - $20.32*/thousand of assessed value2007 - $20.03*/thousand of assessed value2006 - $19.28*/thousand of assessed value 2005 - $26.08*/thousand of assessed value
* These amounts are rounded to the nearest cent.
To gain Overnight Parking permission-Option 1: From a LANDLINE, permission can be obtained by calling 1 (900) 388-2800 prior to 3:00 am. The 900 number is $1.50 per call.Option 2: In addition, you may prefer to call the non-emergency number at (414) 471-8430.
Overnight Parking Permission is limited to: * guests* stalled vehicles* vehicles affected by a construction project which makes off street parking impossible
Overnight parking is available in the Hart Park Lane Parking Area as provided by sec.11.32.300 of the code of the City of Wauwatosa, between 2:00 am and 6:00 am. A parking permit is required. You may purchase this parking permit at the treasurer’s office in City Hall.
Permit tags may be purchased in person during normal business hours at the following locations:
City of WauwatosaTreasurer's Office7725 W. North Ave.Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Department of Public WorksOperations Division11100 W. Walnut Rd.Wauwatosa, WI 53226 Additionally, $5.00 one day permits may be purchased at the Public Works office only.
Commercial permits may be purchased at the Public Works office only. Fees vary.
Permit tags may also be purchased by mail. Include your return address on a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a check or money order for $20.00 made payable to the City of Wauwatosa. Mail these items to:
Wauwatosa Engineering Division7725 W. North Ave.Wauwatosa, WI 53213
For more information, please contact the Department of Public Works Operations Division at (414) 471-8422.
Where to purchase:
• Treasurer’s office• Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission office located at 3839 W Burnham St West Milwaukee, WI 53215. • You may apply for licenses online through the MADACC website (www.madacc.com) • Mail in a Pet License Application to MADACC. The City of Wauwatosa does not issue licenses through mail.
For more information, please contact the treasurer’s office at (414) 479-8960.
BOERNER BOTANICAL GARDENSVISITOR CENTERWHITNALL PARK9400 BOERNER DRIVE(414) 525-5601 | phoneWinter: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Mon. - Fri.)Summer: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sun. - Sat.)
WILSON RECREATIONCENTERWilson Park4001 S. 20th Street(414) 281-6289 | phoneHours: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Sun. - Sat.)
For more information on medication disposal, review the Wauwatosa Health Department's Medical & Needle Disposal Information Page.
NOTE: It is difficult to know how long it takes the fresh water from the street pipes to arrive at the faucet. The time needed varies depending on your specific location, water pressure, whether you live in a single-family home or an apartment, and so forth.
Drinking water pipes, in the street, leading to your home, or in your home, may be rusting. Water causing this type of problem is called corrosive. If you are having trouble and your neighbors are not, then your own pipes or water heater probably are rusting. Letting the cold water faucet in your basement run a while will often clear the water. Save the water for plants. If your clothing is stained local grocery or hardware stores have a product called Iron Out which will help in removing the stain.
Water early in the morning to avoid excessive evaporation; it is usually less windy then and the water pressure is usually higher. Night watering may promote lawn disease. Use a sprinkler that makes large drops, because small drops evaporate faster. Watering your lawn with a hand-held hose is a waste of both your time and your water, although it might be okay for a small garden.
Once a leak is suspected, its precise location is determined by Water Utility personnel who use sensitive acoustic listening devices to detect the sound of the water leaking underground. Repairing leaking pipes are important to a water supplier because of the potential of damages to other underground utilities and the potential of property damage. Leaking infrastructure wastes water and money.