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:
- The minor is going home from a school sponsored activity when the activity ends after the applicable curfew, or
- The minor is going to or returning from their place of employment.
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.