Welcome to South Milwaukee

CLOSED: Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th
The City of South Milwaukee’s government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.  Emergency services will continue.
Garbage and yellow week recycling normally picked up on Thursday November 23th will be picked up on Saturday, November 25th.
The Self Deposit Station will be closed on Friday, November 24th and will be open on Saturday, November 25th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The City of South Milwaukee wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Police and Fire Commission Chooses Next Police Chief: William Jessup

The South Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission has chosen our next Police Chief: longstanding Milwaukee Police Department leader William Jessup.

The commission offered Jessup the job at its meeting on Thursday night, contingent on standard pre-employment testing.

Jessup has been with the Milwaukee Police Department for 27 years and currently serves as an assistant chief for MPD, heading its Investigations & Intelligence and Risk Management Bureaus, which include the Training Academy, Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications, Internal Affairs, Public Relations, and budgeting.  Learn more here.

2018 Draft Budget Summary read more >

Winter Parking Permits Are Available
Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and purchase your winter parking permits early.  The South Milwaukee Police Department will have limited evening hours available to purchase permits, so plan accordingly. The cost of permits this year is $30 per month or $100 for the entire 4-month season.   Hours and availability to purchase permits can be found on their website.

Fall Leaf Collection Update – November 6, 2017
The annual fall leaf collection is underway.  This process is weather dependent.  This year we have yet to have a hard freeze, which is needed for some species of trees to shed their leaves.  Many trees are still full of leaves, which is late for this time of year.  Due to this delay, the South Milwaukee Street Department will extend the final date to put out leaves from November to November 26, Thanksgiving weekend.  After this date, a final pass will be made throughout the city to collect the remaining leaf piles.  Please do not add any leaf piles to the gutter after November 26, 2017, as they may not be picked up. Leaves may also be taken to the Self Deposit Station (SDS), 1106 Blake Avenue.  The $2.00 user fee will be waived if you are only disposing of leaves.

Should a winter storm arrive before our final pass, the leaf collection equipment will be removed from the vehicles to install snow plows and leaf collection will end.  Remaining leaves can be taken to the SDS and the $2.00 user fee waived if you are only disposing of leaves.  Your patience is much appreciated.

Old Fashioned Christmas Parade and Events at City Hall read more.

Sunday, November 26th
Parade Starts at 1:00 pm – Santa, Crafts, Hayrides and More at City Hall, 2424 15th Avenue starts after the parade.

Investing in Infrastructure: WE Energies Project in South Milwaukee
Work is beginning in April on a WE Energies project to upgrade natural gas facilities in a number of neighborhoods in South Milwaukee.
Click here for more information

Treasurer’s Office Update
All delinquent Real Estate Tax bills must now be paid directly to the Milwaukee County Treasurer’s Office at the following address: 901 North 9th Street Courthouse, Room 102 Milwaukee, WI 53233-1462.  Telephone: 414-278-4033  Please visit the Treasurer’s Office page for more tax information.

Self Deposit Station 1106 Blake Avenue
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
The station may be CLOSED during inclement weather.

Learn more here 

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.