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The process for obtaining a permit is to complete an application which you can get from City Hall or find on the website in the Building Inspections / Zoning page. A completed application, proper documentation, and fees need to be submitted to city hall. The type of work you are doing will determine the required submittal documents. The type of the project will determine the fees. Once your application has been received it will be reviewed. If the submittal documents require corrections, or it is incomplete, it may take longer. Make sure that you start your paperwork early. We do not want the city review to hold up your schedule. When the review is completed a building permit will be issued and you will be notified that the permit is ready for pickup at City Hall. The Hard paper page of the permit must be displayed as to be visible from the street.
If you are using a contractor for any work, verify they are Wisconsin Certified if required.
Permits are required for all new construction and most home, commercial and industrial improvements or remodeling. The purpose of the permit is to ensure that the building project meets minimum planning, building, zoning and set-back requirements enforced by the City of Prescott. Fees charged for permits are used to help offset the cost of inspection and code enforcement. If you are planning to do a project that includes any of the following, you must receive approval from the city and obtain an approved permit prior to beginning work or calling Digger's Hotline. Many permit applications will require the exposure of your property monuments (pins) for inspection before a permit can be issued.
Permits are required to/for:
The process for obtaining a permit is to complete an application which you can get from city hall or find on the Building Inspections / Zoning webpage. A completed application, proper documentation, and fees need to be submitted to city hall. The type of work you are doing will determine the required submittal documents. The type of the project will determine the fees. Once your application has been received it will be reviewed. If the submittal documents require corrections, or it is incomplete, it may take longer. Make sure that you start your paperwork early. We don’t want the city review to hold up your schedule. When the review is completed a building permit will be issued and you will be notified that the permit is ready for pickup at city hall. The hard paper page of the permit must be displayed as to be visible from the street.
The City Assessor is Accurate Appraisal. You may contact them at 1-920-749-8098 or on their website.
The date on your citation is the date of your initial appearance. An initial appearance is your opportunity to enter a plea to the charge. You may plead guilty, no contest, or not guilty. The initial appearance is not the pretrial or trial date. If you plead guilty or no contest, the court will find you guilty and the matter will be resolved at the initial appearance. Be prepared to pay the citation at that time. If you require a payment plan, be prepared to make a minimal payment. If you plead not guilty, your case will be scheduled for a pretrial conference with the City Attorney at a later date.
Your appearance is not required at court unless indicated on the ticket with the appearance required box checked. If you are planning to plea not guilty, you may do so in writing prior to your court date and the court clerk will schedule a pretrial conference and notify you of that date and time by mail. If you want to appear at your court date but can't due to illness or other reasons, you should contact the Clerk of Court. If you have pled not guilty and a pretrial has been scheduled and you do not appear or contact the City Attorney's office directly before the pretrial date and time, you will be found guilty by default.
Prescott Municipal Court holds hearings on one Tuesday of each month, depending on the Judge's schedule. Court will be held at Prescott City Hall, 800 Borner Street, Prescott, WI 54021. The Court's 2023 calendar is as follows:
If you are not present for the Initial Appearance, a no contest plea will be entered on your behalf and you will be adjudged guilty. You will then have 60 days to pay your citation. If you fail to pay within the 60 days, your driver's license will be suspended for 1 year, a warrant may be issued for your arrest and you will be sent to the State of Wisconsin for collections.
If you have questions about the assessed value of your home or business, please contact Accurate Appraisal at 1-920-749-8098 or attend Open Book. Open Book refers to a period of time when the completed assessment roll is open for examination. At Open Book, the assessor is allowed to make any changes that are necessary to perfect the assessment roll. You will need to make an appointment for Open Book by calling City Hall.
If you have discussed your assessment with the Assessor and you are not satisfied, you may appear before the Board of Review. You must provide the board's clerk with written or oral notice of your intent to file an objection at least 48 hours before the first scheduled meeting of the Board of Review. In addition, a written and signed form of objection to property assessment must be filled out and filed with the board's clerk within the first 2 hours of the Board of Review's first scheduled meeting. The dates and times of the Open Book and Board of Review will be posted at City Hall and published in the paper. Assessments can not be changed for a tax year after the Board of Review.
Recreational Fire Regulations
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Fire Chief Chad Johnson.
Permits can be purchased by mail or in person at Prescott City Hall:
800 Borner St
Prescott, WI 54021
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Your mail-in request must include:
All requests for permits via mail will be processed the day they are received.
Fees for a seasonal boat launch permit:
One permit per boat or watercraft. Permits are not interchangeable between any other boats or watercraft you own. Overnight parking is not permitted at the boat launch. Citations will be issued for overnight parking.
Residents may want to dedicate trees or benches on behalf of a family, organization, business, or in memory of a loved one. The city will provide a list of specific trees and a bench style that can be donated to the park of the donor's choice. The tree or bench will have a plaque to identify the donor. Please call 715-262-5544 for more information.
You can register an automobile or light truck online with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation if you have registration plates to transfer from an automobile or light truck that you previously owned to the automobile or light truck you now own and can pay the registration fees and sales tax with a credit card.
You can register an automobile or light truck if you have no registration plates to transfer at the Pierce County Sheriff's Office, 411 Main St., Ellsworth, WI from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. The Prescott Police Department does not offer motor vehicle registration services. Registration Technology Inc. (RTI) is an authorized partner of the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles and is pleased to announce that EZ-TAB is now available at the Ptacek’s IGA located in Prescott, WI. EZ-TAB is an easy to use self-service kiosk that will renew your WI license plate, dispense your vehicle’s registration and license plate sticker (tag/tab), all in real time with the WI DMV. EZ-TAB gives you everything you need instantly. EZ-TAB is paid for and provided by RTI at $0 cost to the DMV or the State of WI. Support EZ-TAB at the following location: • Ptacek’s IGA at 1449 Orrin Rd, Prescott, WI 54021 Ptacek’s IGA is doing their part to provide services that help the citizens of Prescott and the surrounding communities. http://ez-tab.com/
Yes. Click the link below to read the use of force policy.
Prescott Police Department Use of Force Police
The compost site is located at W12000 620th Avenue. From the east side city limits (Hwy10), go 1.5 miles east. Turn left (north) on 620th Avenue and go approximately 0.8 miles to the compost driveway on the left (north) side of the road. The compost site is open seasonally. Efforts are made to open early spring and remain open until just before the firearms deer hunting season. Days of operation during this time may vary, and are currently Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Give us a call, see our City's calendar, our City's websites homepage or our Facebook page for current hours.
Residents can contact GFL at 715-792-5209 to contract with GFL for the disposal of these items.
The compost site is open seasonally. Efforts are made to open early spring and remain open until just before the firearms deer hunting season. Hours of operation and days open very throughout the season. Check the front page of the website or call City Hall for accurate days and times. The compost site is located at W12000 620th Avenue. From the east side city limits (Hwy10), go 1.5 miles east. Turn left (north) on 620th Avenue and go approximately 0.8 miles to the compost driveway on the left (north) side of the road.
If your refuse/recycling was placed at the curb prior to 6 a.m. on the day of pick up and GFL did not pick it up, please call GFL at 715-792-5209 to schedule a pick up.
Please call City Hall at 715-262-5544 for billing and/or container size issues.
Please call City Hall at 715-262-5544, or GFL at 715-792-5209 with any service concerns.
Only yard, garden and kitchen waste (defined in Ordinance 329-8) can be dropped off at the compost site. Tree limbs will be accepted if no larger than 6" diameter. Larger tree trunks and root balls of any size are not accepted. Other wood items (consumer products) of any kind are not accepted.
Remember this is a quarterly utility bill. We bill for water, sewer, stormwater, fire protection, trash and recycling on the same bill. Please call 715-262-5544 for more information.