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Payments may be made in person at the Treasurer's Office in City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until January 31st.
Payments can also be made at one of the four Tri-City Bank branches located in Brookfield. You can find information regarding Tri City collection hours on the tax insert enclosed with the bill, or look on the News and Announcements page starting in early December.
In addition, a night depository "Drop Box" is located outside the main "clock tower" entrance on the north side of City Hall.
Mail payments are encouraged and should be MAILED EARLY. A return envelope is enclosed with your tax bill for your convenience. Please note: the West Allis PO Box on the return envelope is correct, because it is the location of our bank's processing center.
Any payments that are being mailed without the remittance portion should be mailed directly to 2000 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005. Please include the tax key number on the check.
Credit card and electronic check payments are available for real estate tax bills only, through the City of Brookfield website. Click on the "Payments" link on the home page and follow the onscreen instructions. Credit card transactions are subject to a 2.39% fee, with a $1.50 minimum transaction fee. Electronic check transactions are $1.50 per eCheck, $10 for transactions $10,000 or greater.
Taxpayers have the choice of paying in full or paying in two installments. Should you choose to pay in installments, the second installment is due to the Waukesha County Treasurer by July 31st.
Please mail or deliver second real estate tax bill installments directly to: Waukesha County Treasurer515 Moreland Blvd, Room 148 Waukesha, WI 53188 Phone: (262) 548-7029 Fax: (262) 896-8037or click on the following link: Pay Your Taxes Online
The selection procedure typically consists of a written examination. After this process has been completed, pursuant to City of Brookfield Police and Fire Commission Rules, successful candidates are placed on an eligibility list in rank order for hiring interview consideration. Finalists are subject to an extensive background check, post offer physical ability test, medical examination and drug screen. Current Job Opportunities
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If you appear at an Initial Appearance/Pre-trial Conference with a citation for Operating After Suspension/Revocation, the City Prosecutor will review your driving record with you to determine if you are suspended for non-payment of a Municipal Citation. If that is the case, the City Prosecutor may propose a settlement that allows you to follow a specific procedure to reinstate your driver's license. If, after the conference with the City Prosecutor, you are still unsure as to what you need to do to reinstate your driver's license, ask the City Prosecutor to re-explain your settlement proposal or ask the Judge when your case is called.
The City typically owns property adjacent to roadways which is referred to as the Right of Way (ROW). This area is where most utilities are located. The pruning or removal of trees located in this area is performed by the City. Residential streets typically have a ROW of 30’ from the center of the road. Arterial streets have a greater ROW. The Right-of-Way can vary greatly on both residential and arterial streets.
City owned trees are pruned on a city-wide programmed cycle. The City is divided into six forestry management units. Within each unit, all public trees in parks, street right-of-ways and public grounds are pruned. After all six units are pruned, the cycle will start over. Stated simply, all City trees will be pruned once every six years. This is the most effective process to care for City trees.
Annually, the City arborist conducts a city-wide tree removal survey of public trees. This usually occurs in September. Trees identified for removal will be marked with an orange dot. All dead or hazardous trees marked will be scheduled to be removed over the winter months.
Trees on Private Property
If you have questions about trees on your property, there are a number of ways to get information. The UW-Extension Horticulture Helpline can be called at (262) 548-7779 to answer your tree or horticulture questions.
On the web you can also access the University of Wisconsin’s urban horticulture site @ http://uwex.edu/ces/wihort/. There is an abundance of information in all areas of horticulture located there.
Finally, it may be best to call in a professional to evaluate your trees. A certified arborist can give you recommendations on the core of your trees. A list of certified arborists for hire can be found at the Wisconsin Arborist Association website @ http://www.waa-isa.org/
No person shall park any vehicle on any street in the city between two a.m. and six a.m. of any day except with express permission of the police department.
Q: Can I dispose of items that don’t fit into my trash can?
A: The Contractor will collect Bulky Items curbside weekly on the resident’s regularly scheduled collection day for no additional cost. Resident should call Advanced Disposal before the collection day to inform them of the bulky item placed at the end of driveway for pick-up and to get any additional information necessary for collection and disposal of the item.Bulky Items includes the following items generated at residential premises with no one item exceeding 50 pounds in weight:• furniture, including metal desks, mattresses and storage cabinets,• tied rolls of carpeting meeting the following requirements (four roll maximum per week): - not larger than 6 inches in diameter - no longer than 4 feet in length• sinks, concrete laundry tubs, and cast iron plumbing fixtures, • windows and doors, • large toys,• bicycles, • dismantled swing sets, • up to 5 securely tied bundles of lumber per Customer each month, meeting the following requirements: - not larger than 18 inches in diameter - no longer than 4 feet in length - free of nails or with nails bent over - from construction projects, including garages and sheds. • lawn mowers and snow throwers with no gas or oil in them, • any item (other than lumber) that can be cut or broken down meeting the following requirements: not longer than 6 feet in length and weighing less than 50 pounds.
Bulky Items does not include any item weighing in excess of 50 pounds or any of the following:• material generated at non-residential premises, including commercial business operations,• yard waste and branches,• sod, soil and stone, • broken concrete and asphalt, • brick, block, and stone, • railroad ties or similar type of retaining wall timbers, • remodeling debris, including shingles, • animal waste, • liquids, including paint, • hazardous waste,• fuel oil tanks, • any automotive parts including vehicle batteries and tires
This information is provided so you can begin planning now for this future water main assessment. The assessment may be paid in a lump sum or in a ten year timeframe at a 7% interest rate.
It must be stated that these are only examples of what the assessment could be, based on averages and bids received on projects in the past few years. Actual assessments will vary in the future as construction costs vary and the frontage of properties vary. These costs are meant to be representative only and in no way provide a guarantee of a maximum cost for the water main assessment. There are other rules that apply for oddly configured or small lots that affect the assessment costs. For further details, please contact the Engineering Division on rules for calculating water main assessments.
These sample assessments do NOT include the cost for property owners to install water service from the lot line to the house. These costs can range from $3,000 to $6,000 or more depending on internal plumbing, distance from the lot line to the house, trees or patios that may need to be restored, etc.
These water sprinkling regulations apply to all properties in the City, whether on private wells or the municipal system.
Exceptions: The Utility will allow exceptions to the policy if the property owner contacts the Utility to describe the condition for which an exception is sought and if the request fits into the following categories:• watering of newly established lawns, shrubs, or trees,• irrigation of crops,• commercial car washes that recycle their water,• golf courses that draw water from on-site retention ponds.
Additional restrictions may be placed on water sprinkling based on the need to conserve water resulting from dry conditions, mechanical failure of the wells/pumps or other emergency.