For Our Residents

Building Permits:

Contact the Building Inspection Department at (262) 691-9107 prior to starting any work to discuss if permits are required. The Building Inspection Department is located at Pewaukee City Hall (W240N3065 Pewaukee Road). Inspectors are available Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 10:00am. Please click here to view/print permit application forms.

Burning Regulations/Permits:

Burn Permits can be obtained at Village Hall during business hours.  There is no fee for the permits.  For a copy of the permit form Click Here.

Cemetery Info:

The Village of Pewaukee manages Forest Hill Cemetery located at 300 School Street. Forest Hill records are kept at Village Hall. Please contact the Village at (262) 691-5660 for additional cemetery information.

Dog Licenses:

In the state of Wisconsin, all dogs over 5 months of age are required to be licensed. Dog licenses are issued at Pewaukee Village Hall and are valid through December 31st of the year issued. Proof of rabies vaccination must be provided when a license is applied for. The 2015 Dog License Application is available here. Please click here to view important pet waste information from Waukesha County.

Downtown/Lakefront Park Parking:

Free public parking is available along West Wisconsin Avenue. Please pay close attention to the posted signs. Some areas are designated as ‘drop-off’ zones. Free parking is also available at two different locations in the Village.  The first lot is located at 100 Capitol Drive at the intersection of West Wisconsin Avenue and Capitol Drive, near the railroad tracks.  The second lot is located at 201 Oakton Avenue, approximately a block east of the intersection of Oakton Avenue and Main Street.  Click here to view a location map for the public lots.

Gypsy Moth Info:

The Village participated in the Gypsy Moth Suppression program in 2002 and 2003, which resulted in a portion of the Village being aerial sprayed to limit the gypsy moth population. The program is coordinated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. For information regarding gypsy moths, please visit UW-Extension/WI DNR

Mercury Disposal Info:

For information regarding the importance of proper disposal of Mercury, please visit Waukesha County Mercury Collection Program

Notary Service:

Feel free to stop at Village Hall to have a document notarized. There is no charge for the notary service.


The Village of Pewaukee Municipal Code is available online here.

Parks and Recreation:

Please visit the City of Pewaukee Parks and Recreation page for more information on classes and reserving parks.

Property Assessment Info:

Property information (assessed value, sq. footage, year built, etc.) is available by clicking here.

Radon Information:

Click here for Radon Information

Recycling Center:

The Village’s Recycling Center is located at 552 Hickory Street.

The Center is open from 4pm-7pm on Wednesdays (mid-March – late-October) and from 9am-3pm on Saturdays (March-December).

A variety of items are accepted at the Recycling Center, including bottles, cans, newspaper, used motor oil, cardboard and yard waste. Hazardous Waste (pesticides, chemicals, paints and cleaning products) is not accepted at the Village’s Recycling Center. However, such items are collected at various sites throughout Waukesha County.

For information regarding Hazardous Waste Collection, please call (262) 896-8300 or visit Waukesha County Recycling

Smart Growth:

The Village of Pewaukee participated in the Waukesha County Cooperative Planning Process. For more information regarding the Comprehensive Development Plan for Waukesha County, please visit: Waukesha County Parks & Land Use

Stormwater Information:

Please click here to view the Village of Pewaukee’s 2014 Stormwater Report. Additional stormwater information is available here.

Tax Info:

Each year, the tax rate is typically set in late November, and tax bills are then mailed by the third Monday in December. The 2016 Village tax rate is $5.50525/$1,000 of assessed value. The total 2016 mill rate in the Village of Pewaukee is $17.3989275/$1,000 of assessed value.

Taxes are paid directly to the Waukesha County Treasurer.

Additional tax information is available here: Waukesha County Tax Listing

Temporary Sign Requirements:

The Village of Pewaukee recently updated their sign ordinance. Temporary signs are no longer allowed in the public right-of-way. Please see this map for an example of where the Public Right-of-Way is located. For more information please read this Memorandum from our Village Administrator and Village Attorney. Please feel free to contact Village Hall with any questions. Thank you.

Trash Collection:

The Village of Pewaukee contracts with Advanced Disposal for trash collection at single and some multi-family residences. The majority of apartment buildings, condos and businesses do not receive trash collection through the Village’s contracted service.

The fee for trash collection is included in the quarterly utility bills sent out by the Village (see ‘Water/Utility Bills’ for more information).

Residents should call Advanced Disposal ahead of time at (262) 367-6040 before placing any large items for collection.

The Village’s contract agreement with Advanced Disposal does not include collection of freon appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers or dehumidifiers. However, residents may contact Advanced Disposal at (262) 367-6040 to arrange for a special pick up of such items. The typical fee for such a pick up is $25.00.

Please be advised that Advanced Disposal is not responsible for items which are not meant for disposal but are left within 10′ of a resident’s garbage cans on collection day.

Please visit the ADS website for additional information on refuse and recycling collection.

You can also visit the Waukesha County Recycling website for additional information.

Not sure if your recycling is picked up this week?  Click here for the 2017 calendar and here for the map showing routes.

Please remember to recycle everything you can.

Voting Info:

Residents may register to vote during regular office hours at Village Hall or at their polling place on Election Day.

For purposes of voter registration, residents must provide a form of identification that constitutes proof of residence in the Village of Pewaukee. A current driver’s license is acceptable if it shows a Village of Pewaukee address. If not, an additional form of identification must be shown such as a utility bill that indicates the address information.

The Village Clerk’s Office strongly recommends that voters register at Village Hall prior to Election Day in order to avoid the possibility of having to wait in line to register prior to voting.

The Village has two polling locations. Voters in wards 1-5 vote at Pewaukee Public Library, 210 Main Street. Voters in wards 6-10 vote at Village Hall, 235 Hickory Street. Click Here to find out which ward/polling place you are assigned to.

Water/Utility Bills:

Water/Utility bills are sent out on a quarterly basis. Bills are mailed out in early January, April, July and October. Payment is due by the 1st of February, May, August and November.

CLICK HERE to pay your bill online.

Most utility bills include charges for water, sewer, stormwater management, public fire protection and refuse service. Water and sewer charges are calculated according to the number of gallons of water used. The refuse rate is a flat rate per quarter.

Residents who use a lot of outside water for gardening, car washing, etc. often choose to purchase an exemption meter to monitor the amount of outside water used. Properties with a valid exemption meter are not charged the sewer fee for the water used outside. Please contact Rebecca Higby at (262) 691-5660 for more information about exemption meters.

Water Quality:

The Village’s water system is constantly monitored for quality purposes. Testing occurs on a regular basis and test results are sent to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Click Here to view the 2014 Quality on Tap Report.