Wauwatosa routinely plans, trains, and exercises with partner agencies on responses to pandemics or infectious diseases. We are monitoring developments related to COVID-19 as they happen. Learn about city services available online or by mail.
Wauwatosa routinely plans, trains, and exercises with partner agencies on responses to pandemics or infectious diseases. The safety of our community is our top priority. We are monitoring the CDC's real-time updates and Wisconsin Department of Health's guidelines related to COVID-19.
Various departments that offer city services are prepared to activate contingency plans, if required. Follow City of Wauwatosa on Facebook and Twitter for city news.
Stay Home, Save Lives
Governor Evers' issued the "Safer at Home" order meaning that people should stay at home other than essential trips or business.
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We strongly encourage voters to request an absentee ballot. Our city clerk’s office remains open for in-person absentee voting. You can submit in person absentee ballots through Friday, April 3 at 5:00 pm. We have extended voting hours during this period: We will be open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Then we'll be open 8:00 am - 6:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Wauwatosa Public Library closed to the public on March 16. However, they offer free streaming services, e-Books, and digital magazines with your library card. See the library's response to COVID-19 and what services are available. Also, as of March 24 at 4pm, there is no longer a curbside option available.
Municipal Court is postponed through May 1, 2020
Municipal Court is postponed through May 1, 2020. Those scheduled for court during this period will be rescheduled and notified by phone or mail. If you have any questions about contesting a parking ticket you may call the court office at (414) 471-8488. You can make payments online, by mail, or using the secure payment depository at City Hall outside the employee entrance. View 2020 court dates.
Drop Off Center not available
Drop Off Center: We are limiting access to the Drop Off Center as of March 18 until further notice. However, you will be able to drop off yard waste for free. This part of the yard is open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Special Curbside Collections - reduced rate
Special Curbside Collections: We are offering special curbside collections at a reduced rate. The pick-up fee (normally $60) will now be $15, all other fees will still apply. (E.g., a curbside pick-up of a couch will now be $20 instead of $65). Special collection pick up days are Wednesdays and Saturdays during this time.
City parks remain open, but playgrounds, skatepark and more are closed
City parks remain open to the public. We ask that you practice physical distancing in the parks. Walking, jogging, biking, etc. are all okay with members of your household.
However, there are some closures to be aware of related to outdoor activities. The following are prohibited under Governor Evers' "Safer at Home" order:
All playgrounds (city or school owned) are closed
Groups, team, or contact sports are not allowed
Hart Park Stadium, tennis courts, track, volleyball courts, baseball diamonds, skatepark, and the Rotary Stage are not available
Find out what Wauwatosa hotels are open and available to healthcare workers, emergency respondents, frontline workers, and other individuals who may be in need of alternative accommodations due to the COVID-19 health crisis.