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Application forms are available from the Planning Department or the Department of Building Inspection and are filed with the Planning Department. The Planning Department will present the application to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
The State of Wisconsin mandates in State Statute 101.14(2)(b) that the Fire Department conduct fire prevention inspections.
Wisconsin Administrative Code COMM 14.01(13)(b)(3) dictates that these inspections be performed twice a year.
How long you have to rectify a code violation depends on the code that is broken. We are allowed a certain amount of flexibility with some codes. Generally, most violations should be corrected within 30 days. Some violations require more immediate action. Your Fire Inspector will let you know if any such conditions exist.
According to NFPA 10 which governs fire extinguishers as adopted by State Administrative Code) a 2A:20BC extinguisher must be within 75 feet of travel distance from any area (50 feet if there are flammable liquids present in the occupancy).
We are located inside the Waukesha City Hall at 201 Delafield Street.
Real Estate and Personal Property taxes may be paid by cash or check. A service fee does apply if you would like to pay your taxes by a Visa debit card or credit card. Tax Payment Methods Page
Yes. Please refer to the the Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities Emergency Preparedness Toolkit. You can also find this link and additional information on our related sites page.
Applicants must apply via our website for consideration. Positions are posted at: City of Waukesha Job Opportunities Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. First Time Applicants:This is an entirely electronic process. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Optionally, you can import your resume from LinkedIn or Facebook. Please be aware that creating an account and applying for a position are two separate steps. To apply for an open position, you must click on the position title below, then click the "Apply" button. Technical Problems:If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV™ for support at email@example.com. You can use this e-mail address to report a variety of applicant issues; login, attaching documents, web browser, etc. Remember when submitting an applicant issue through this e-mail address please make sure to include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when you are available to be contacted.
You can download an application form, instructions for filing, or a materials checklist below or you may pick up the materials at in the Community Development Department at City Hall (Room 200). After completing the form and adding your descriptive materials, you may mail or drop off your application. The application fee is $15.00 and it is an additional $15 if you wish to apply for a Paint and Repair Grant.
Applications are due 10 days prior to the meeting date.
The City has extensive records on Landmark properties and Historic Districts, including nomination papers, previous approvals, historical articles, and preservation plans for the various districts in the City. Please contact the Community Development Department at 262-524-3750 or CommDev@waukesha-wi.gov You can also stop by City Hall at 201 Delafield Street, room 200 to view these files. The City’s internet mapping system also lists information on Landmarks and Historic Districts (Link)
You do not need a COA from the Landmarks Commission to perform ordinary repairs or maintenance chores. For example, you do not need a permit to replace broken window glass, repaint a building exterior to match the existing color, or caulk around windows and doors. However some repairs, such as tuckpointing exterior masonry, will likely require a COA. If you have any doubt about whether a COA is needed, be sure to contact the Community Development Department at 262-524-3750 or CommDev@waukesha-wi.gov.
These grant awards are matching grants, meaning no grant may exceed 50% of the project costs. Grants are paid only after the work is completed. Once your project is complete, submit receipts and paid invoices to the Community Development Department for reimbursement. Property owners may receive up to two (2) Paint and Repair Grants within a 5 year period. In addition, landmark properties, properties in historic districts, or properties that are on the National Register of Historic Places are eligible for federal and state tax credits. For more information on tax credits, please visit the Wisconsin Historical Society website. Please be aware that the State must review all plans for any project you plan on applying for tax credits for. Wisconsin Historical Society website
The Chair of the Commission will announce your item and City Staff will present your proposal to the Landmarks Commission. After the proposal the Chair will open the floor to the applicant and the public. At this time you are given the opportunity to explain why you believe that the application should be approved. The public may also comment on the proposed work. The applicant and the public may also submit written statements before the hearing.
Usually the Commissioners will make a decision on a COA application based on "presentation" or "design development" drawings of a proposed project. After the Commissioners vote to approve an application, the applicant may be required to submit construction drawings in order for the approval to become final. The actual COA permit is not issued until the staff has reviewed the final construction drawings to make sure that the final plans are consistent with the proposal approved by the Commissioners.
The Commission does not regulate the height or floor area of buildings, the size of rear yards or open spaces, obstruction of sunlight or air, density of population, or the purposes for which buildings are used. These Zoning Code matters are under the jurisdiction of the Planning Division. For more information about these issues, contact City Planning at 262-524-3750 or within City Hall at 201 Delafield Street Waukesha, WI room 200.
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If you are familiar with Waukesha, we are located at the new City Hall building, next to the Water Utility. You will need to park in the Transit Center located off Brook Street and access the building using the skywalk.
From the Milwaukee Area:
- Take I-94 West toward Madison.
- Once in Waukesha, exit on Highway F.
- Turn left (south) on to Highway F.
- Highway F becomes North Street.
- Turn left on to Brook Street and park in the Transit Center (bus station) on the second floor to access City Hall using the skywalk..
From the Madison Area:
- Take I-94 East to Highway F.
- Turn right (south) on to Highway F.
- Turn left on to Brook Street and park in the Transit Center (bus station) on the second floor to access City hall using the skywalk.
You can also find more information on our Activity Guide page
The City of Waukesha Police Department does not offer Applicant Fingerprinting as a service.
Refer to the Solicitor Permits for information.
It is generally 5-7 working days before your accident report is ready. The accident report is completed by the officer, then reviewed by the accident investigator.
The Accident Report section can address additional questions regarding how to get a copy, who can get a copy, and the cost.
Please note that all record requests are subject to review. Records are not public until the persons have been through court and a disposition is received. There are several exceptions.
Not all police contacts result in a written report. Some incidents are documented in the dispatch log as a matter of information.
Landlords can obtain copies of police contacts in regards to tenant problems (i.e., noise complaints).
Parking Permit Information
Yes, per City Ordinance 7.04 Parking Restrictions, no vehicle shall be parked on any public street within the City limits between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. except with a night parking permit.
For further questions regarding parking in the downtown municipal lots or in the parking ramp, please call 262-524-3622.
There are 2 payment options after receiving your tax bill.
Full Payment Option
- By January 31 - Pay the total amount of the tax due
- By January 31 - Pay the amount of the 1st installment due.
- By March 31 - Pay the amount of the 2nd installment due.
- By May 31 - Pay the amount of the 3rd installment due.
If any payment is not on time, the entire unpaid balance becomes delinquent and interest and penalty will be charged. The charge will be 1.5% per month on the unpaid balance, retroactive to February 1.
Below is an excerpt from an email all municipalities received from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue:
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) would like to provide the following information due to the increased number of inquiries related to property tax pre-payments.
Under state law (sec. 74.13, Wis. Stats.), general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes may be paid in advance of the levy during the period from August 1 until the third Monday in December each year.
You can pre-pay your City of Waukesha Real Estate taxes up to the amount you paid the previous year. Please contact the Clerk Treasurer at (262) 524-3850 for additional information.
The 2020 tax rate is 19.77 (per $1,000 of assessed valuation).
The 2020 Lottery credit amount is $139.72.
The 2020 first dollar credit amount is $57.01.
This type of tax usually pertains to a business. It is based on assessed value of tangible items, for example, furniture and machinery.
For additional questions, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 262-524-3850.
Go to http://tax.waukeshacounty.gov/. Leave out prefix "291", spaces and punctuation or contact the Clerk Treasurer's Office at (262) 524-3850.
Under state law (sec. 74.13, Wis. Stats.), general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes may be paid in advance of the levy during the period from August 1 until the third Monday in December each year. This means:
Pre-payment of 2017 taxes was allowed from August 1, 2017 to December 18, 2017
Pre-payment of 2018 taxes may be made from August 1, 2018 to December 17, 2018
Property owners cannot pre-pay December 2018 taxes at this time.
The City has installed a station at the front of the plant for the discharge of recreational vehicle sanitary wastes. The station is located near the 100 Building just inside the facility. The 100 Building is the first small building to the south (slight left) when entering the plant. The discharge hatch is next to the gated truck ramps.
Hours of operation are:
- Monday - Friday, 6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
There is no charge for this service, and you do not have to be a City resident to use the station. Please note that children under the age of 12 and pets are required to stay in the vehicle when using the station.