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Call our Community Development Department at (262) 532-4270.
Visit the Waukesha County Register of Deeds website where you can do an online search for property tax bill information among other data, by entering part of an address or the tax key of the property
Effective April 30, 1992: All children under age four must be restrained in an approved child car seat. Safety belt requirements were also extended to apply to children between the ages of 4 to 8 with the use of a child booster seat.
After you complete the required information in the application and have your doctor certify your eligibility, you must send the application form and the appropriate fee directly to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in Madison, WI.
You should notify the Wisconsin Department of Transportation if your change in address within 10 days.
For information on Wisconsin's Graduated driver's license law (GDL) points, visit WisDOT GDL Points.
For more information on the point system, visit WisDOT Points System.
For more information on occupational license's, visit the WisDOT Occupational License website.
An Erosion Control Permit can be filled out online and submitted to the Engineering & Development Department.
Please report the problem and location of a malfunctioning street light or traffic light to the Public Works Department. Contact DPW by phone at (262)-532-4700 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or complete this online report.
There are hundreds of miles of roadside ditches throughout the village. Due to time constraints, we act on a complaint basis only, unless the highway patrol determines that a problem is severe enough for immediate action. Those deemed higher priority will be completed first. Filing a complaint does not guaranty your ditch will be re-graded by the village if the Engineering Department does not deem it necessary.
After reporting the drainage problem, an inspection by staff will be conducted. If it is determined that temporary yard flooding during severe storm events is occurring without residual problems, no further action will be taken. Temporary storm water detention in yards and ditches is desirable to help prevent flooding further downstream by moving excess runoff through the area in a slower manner.
Neighbor’s DownspoutThe Village of Menomonee Falls does not have an ordinance requiring that downspouts be located a certain distance from the property line. We would like to see down spouts no closer than 5-10 feet from the lot line if possible. We encourage the property owner to protect their property with a properly graded swale, leading to an acceptable area. Property owners can contact the Engineering Department to see what would be acceptable. Downspouts or swale will not be accepted in cases where the run-off would adversely impact village property up to and including sidewalks and roads.
Neighbor’s Sump PumpAll sump pumps installed for the purpose of discharging clear waters from foundation drains and ground infiltration, and where the building is not serviced by a storm sewer shall either discharge into a conduit leading to a drainage ditch or shall discharge onto the ground at least three feet out from the building and one foot above the permanent grade. The sump discharge pipe shall be to the front of the building except where a public drainage ditch, street or drainage easement is on another side of the property, it may be located on that side of the building at least three feet from the corner of the building and be located in such a manner that the drainage shall be across the owner’s property toward a street or drainage easement so as not to run on adjacent properties, or to create a nuisance. Sec. 18-329(d)
Visit the Waukesha County website to view your bill or make an online payment.
Contact the Financial Services Department at (262) 532-4234.
You can expect your tax overpayment refund around 3 weeks after receipt of payment.
For questions regarding your property tax bill, call our Clerk Services Department at (262) 532-4200.
Yes. No person may operate a motor vehicle upon a highway in this state unless the owner or operator of the vehicle has in effect a motor vehicle liability policy with respect to the vehicle being operated.
A person with a CCW license can carry a concealed weapon, including a handgun, in their car. Under the new law, even a person without a CCW license can carry a handgun in his/her vehicle, so long as the weapon is not concealed. However, long guns (rifles and shotguns) still must be unloaded and encased while in a vehicle, whether the person is a CCW license holder or not.
You can pay your citation in full at the court office, then wait the 24-48 hour timeframe for the records to update at DOT, and then reinstate via in-person or on-line at the DOT. There is a reinstatement fee assessed by the DOT. IF you cannot pay the balance in full, you can come to court any Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. and speak with the Judge about your situation (financial/suspended driver’s license/payment plan). If the Judge allows a payment plan, he prefers that you put down 1/3 of your total balance due that same night. Wisconsin DOT
Go to the police department and fill out a records request.
Community Service can be performed at any non-profit organization, church, etc. It must be documented and sent to the court on the letterhead of the organization indicating date, type of service, and name and phone number of person who acknowledges that the service was completed.
You must go to the Waukesha County Circuit Court, 515 W. Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188, the listed date and time of your citation. You can contact the District Attorney directly at (262) 548-7076.
Menomonee Falls has five parks with areas to be reserved. Two shelters at Rotary Park, one band shell and field area at Village Park, two shelters at Willowood Park, 50-person capacity facility at Mill Pond Park, and four sheltered sites at Oakwood Park. You must be a Menomonee Falls resident or a company in the falls to reserve a site. For more information or to reserve a shelter call (262) 532-4200, or visit the Clerks Office. Credit card, cash, and check are accepted.
The village maintains one ice rink from late December - February, depending on weather conditions. Due to weather and rink conditions, it is recommended that you visit the rink or call the Village Parks Department at (262) 532-4200 to check ice conditions or closures. The rink is located in Riverside Park. There are no warming devices at the rink and outdoor lighting is limited. Evening skating is not recommended. Hockey is allowed on the east half of the Riverside Park rink.
Wanaki Golf Course is located in the Village of Menomonee Falls at the intersection of Lisbon Rd and Lannon Rd. For more information on opening/closing dates, fees and tee times call (262)-252-3480.
Always dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. Emergency calls are to report a fire, a crime in-progress, a breathing problem, a poisoning, a major accident, a drowning, a stabbing or shooting, or any life-threatening situation.
Non-Emergency calls are made to report a minor accident, barking dogs, a burglarized property, a theft, power outages during a storm, someone selling drugs, loud parties, weather or road conditions, and runaways. These cases call (262)446-5070.
Requests for information, police reports, fingerprint services, etc. can be directed to the Business Office at (262)532-8700
Parking for over 30 minutes on any public street or public parking lot is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Temporary night parking permission is granted for one or two nights to those persons with legitimate reasons to have their vehicles on the street during restricted night parking enforcement., except during designated holidays. Temporary parking permission will be denied if requests exceed 2-3 in a 30 day period, at which time a monthly permit should be purchased. Call the Police Department business office for overnight parking permission. 262-532-8700
Parking permits are $20.00 a month.
Copies of police reports/records can be obtained during regular office hours at the Menomonee Falls Police Department Business Office. There is a charge of $0.25 per page. A copy of an accident report may also be obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website https://app.wi.gov/crashreports. You must have the document number assigned to the crash report in order to retrieve a copy of the accident.
Payments for citations can be made at the Menomonee Falls Municipal Court (1st floor of Village Hall across from the Village Board Room), at the Police Department or online via the following link:Paying Forfeitures
Yes, an alarm permit is required for residential or business alarms.
Do we require reporting on use of extensive use of force?
We have a strong policy on use of force. Use of force is documented and then reviewed through the chain of command, to include up to the chief. We review to ensure there are no patterns, abuse, or changes in policy or training that need to take place. This includes anytime an officer points a gun at anyone. A report with total numbers and break down of categories is given yearly to the Police and Fire Commission (PFC), as well as a report listing any complaints or internal investigations and the outcomes.
What is your stance on chokeholds?
The MFPD does not teach or condone chokeholds. Our curriculum on Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT) comes from the State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) and it is not taught to any officer trained in Wisconsin.
What are the consequences for excessive use of force?
If we believe the actions are criminal, we will bring in an outside entity like the sheriff’s department to investigate for possible criminal charges. An internal investigation will also be done to determine what policy violations have occurred. Discipline and/or remedial training will be given out accordingly, taking into account the officer’s past history, mitigating circumstances, egregiousness the use of force, etc. Any discipline is corresponded to the PFC and becomes a permanent part of an officer’s file. Discipline is progressive, but can be very aggressive for repeated offenses.
Does MFPD have body cameras?
Currently we only have dash cameras in the patrol squads. Body cameras are extremely expensive to maintain, store footage, and labor intensive to respond to open records requests. It also raises concerns for citizens when officers respond to private residences. Body cameras are not good when officers are dealing with a combative person. The view tends to get blocked. Squad cameras serve the purpose in our size community.
What is the culture of the MFPD regarding accountability?
The MFPD stresses professionalism, courtesy, and respect in all citizens we come in contact with. Officers who witness violations of the use of force or any policy and fail to intervene, will also come under investigation and be subject to discipline. Everyone has to do their part.
What resources does the MFPD have for dealing with people in mental crisis?
MFPD is the only PD in Waukesha County to have all of our officers Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT). This 40 hours of training teaches officers about different mental health issues, resources available, and de-escalation skills. Many of the officers, including our School Resource Officers have additional CIT for juveniles. Furthermore, all of our officers are trained to administer Naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose. After that occurs we call the Waukesha County mobile crisis team to do an assessment of the individual to ensure their safety. CIT includes training on dementia and autism. We recognize that it is important to understand the differences and get people the proper help whenever possible.
What other types of training do officers receive?
All officers are required to complete 24 hours of training each year to maintain certification. In addition, officers need to qualify yearly with their firearms to show proficiency. MFPD is a highly trained agency with most officers receiving many more hours than the minimum. In-service training of 24 hours is given by WCTC and dependent on current trends. We also give additional training within the department when needed which has been topics like generational differences to how to run new computer programs. Upon hiring new officers, they are trained in anti-harassment/discrimination. All Wisconsin trained officers receive cultural competence training in the recruit academy. This includes implicit bias, civil rights violations, hate crimes, and diversity self-assessment. In addition, when policy issues or refreshers need to be given, supervisors can give those updates at the daily briefings before officer hit the streets.
Yes, the noise ordinance applies to any time of day or night.
Yes, it is unlawful for any person under the age of 17 to congregate, loiter, wander, stroll, stand, or play in or upon any public place within the Village of Menomonee Falls either on foot or in a vehicle being driven or parked between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Also available to our community are tours of the police department. The tour visits the booking room, special investigations bureau, and the communication center. The officer will also show a squad car and give a brief demonstration of its equipment. More...
Typically, an occupancy permit is all that is required to open a new businesses in an existing building. However, if the proposed use is not a permitted use for the zoning district in which the property is located, additional steps may be needed.
Typically, as long as the business is a permitted use and meets all zoning requirements, Architectural Control Board will be required. Contact the Department of Community Development to determine if other Board approvals are necessary. Interior and exterior renovations will also require all applicable permits from the Building Department.
View common applications needed for opening a business in Menomonee Falls.
Meeting dates and deadlines can be determined by using the Village's meeting calendar (PDF). Plan Commission meets once a month with a deadline of about six weeks before the meeting, and Architectural Control Board meets once a month with a deadline of about four weeks before the meeting.
View the Village's zoning map (PDF) and if you have additional questions regarding the specific zoning for your parcel, please contact the Department of Community Development.
View the water sources map (PDF) of Village properties serviced by municipal water. If you have additional questions regarding municipal water, please call the Department of Community Development.
Please report the problem and location of a malfunctioning street light to the Public Works Department between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Contact them by phone at (262)-532-4700 or complete this online report.
The street sweeping is done to clear debris left by winter snowplowing, to keep storm drains free of obstruction, and to help prevent pollutants from entering the drainage system. The sweeping is not intended to remove leaves placed in the street by property owners. Leaves from private properties should be mulched and left on the lawn, or bagged and taken to the Orchard Ridge Landfill with a yard waste permit.
Areas of the village with curb and gutter are swept on a regular basis as time and weather permit.
During an extreme rain event, inlets can become plugged with debris. Public Works crews are often sent to clear these obstructions when they become aware of them, but they cannot clear all inlets at the same time. To protect your property against flooding, consider checking an inlet that is near your house and keep it clear of debris with a shovel or rake if you can do so safely. Do not venture into the road to clear an inlet or wade through deep or murky water. If you cannot safely clear the debris, please contact the Public Works Department at (262) 532-4700.
Heavy trucks D-T plates stay with the vehicle.
You can call (608)266-2353, 24 hours a day to change your address on your driver license. See change of address for information on change of address for your registration/license plates.
No tax is paid if the transfer is to immediate family. WisDOT Title & Registration Application
The property owner is fully responsible for maintaining adequate sewage flow to and through the sewer lateral, from the property structure to and into the village sewer main. When failure or stoppage of a sewer lateral occurs, village crews will respond only to check the sewer main to verify that the main is open and sewage is flowing. If the sewer main is found to be clear, it is the responsibility of the property owner to call a licensed plumber or drain cleaning service to correct the problem.
If you experience a sewer backup, call the Sewer Utility at (262)532-4850 or the Department of Public Works at (262) 532-4200. Please call the Menomonee Falls Police Department at (262) 532-1700 if the emergency occurs after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. We will dispatch a maintenance crew to your address to determine if the stoppage is in the Village main or your sewer lateral. If the Village main is found to be clear, it is the responsibility of the property owner to call a plumber or sewer / drain cleaning service to correct the problem. The property owner is responsible for maintaining adequate flow to and through the sewer lateral from the property structure to and into the Village sewer main. If the blockage is in the Village main, we will fix it as quickly as possible and keep you informed of what is being done.
A sewer backup can lead to disease, destruction of your valuables, damage to your house, and electrical malfunctions. Prompt cleanup of affected property can help minimize the inconvenience and damage. You should immediately arrange for the cleanup of your property:
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is a regional government agency that provides water reclamation and flood management services for about 1.1 million people in 28 communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area.
If you notice a foreign substance flowing into a storm drain inlet, please call the Sewer Utility at (262)532-4850 or the Department of Public Works at (262)532-4200. Please call the Menomonee Falls Police Department at (262)532-1700 should the emergency occur after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays.
Yes, since 2002 there is an agreement signed at the time of a development that requires a stormwater pond and other facilities to be inspected every 5 years and one report submitted to the Village. A homeowners association HOA may take on this responsibility for all owners in a subdivision. It is important though as an owner of a stormwater pond to inspect it at least yearly to make sure the pond outlet is not clogged, trash is removed and trees are not growing wild in the pond or on it's banks such as Willow trees.
Everyone can do their part to keep pollution from entering our rivers. Each one of us can make our rivers cleaner by: picking up trash, pick up pet waste from our yards and when walking our dogs, repairing any leaking oil from our cars and trucks, reducing pesticides and fertilizers we place on our lawns, and even washing our cars at a car wash rather than on our driveways.
Payment Options: We accept electronic payment, cash, or checks (made payable to: Village of Menomonee Falls).
Check out or payment guide: www.menomonee-falls.org/PayUtility
Pickup trucks may have up to four-inches plus for tires, and five-inches plus for suspension for a combination of an additional nine-inches over the manufacturers original specifications.
The following is a complete list of payment options:
A final read / billing is typically not done as the water / sewer is normally pro-rated at the time of closing. If for some reason it is not going to be pro-rated, we can do a final read / billing upon request.
For example:If the sample was taken through a hose.If you touched the inside of the bag.If the sample bag touched the spigot or faucet from where you collected the sample. If you changed the flow of the water.If you did not let the water run long enough.
It is up to the individual if you want to do another test.
If your water test fails, we automatically mail a sheet from the DNR with instructions on how to disinfect (chlorinate) the well.
Total coliform bacteria are used as indicators of microbial contamination of drinking water because testing for them is relatively simple. Coliform bacteria are hardier than many disease causing organisms; therefore, their absence from water is a good indication that the water is microbiologically safe for human consumption.