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2019 Budget:  City Council Unanimously Approves the 2019 South Milwaukee Budget at the November 20, 2018 Meeting
The approved 2019 city budget includes a 3.5% decrease in the property tax levy, driven in large part by a reduction in city debt.
Check out the 2019 City Budget here.

Self-Deposit Reminder:
The Self-Deposit Station “Winter Hours” go into effect on December 1st 2018 and will continue until March 30th, 2019
Tuesday and Friday:          11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday:                            9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Leaf collection has ended for 2018. Any remaining leaves may be taken to the Self- Deposit Station. The daily user fee will be waived as long as you are dropping off leaves only.

Let’s “Light Up South Milwaukee” again this year!
Visiting again this year, Santa’s Elves will be back looking to honor the South Milwaukee homes and businesses with the best outdoor holiday lights displays.  Winners will receive a small cash prize, a yard sign, and recognition on the city website and Facebook pages – and be the envy of your block, and city.   You can enter more than one address.  The more, the merrier!

All entries must be submitted by December 10th.  Judging will occur on December 14th. The Beautification Committee will be sending out a “scouting elf” during the week of December 10th – so make sure you are ready!
Entries can be submitted via:
  • Pinned post on the City’s Facebook page.
  • Via our Google Form
  • Using our SM Work app – Look for the Light Up South Milwaukee category


Mayor’s Message – SM Works:  City Unveils New App and Online Issue Reporting System
South Milwaukee is proud to unveil SM Works, a new communication platform that serves as a gateway to information about South Milwaukee, quickly connecting residents and others with city services and the people who provide them.  SM Works is now available for download on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.  For additional information about SM Works, click here.

Treasurer’s Office Message
The 2018 Real Estate Tax bills have been mailed and should arrive the week of December 10th.  Tax bills do not forward.  If your address has changed, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 414-768-8052.  You can access and print your bill, check to see if it’s been paid, and print a receipt directly from our website.  Click on “Tax Bill Information” on the menu at the top left side of this page.  The 1st Installment is due January 31, 2019.  For more information and ways to pay, please visit the Treasurer’s Office page.

The New Look of South Milwaukee
We are reinventing ourselves in South Milwaukee, and as we do it, we are proud to launch our new city brand. We have a lot to be proud of in South Milwaukee, but nothing defines us like Grant Park, which makes Seven Bridges the perfect choice to visually represent who we are, and where we are headed. Add in the “Rocket red” color, typography, and purposeful word choice — including a decision to not go with an official slogan — and we have a logo that is uniquely South Milwaukee. Now the fun begins: Showing off this new mark.

Erik Brooks City of South Milwaukee Mayor

Looking for City Logo Merchandise?
Looking for some new gear with our City logo?  We have teamed up with some of our local businesses including Styled Aesthetic, JB’s Tee Shirt Factory, Mara’s Sewing House, and Gecko Leather Works to provide you with a variety of items to purchase!  For more information on items and where to purchase, click 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 

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.