Welcome to South Milwaukee

Mayor Erik Brooks

Mayor’s Message – Best of the Best All Year Long
The mission of the South Milwaukee Beautification Committee is “to promote, encourage, and work to enhance the beauty of the City of South Milwaukee.” Our new Beautification Awards program will bring that mission to life, one local property at a time, all year long.  We are proud to unveil the Beautification Awards, a series of honors for the “best of the best” homes, businesses and organizations when it comes to making our city beautiful.  Start planting and decorating now, and get ready to submit your entries!
Details on the awards and how to enter can be found here.

Water Bill Collections- NOTICE OF CHANGE
Please be advised that the Tri-City Bank located inside Pick ‘n Save at 2931 S. Chicago Avenue is closing.  Therefore, you will no longer be able to make your water/sewer payments at this location.  Payments can still be made at the main Tri-City branch location- 2115 10th Avenue.

South Milwaukee Police – Safety and Security Expo – Saturday June 9, 2018 – 10 AM – 1 PM
The South Milwaukee Police Department is happy to announce that we will be hosting our first ever “Safety and Security Expo”! We welcome all South Milwaukee residents, block watch groups, and business owners to attend the Expo. STANLEY Security, Home Depot, Able Security Systems, & Bonafide Security Solutions are just a few of the many Safety & Security vendors that will be at the Expo to answer your questions and demonstrate their products/ services. This Expo is free to attend!

Safety and Security Expo
Saturday June 9. 2018
10am – 1pm
South Milwaukee Council Chambers
2424 15th Avenue
South Milwaukee, WI 53172

South Milwaukee Resident Discounts at Local Garden and Nursery Centers
The South Milwaukee Beautification Committee is sponsoring a number of discounts at local garden centers and nurseries.  Learn about the discounts and the nurseries participating here.

Investing in Clean Water: Improvements Coming to our Water, Wastewater Facilities
We continue to make necessary investments in our infrastructure, and this includes more than $8.8 million in improvements to our water and wastewater plants, starting this spring.  Learn more information on our improvements and construction updates here.

Friendly Reminder: Spring Yard Clean Up
Please be reminded that residents are not permitted to place any material in the gutters.  Residents are only allowed to place leaves in the gutters from the period of October 1st to November 30th annually.  All other yard waste, grass, and spring rakings must be bagged and taken to the Self-Deposit Station at 1106 Blake Ave.  There is a $3.00 per day usage fee for the Self-Deposit Station.

Self Deposit Station will no longer accept asphalt shingles, beginning March 12th.
Homeowners who pull a permit for a roof tear off will have to rent a dumpster, or find other means to dispose of the old roofing material.  Contractors who pull a permit are not affected by this change, as they are already not allowed to dispose of materials at the Self Deposit Station.
Reasons for the change:
– Asphalt shingles are a recyclable item
– They are a heavy and costly item for the City to dispose of
– The unloading process is time consuming and often creates backups at the Self-Deposit Station
– It is a messy clean-up process

Bartender/Seller License Renewals
It is no longer necessary to renew your license in person. A renewal application is available here, and can be mailed along with the renewal fees.
Current licenses will expire June 30, 2018. Bartenders/sellers should apply no later than May 25th to allow time for processing of the applications.

Please note that the renewal application is only for those who have held a license in South Milwaukee sometime in the last two years. For more information about South Milwaukee bartender/seller licenses and how to apply for a license for the first time, click here.

Happening Now: South Milwaukee Health Department Community Health Survey
Learn more here

Self Deposit Station Summer Hours: (April 1 – November 30)
Open Tuesday AND Friday 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CLOSED Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Learn more here 

Citizens need to be mindful of the increase in coyote activity.  Especially if they have small pets, they should keep a close eye on their pets when outside.  Adult coyotes typically mate in February so residents may see an increase in activity. Click here for more information.

Board of Review
To appear before the Board of Review, you must file your intent by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018.
Open Book Monday, July 23, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Other times available by appointment.)
Board of Review meetings: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Bird City Wisconsin
South Milwaukee is a healthy community for birds… and people

The City of South Milwaukee is committed to making our community healthy for birds and people,
and is proud to be a designated Bird City Wisconsin. Click here for more information.

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.