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Bring a certified copy of your operator license or your course completion certificate to the City Clerk’s Office, at which time you will complete a license application to receive an operator’s license. A background investigation is conducted and Common Council approval is required before operator licenses are issued.
If you have not held an operator license in the State of Wisconsin or have not registered for or completed a Wisconsin State approved Responsible Beverage Server Training Course, you may not apply for an operator license. You may only apply for an operator license after you have registered for or completed a Wisconsin State approved Responsible Beverage Server Training Course.
Visit the Wisconsin State Department of Revenue website for a list of approved courses. You may apply for a provisional operator license with proof of registration for the course and a letter from your employer stating they would like the City to issue you a provisional operator’s license. Or, you may apply for a regular operator license (as explained above) after you receive your certificate of completion.
Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 414-329-5219 for more information.
Wisconsin State Department of Revenue
Visit our Licensing page and click on the Operator's (Bartender) License tab to view the application.
You can register online by visiting https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/RegisterToVote or go to our Voter Registration page to find an application to submit to the City Clerk's office.
You can request an absentee ballot online by visiting https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee or go to our Absentee Ballot page to find an application to submit to the City Clerk's office.
Go to our Elections page to find the dates of upcoming elections.
Visit our Elections page to find out your polling location.
The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
You can find a complete list of acceptable photo IDs at https://bringit.wi.gov/.
Aside from a post office delivery issue, if you recently purchased the home or business, you may not have received a tax bill. Our information is based on what Milwaukee County Register of Deeds sends to our Assessor’s office. We generally have all recorded changes from the County through October. To obtain a copy of the tax bill, please see question #4.
Yes, located on the bottom of the home page: Helpful Links > Tax Data > Tax Portal. Property type is "Real Estate," unless you are a business owner looking for your Personal Property bill. Search by only ONE criteria (i.e. Parcel Number, Last Name, House Number) and click Search to view a list of results. After finding your property, you can view the most recent tax bill. There is a button "Print Tax Bill" if you wish to print the bill. The Tax Portal is also where you go to make an online payment. Additional information on this process is listed under question # 9 below.
Yes, located in the Tax Portal (See question #4 for directions on how to navigate to it). If a payment was made, it will be noted in the Payments box. Select "Print Tax Details" to use as a receipt of payment. We process all payments as quickly as possible. When a payment is posted, the website is updated automatically.
(1) You can pay in person at the Treasurer’s Office at City Hall, 7325 W. Forest Home Ave.
(2) ONLY IN DECEMBER, Tri City in the Pick N Save Store at 76th and Cold Spring Rd. can take tax payments. You do not need to be a member of the bank and a receipt will be provided. When making a payment at the bank, you will need to bring a copy of your tax bill with you. Refer to the tax letter enclosed in your tax bill for current year’s hours of operation and phone numbers (a copy of the tax letter is also located in the "General Tax Bill Information" section of the City’s website).
******If you cannot make your payment during business hours, City Hall has a secured deposit box located on the south side of the building, to drop off check payments.******
Yes, credit card and E-check payments can be made online or by phone. There is a 2.39% transaction fee added for the credit card service, with a minimum fee of $1.50 for credit card payments. Visa debit cards incur a flat fee of $3.95. E-checks in an amount up to $10,000 have a flat fee of $1.50. E-checks for over $10,000 are charged a flat fee of $10.00.
To Pay Online: Using the City’s website, www.Greenfieldwi.us click on the "Pay Online" circle. Then click on "Taxes" and on the next screen click on the green writing for the tax portal. Click on the "I Accept" button if you agree to the terms and conditions. On the green grid screen, search for your parcel by only ONE criteria (i.e. Parcel Number, Last Name, or House Number and Street) and click on search. Select your account, choose "Make an Online Payment" and follow prompts.
Pay by phone: 1-866-526-8385. Real Estate Property Tax is Prompt 1, only use Prompt 2 for a business’ Personal Property bill. You will need to provide your 10 digit parcel # if making a real estate tax payment or 5 digit parcel # if making a business’ personal property tax payment.
If your tax payment is done through City Hall, the refund will be processed by our Accounting Department and a check will be issued after 15 business days. If your mortgage company sent payment directly to us and overpaid, the refund will be sent back to the mortgage company. However, the bank collecting taxes for us in December does offer a faster option:
At TRI CITY BANK, in the Pick ’N Save store on 76th St. and Cold Spring Rd, an immediate refund and confirmation of an overpayment will be provided. Cashier’s checks will be issued to all payees listed on the escrow check for the refund for both customers AND non-customers. Refunds may be cashed immediately with a valid ID as long as all payees are present.
Please keep in mind that December 31st is not a due date, BUT to ensure a payment receipt dated in December, a payment mailed to the City of Greenfield must have a properly addressed envelope, with a December postmark from a mail delivery service (i.e. the United States Postal Service, FedEx, etc.), in order for the December payment date to be honored. Payments received by our Treasurer's Office in January, having this proper December postmark date, will be processed as a December payment.
Some mortgage companies send escrow checks to a third party tax service before sending them to the City. In this case, your mortgage company may tell you the check was cut early in December, but we may not receive it until late December. To see when your escrow was received and obtain a receipt of payment, please refer to our Tax Portal on our website for paid tax bill information. Your receipt will reflect the date that the payment was received by the Treasurer's Office, not the date on the check.
Perhaps you do not qualify for the credit (see question #25 below for eligibility requirements). However, if you purchased a home that was not a primary residence for the previous owner, or you did not complete a Lottery and Gaming Credit Application in the past, no Lottery Credit was applied to your current property tax bill.
If you are eligible for the Lottery Credit and did not receive it, you need to complete an application form. The lottery form is available on the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Lottery Credit website (http://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/Form/lottery-home.aspx) or from our office. Return the completed form to the City of Greenfield Treasurer's Office, not the County Treasurer as directed on the Wisconsin Department of Revenue site. We must receive the completed form by January 31, in order to apply the credit to your current property tax bill. (If you missed the January 31st deadline, you can file a late claim application with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue by October 1st)
This type of tax refers to items such as machinery, furniture and fixtures used to operate a business. No change of location or sale of any personal property after January 1st affects the assessment for that year (Sec. 70.13(6)). There is no partial year pro-ration: You will still receive a City of Greenfield Personal Property Tax Bill for the full year. If you did not have personal property in the City of Greenfield on January 1 of the current tax year, please contact our Assessor’s Office at 414-329-5340.
Trash and recycling services for single family homes, 2-4 unit apartments, and some condominium complexes are provided. The City uses Johns Disposal Services 1-888-473-4701. The fee for this service is listed as a Special Charge under the Net Property Tax Amount on the Tax Bill. To obtain the current year’s recycling and yard waste calendar:
• The Public Works tab on this website has it listed for viewing or printing.
• It’s listed in the city’s “Recreator” magazine, which is mailed to all homes in December.
• At City Hall, pamphlets are kept in the literature wall racks located in the hallway
Yes, Greenfield Residents can dispose of used or unwanted sharps in an approved red "sharps" container. These containers are available for purchase at the Greenfield Health Department for $4. Learn more by visiting our sharps disposal webpage.
The Greenfield Health Department does not dispose of unused/unwanted medication. Here is a list of locations that have a drop-box for you to dispose of unused/unwanted medications:
Birth or death certificates can be obtained at the West Allis Health Department. Visit this website to learn more or call 414-302-8600.
Yes, TB Skin tests are available at the health department by appointment only. Please keep in mind that we can NOT place skin tests on Thursdays. A Tb Skin test requires 2 visits. You must be available to return 48-72 hours (2-3 days) after test placement to have results read.
Yes, visit our immunization website to learn more.
Jobs are posted on the Human Resources Page, and are posted on bulletin boards at City Hall in the Human Resources Department and in the lobby outside the Finance Department. You may also visit Human Resources website at https://www.ci.greenfield.wi.us/jobs.aspx.
There are no residency requirements.
Seasonal workers are hired primarily by our Parks and Recreation Department for a limited period of time to work in City park and recreational facilities. The Division of Public Works hires individuals 18 and over during summer months. Anyone interested should visit the Human Resources website at https://www.ci.greenfieldwi.us/jobs.aspx for available positions.
The application process is outlined within the posting of each available position. Please follow the application process for the position in which you are interested in applying for.
Applications for Firefighter and Police Officer are only accepted when an eligibility list is being established. When vacancies occur, candidates are drawn from that list. Eligibility lists are developed on a periodic basis, as the need arises. Anyone interested in submitting an application may visit the Human Resources website at https://www.ci.greenfieldwi.us/jobs.aspx for the application process.
The Library and School District are separate operating facilities, and each do their own hiring. Please visit websites at:
School District of Greenfield: https://www.greenfield.k12.wi.us/district/human-resources.cfm
Whitnall School District: https://www.whitnall.com/district/employment.cfm
No. We will contact all applicants regarding their status in the hiring process.
Property zoning can be obtained from the website, front page, the GIS button along the bottom. Type in the house number and select the street from the list. If further information is needed please contact 414-329-5342.
Please contact Inspection at 414-329-5330. Inspectors have daily office hours of 8:00 am – 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Mechanical type permits are issued and mailed to contractors within a few business days of their receipt. Those types of permit requiring review, such as commercial building & residential construction, can take between one to two weeks.
Yes, credit card payment may be made in person or via telephone during our daily business hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please contact Inspection at 414-329-5330 for more information.
Please contact Inspection at 414-329-5330 at least 24 hours in advance of when you would like an inspection appointment.
Please contact Inspection at 414-329-5330 and we can check the file to see if a survey is available.
The City does not have a surveyor on staff. An internet search using “Land Surveyors” would guide you to a State licensed surveyor and then you would make those arrangements privately.
This can be verified by Code Enforcement, at 414-727-8900.
Please contact Inspection at 414-329-5330 and we can check if any permits have been submitted for a particular address.
Variances are granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals, a citizen member panel. Please contact Inspection at 414-329-5330 to see if what you are pursuing meets the guidelines for a variance; mainly what hardship you are enduring that a variance would alleviate.
At the Greenfield Police Department, 24 hours per day.
At the Greenfield Municipal Court, Monday-Friday 8am to 5 pm.
Mail a letter to the Municipal Court5300 W Layton Avenue Greenfield, WI 53220
with the following information: Full Name Current address Current telephone number Driver’s license number Date parking ticket was issued The parking ticket number (located by PK in right-hand corner of ticket) Preference for either an 8:30 am or 5:30 pm court session
Once this information is received, we will send a letter with your assigned court date.
A court date will not be assigned by telephone.
Directions:From I-94: Take Highway 45 South to I-894 East to the South 60th Street exit. Go South (right). To first light, West Layton Avenue and go East (left). The Municipal Court is located on the north side.
From I-43: Take I-43 South to I-894 West to South 60th Street exit. Go South (left). To first light, West Layton Avenue and go East (left). The Municipal Court is located on the north side.
If you do not wish to contest the matter, you may pay your forfeiture by the scheduled Court date. Please enclose a copy of your citation. The Court will enter a plea of no contest with a finding of guilty - no appearance is necessary.
You may enter your plea in Court on the Court date indicated on the citation. If a juvenile (16 and under with a non-traffic offense), wants to appear at his/her Court date they must be accompanied by a parent and will be seen by the Judge in closed chambers.
You may enter a not guilty plea prior to your Court date in writing by mail or in person at the Court office. If a not guilty plea is entered the matter will be scheduled for a pretrial conference with the City Attorney.
If restitution is made to the victim make sure you get proof. You can bring that proof on your court date and the Judge will review your court case. With proof of restitution, the Judge may consider a reducing the fine.
Bring your registration slip and a $35 fee to the Municipal Court office Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. prior to your court date and the ticket will be dismissed.
Bring your registration slip to court on your assigned court date and present to the Judge.
If you do not wish to contest the matter, you may pay your forfeiture by the scheduled Court date and time. Please enclose a copy of your citation. The Court will enter a plea of no contest with a finding of guilty - no appearance is necessary.
You may enter your plea in Court on the Court date and time indicated on the citation.
Visa & MasterCard are accepted. If writing a check, the person signing must be present with valid identification.
You can mail a check or money order to the Greenfield Police Department.
Do not mail cash.
Overnight parking on any street or alley within the City shall be permitted year-round, with the exception of declared snow emergencies or on those streets where other parking restrictions or ordinances prevent or prohibit such parking. Motor vehicles parked overnight shall be parked only on the even-numbered side of the street on those nights bearing an even calendar date before midnight and on the odd-numbered side of the street on those nights bearing an odd calendar date before midnight. Enforcement of the provisions in this subsection will be between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. (Am. #2066)
The City Attorney is available to review your case. If you want to see the City Attorney, you will need to sign up at the Police Department window on your scheduled court date and time. The City Attorney takes cases on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up generally starts a half hour before the court time. The City Attorney will not see persons on dates other than your scheduled court date.
In person at the Greenfield Municipal CourtBy fax - call the Municipal Court for details.By email
Court dates will not be rescheduled by telephone.
Appear on the due date that is listed on your paperwork and speak with the Judge, or
Before your due date that is listed on your paperwork you can appear in the Municipal Court office for a one time 60 day extension of payment.
Directions:When leaving the Greenfield Municipal Court parking lot go East (left) onto West Layton Avenue to the 2nd traffic light, West Loomis Road, turn right. Go to the 2nd traffic light, West Grange Avenue, turn left and you will see the DMV on the left-hand side. Wisconsin DMV
According to Section 10.19 of the City of Greenfield Municipal Code (ordinance #2891), dogs are permitted in parks, as long as it's in a designated area as allowed in accordance with posted restrictions, and on a leash no more than six feet in length. Dogs are NOT allowed in parks at any time in picnic areas, children's play areas, athletic fields, or in the Farmer's Market. Dogs are also not allowed in parks during the annual Dan Jansen Family Festival, Fourth of July events, concert in the park events, and other special events. The City ordinance does not pertain to service dogs, or dogs that are necessary and required by any person having a hearing or sight impairment or disability. Please pick up after your pet and dispose off premises.
In addition, small groups of 24 or less have the option of renting the “portico” area attached to the garage facility at Konkel Park or the new gazebo area just off the parking lot at Konkel Park. Permit reservations are taken for the current year on the first business day of the new year and require a completed permit and payment of fees to secure your date.
Please call the Parks and Recreation Department for information on rates and availability or visit the Konkel Park Facilities page to find the forms needed.
Picnic areas/tables are available at all city parks without a permit on a first come first-served basis. Konkel Park Facilities Page
In addition, those 18 and over can apply for summer seasonal park laborer positions and concession stand workers. Some positions (lifeguard, water safety instructor, head program instructor) may require extra certifications and/or training, some of which are offered through the Recreation Department. Pay rates start at minimum wage and increase as training and/or level of responsibility increases.
The amount of financial assistance is determined by the Director of Parks and Recreation based on the information provided and is valid for the current season. Additional information may be required or updated assistance forms needed for subsequent seasons.
Also if the class is full by that date, we may offer another class time or place your name on a waiting list for an enlarged class roster or another class date. Once the “Time Out” date has passed, you may still be able to register for a class if openings still exist. Some classes will be closed as of the “Time Out” date so materials can be prepared. Please plan ahead using the “Time Out” date as your guide.
A copy is automatically mailed to all Greenfield residents (single family and multi-family addresses) 3 times per year. Copies are also available at City Hall and at the Greenfield Library. In addition, Greenfield and Whitnall school offices have “reference” copies as does the Hales Corners Library.
This submittal should include a description (detailed as possible) of your program, the ages you wish to reach, supplies and/or room set-up needed and fee that you would charge to teach your class. Program suggestions are always encouraged by calling the department or jotting down your idea at the bottom of your registration form on the space provided.
Applications to appear before the Plan Commission must be received by the Department of Neighborhood Services Community Development Division by the second Thursday of the month prior to the meeting in which you wish to appear. All applications, fees, and applicable materials must be submitted at this time. Incomplete submittals will not be accepted. Applications can either be obtained online or at the Community Development Division. It is highly recommended that you contact the Community Development Manager at 414-329-5342 to determine if a pre-submittal meeting with staff is needed. 2020 Plan Commission Meeting Schedule & Deadlines
Request: Schedule of Meetings (Timeline)
Certified Survey Map: Staff > Plan Commission > Common Council (4-6 weeks). Planned Unit Development: Combination of many meetings (9-12 months). Rezoning: Staff > Plan Commission > Public Hearing > Common Council (6-10 weeks). Site/Building/Landscape Review: Staff > Plan Commission > Common Council (4-6 weeks). Special Use: Staff > Plan Commission > Public Hearing > Common Council (6-10 weeks). Subdivision Plat: Combination of many meetings (6-12 months).
Fees for different applications vary for each request. The Planning Commission Application Fees List can be obtained online or at the Community Development Division. In addition, there may be separate charges as outlined in the Engineering Charges Form.
Setbacks vary depending on your zoning classification. In order to find your setbacks, you first need to find out your zoning. You can find out your zoning by using the online Property Information Search or by contacting the Community Development Division. Once you know your zoning, view the Chapter 21 of the Greenfield Municipal Code to find your setback requirements or contact the Community Development Division.
All proposed actions, prior to plan approval from the Common Council, should be first submitted to Community Development staff for their recommendation. Staff will then forward the plans to the Plan Commission. The Plan Commission will then make their recommendation to the Common Council. Plans and specifications shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the nature and character of the work proposed. A Planning Commission Checklist can be obtained online or at the Community Development Division.
Staff will meet 2 weeks prior to the Plan Commission meeting to review your plans. You will be notified as soon as possible if any revisions are needed. You will be given an opportunity to revise your plans before the meeting; however, any revisions must be received before the agenda is sent out on the Thursday prior to the meeting. The Plan Commission will not review any plan revisions that have not been first reviewed by staff. A copy of the agenda and staff report for your item will be sent to you on the Thursday prior to the meeting.
At the meeting, staff will present their recommendations, after which you will have an opportunity to address the Plan Commission to provide additional information or to answer any questions. The Plan Commission generally will vote on your item the same evening and forward their recommendation to the Common Council. After the meeting you will be sent a copy of the minutes of the Plan Commission meeting confirming the Commission’s recommendation, along with any conditions of approval. Once the Common Council has taken its action, please contact the Community Development Division for any necessary follow-up steps.
To determine what the zoning designation is for a piece of property use the online Property Information Search or contact the Community Development Division.
The Greenfield Comprehensive Plan is a comprehensive long-range plan intended to guide the growth and development of the City of Greenfield. The plan is intended for future land use and infrastructure development and protection of natural resources, developed in accordance with the requirements of Section 66.1001 of the Wisconsin Statutes. A comprehensive plan must address the 9 “Smart Growth” elements specified in the Statutes; must provide opportunities for public participation; and must be adopted by an ordinance of the governing body.
The Plan Commission meets at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (holidays excepted) at: Greenfield City Hall Council Chambers Room 100 7325 W Forest Home Avenue Greenfield, WI 53220 View the meeting schedules online or contact the Community Development Division for more information.
The Greenfield Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If a clerk is not on duty, an intercom in the vestibule will put you in touch with a dispatcher.
DURING SNOW EMERGENCIES:
* NO PARKING ON ALL MAIN STREETS
(S. 27th Street, S. 35th Street, S. 43rd Street, S. 51st Street, S. 60th Street, S. 68th Street, S. 76th Street, S. 84th Street, S. 92nd Street, S. 104th Street, S. 112th Street, S. 116th Street, S. 124th Street and W. Morgan Avenue, W. Howard Avenue, W. Coldspring Road, W. Layton Avenue, W. Edgerton Avenue, W. Grange Avenue, W. Ramsey Avenue, W. College Avenue, W. Loomis Road, W. Forest Home Avenue, W. Beloit Road, S. 31st Street between W. Edgerton Avenue and W. Grange Avenue). Parking on all other streets in the city is restricted to alternate side AT ALL TIMES (park on the side of the road with even addresses on the even day and odd addresses on the odd day).
A City of Greenfield citation, whether it be traffic related or an ordinance violation, is handled under the jurisdiction of the Greenfield Municipal Court.
If you wish to contest the citation, you must appear in court on the date and time indicated on the citation. At that time you will be given an opportunity to enter a plea to the offense. If your plea is "Not Guilty", you will be given a trial date on which to return and present evidence to the Judge. If your plea is "Guilty" or "No Contest" you will be found guilty, but the Judge will give you an opportunity to speak on your own behalf and offer any mitigating circumstances.
In most circumstances, the Judge will give consideration to those individuals who have corrected driver license, registration and equipment violations and who bring proof to court.
The Greenfield Police Department utilizes N and S Towing of West Allis. In most circumstances, the vehicle will not be held at the Police Department impound lot, but would instead be held by N and S Towing at their yard. Contact the officer who handled the case or N and S Towing to find out the location of your vehicle.
N and S Towing can also advise you regarding payment of the towing fees and storage charges. If a vehicle is impounded at the Greenfield Police Department, all towing fees must be paid to N and S before the vehicle is released. A receipt must be shown to pick up your vehicle. N and S can be reached at 414-476-8697 and are located at 1719 S. 83rd St, West Allis, Wisconsin 53214.
Reports are usually available within 5 days after the incident and can be requested in person at the Law Enforcement Center from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week, online and over the phone (414) 761-5300. The cost for a report is $.25 per page, $1.00 per page for photos and $8.00 for a DVD. Please consult the clerical page for further information.
Vehicle registration and driver licensing is handled by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The Motor Vehicle Department has an on line registration renewal site. The nearest Motor Vehicle Station is at 5500 West Grange Avenue and can be reached at 414-266-1000.
In order to make a records request you can either fill out the request form online through the Greenfield Police Department website, by calling the records department (414) 761-5300 ext #4 or coming into the police department itself and speaking with a clerk there. The records department is open everyday including weekends and holidays from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.