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The Assessed Value is the estimated market value of the property as determined by the Assessor. The Estimated Fair Market Value is the property’s Assessed Value divided by the average assessment ratio for the entire municipality. The average assessment ratio is the relationship between the total assessed value and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue’s estimate of total value for the municipality. More information on this subject can be found in the “Guide for Property Owners”.
A good time to discuss your assessment with an appraiser from the Assessor's Office is during the Open-Book session. If after discussing the value with an appraiser you are still in disagreement, you may appeal your assessment at the Board of Review. For additional information regarding the appeal process, you may refer to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue’s publication entitled: “Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Real Property Owners”
B) We also try to control the inside environment of the ambulance for the comfort of our patients. During periods where outside temperatures are such that the interior of the ambulance can cool down or heat up rapidly, we try to avoid creating a situation where our patients may be exposed to these same variations. In cases of traumatic injury, we must thoroughly examine our patients and frequently remove much of their clothing. After examination and treatment, the patient must be immobilized and prepared for transport.Keeping a patient warm is a fundamental part of the treatment protocol for trauma victims and failure to control the environmental temperatures can have negative consequences for patient outcomes. For obvious reasons, we would not want to place an 85 year old grandmother with a spinal injury on an aluminum stretcher and plastic backboard that is at anything less than 60 degrees.Imagine yourself in this situation and I think you will quickly understand.
C) The ambulances have a large amount of electronic devices and technology systems that run off of the 12 volt DC power system. Many of these devices and systems (including computers) continue to run and consume power even if the ambulance is shut down. When the engine idles, it is also keeping the electrical system charged and all of the on-board systems ready for action. If these items are left operating for longer periods of time without the engine running, we risk depleting the 12 volt batteries and not having sufficient reserve capacity to actually start the engine when needed. This is the same reason why the ambulances are connected to a 120 volt AC powered charging system as soon as they return to the station and are parked in the apparatus bay.
D) Believe it or not, but while idling, the diesel engines in our ambulances use very little fuel. We certainly are aware of your concerns and we try to avoid waste in all of our daily operations. However, for the reasons stated above, we feel that idling is a necessary practice in certain situations.
When approaching law enforcement and other emergency vehicles, tow trucks, road machinery or highway construction or maintenance vehicles (that are stopped on or near a highway and are using flashing emergency lights), you must move into a lane not nearest the stopped vehicle and travel in that lane until you have gone by the stopped vehicle(s). If it is unsafe to move into another lane, slow down until you have passed the stopped vehicle(s).
For the safety of our participants, programs are occasionally cancelled due to inclement weather. Please call the recreation weather line at (608) 821-8357 or visit our facebook page - City of Middleton Public Lands, Recreation, Forestry, and Youth Center.
Middleton Police Department
7341 Donna Drive
Middleton, WI 53562
Emergency - Call or Text 911
Non-emergency - Call or Text (608)824-7300
TDD Communications - (608)824-7300 or 911
Confidential Tipster Line - 608-824-7304
Administrative Office - (608)824-7305
Records - (608)824-7360
Fax - 608-833-9990
For the most up to date information about your rights and responsibilities, court procedures, citations and payment information, court forms and more, please visit the Middleton Municipal Court page at https://www.cityofmiddleton.us/103/Municipal-CourtMiddleton Municipal Court 7341 Donna DriveMiddleton, WI, 53562 (608)824-7370
The Middleton City Council has enacted a number of ordinances which, although not totally unique, may be new to you. The most commonly encountered are the following:
Outdoor Grilling: Per Fire Code 10.11.6, for other than one and two family dwellings, no hibachi, grill, or other similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose shall be used or kindled on any balcony, under any overhanging portion, or within 10ft (3m) of any structure.
Animal Control: All dogs and cats must be restrained by a leash when off the premises of the owner, and they are not allowed in city parks and convening areas. Dogs and cats must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. A license may be purchased from the City Clerk.
Discharging and Carrying of Firearms: Persons other than police officers are prohibited from discharging a firearm within the City. No person under the age of 18 may possess a firearm or ammunition for a firearm unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The definition of a firearm under this ordinance includes BB guns, pellet guns, etc.
Minors Under Fifteen: It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of fifteen (15) to be upon the streets or alleys or other public areas in the City between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am Sunday through Thursday and between the hours of 11:00pm and 5:00am Friday and Saturday, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Minors Over Fifteen and Under Eighteen: It shall be unlawful for any person fifteen (15) years of age and over and under the age of eighteen (18) years to be upon the streets or alleys or other public areas in the City between the hours of 11:00pm and 5:00am Sunday through Thursday and between the hours of 12:00am and 5:00am Friday and Saturday, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The provisions of this subsection not apply if:
No parent or legal guardian shall knowingly permit their child or ward to be on the streets, alleys or other public areas in the City of Middleton in violation of these subsections.
Alternate Parking: See Seasonal Parking below.
Bicycle Registration Click here to read the local ordinance and register your bicycle(s) for free.
Snow and Ice Removal: City Ordinance says that the owner, occupant or person in charge of each building, structure or unoccupied lot in the City fronting or abutting a street shall remove snow and ice from the sidewalk, including handicap ramps (the ramps between the sidewalk and the street) as well as from any fire hydrant adjacent to such building, structure or unoccupied lot. The snow and/or ice must be removed from the entire width of the sidewalk and handicap ramps and from fire hydrants within 24 hours following the end of the snowfall. If ice cannot be removed immediately, it shall be sprinkled with salt, sand or combination thereof until it can be removed. Snow shall be removed from fire hydrants to a point no higher than four (4) inches below the lowest outlet. No person may deposit snow or ice from private property or sidewalks, upon the sidewalk, roadway or street, or cause or order the same to be done.
On Street Parking: Vehicles or trailers cannot be parked on a public street for longer than 24 hours. For your own protection and the safe movement of traffic, we urge you to use off street parking whenever possible. Wisconsin law prohibits parking "against traffic" on all streets and highways.
Click here to view all City Ordinances for the City of Middleton.
There is at least one officer assigned to each of the 3 patrol districts 24 hours a day. To contact an officer assigned to your district, please visit our neighborhood officer page or call the police department dispatcher at 608-824-7300.
To help facilitate the removal of ice and snow from city streets during the winter months, the City has adopted seasonal parking ordinances. If it is necessary for you to leave a vehicle on the street between 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM from November 15 to March 15 of each year, park it on the even numbered side of the street on even numbered calendar days and likewise, park on the odd numbered side on odd numbered calendar days. To help ensure compliance, this ordinance is regularly enforced throughout the season. Click here for more information on Seasonal Night Parking.
Copies of police reports may be available from our Records Department during normal business hours, 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Incidents assigned for follow up investigation, or when citations have been issued or charges have been referred to the District Attorney’s Office may not be available until a later time.
Inquiries may be made via phone to the Records Department by calling 608-824-7360 or by sending an email. There is a charge of 25 cents per page for printed reports. In addition, a location fee may be charged if the cost to locate the record(s) in question is $50.00 or more. All requests will be processed as soon as practical and without delay. Most requests are satisfied within ten business days.
Click here to view our Public Records Notice (PDF).
Public fingerprinting services for the general public for jobs, professional licenses and other requirements are SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY effective December 16, 2022. If you are in need of this service, you can check with other area law enforcement agencies or visit FieldPrintWisconsin.com to search for other non-law enforcement options.
Trees that reside between the sidewalk and road (often referred to as the terrace) fall under City ownership and as such the City is responsible for pruning and removal as necessary. Tree pruning under and around power-lines is not conducted by city staff. This is handled by the utility companies themselves and they are regulated by law as to how much pruning is needed.
It is not permissible for a resident to prune city terrace trees. However if you do wish to have a city terrace tree(s) pruned to a greater degree or in a faster manner than what the city can provide, please contact the City Forester/Horticulturist, Mark Wegner, and you may be issued a permit to have a licensed, professional tree service do the work for you. We require this in order to maintain proper pruning techniques, to accurately track tree care activities, and to protect the city from liability issues.
For more information, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 608-821-8380 or visit the Parks & Recreation's Forestry webpage.
If you have an emergency after hours, please call the non-emergency Police Department at 608-824-7300. Dispatch is in contact with the Department of Public Works and can direct the response as required.
For non-emergencies after hours, your may report a problem through our website, email our general mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice message at 608-821-8370.
Scheduled brush collection will be provided once per month from April through October. Please see the City’s Brush Collection Policy for a description of the brush collection service. The following links provide a map of scheduled brush collection areas.
White Dot: Sections have been marked to draw your attention to defects in the section; repairs on these sections can be made by the property owner.
White Line: These sections that have been marked are either heaved or subsided, Saw Cutting or Mud Jacking repairs are required. These repairs must be made by a qualified person, firm or corporation.
Pink Dot: These sections have been scheduled for replacement. These repairs must be made by a qualified person, firm or corporation.
In some cases sidewalk sections adjacent to a curb ramp are marked for replacement so that the slope of the curb ramp can be reduced to meet standards of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The cost of these sections are covered by the City.
Shortly before the contractor is to begin concrete removal you will see new markings on the sidewalk. These new markings will be pink arrows showing the contractor where to make cuts and what sections need to be removed.
The property owners are assessed the full costs of the rehabilitation and replacement of Public Sidewalk along the frontage of their property and, a 25 % credit is given for work along a side yard frontage. (1-8-1996)
The City will pay 100% costs for the maintenance of Inter-Block sidewalks. (7-8-2002)
The City will pay for 50% of the costs for the REPLACEMENT of sidewalk sections when damaged is determined to have been caused by roots from city trees. (9-5-2017)
Curb and gutter rehabilitation or replacements are currently the responsibility of the City.
The City will pay 100% of the costs associated with curb ramps, when required by ADA Guidelines. This will also include up to 15 feet of sidewalk that might need to be adjusted to make the slopes comply with standards.
If a driveway apron is determined to be a safety hazard to the general public, and if it is currently surfaced with concrete or asphalt, the City will assess property owners half the costs to replace driveway aprons. Any new driveway aprons will be constructed of concrete per City standards. If driveway aprons are not currently paved, the full cost of the new concrete apron will be assessed to the property owner.
These obstructions are not limited to just removing snow and ice during the winter months. It will include issues like parked vehicles, signs, leaves, grass, flowers, plants and shrubs that are overhanging the sidewalk. In addition, limbs from trees located on private property must be pruned to a minimum 10-foot clearance above the sidewalk.
The City of Middleton will prune and maintain the terrace trees (between the curb and the sidewalk)- Please contact Public Lands at 608-821-8360, to inform the City Forester, Mark Wegner of the terrace trees that are in need of pruning.
Mud Jacking sections between June and early July.
Saw Cut sections between June and early July.
Removal and replacement of sections between Mid July and the start of the school year.
If you think the concrete work may conflict with something you have scheduled, please contact the project managers.
As the property owner, you have the option of causing the work to be performed by a qualified person, firm or corporation. Any work caused to be done by the property owner shall meet City standards, and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The removal and replacement, Mud Jacking, and Saw Cutting of sidewalk sections will require a Street Opening Permit; this is a no cost permit for tracking projects. While the rehabilitation of the public sidewalks such as filling small cracks etc, can be conducted by the property owner and does not require a Street Opening Permit.