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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.
If you have an issue that needs to be addressed, contact city staff, the Mayor, or any of the Alderpersons to request this item be discussed. City staff will make a recommendation if the request should be addressed at council or committee level. We would like to have you attend the meeting so you can give an explanation of your concerns. We encourage residents to attend and participate in council and committee meetings.
The Prescott Area Food Shelf is sponsored by the Prescott Area Church Association and is staffed by local volunteers. It is open every Tuesday from 5 - 7 p.m. and Thursday from 9 - 11 a.m., or by appointment. The food shelf serves families living in the Prescott Area School District. Families are allowed 1 visit per month. To donate, volunteer or for more information, please call 715-262-4143. The Prescott Area Food Shelf is located at:720 St. Croix St.Prescott, WI 54021
The City Assessor is Accurate Appraisal. You may contact them at 1-920-749-8098 or on their website.
The city has contracted with Tennis Sanitation to pick up trash and recycling for all single family, 2 family, and 3 family residences. If you would like to start or change your service please contact Tennis at the information to the right.
On your pick-up day:
Click on this link to view what day your garbage will be picked up.
Garbage Pick Up Days By Color
Residents may select 1 of 2 options:
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.
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 Tennis Sanitation at 651-459-1887 to inquire about special item pick-ups.
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 6:30 a.m. on the day of pick up and Tennis did not pick it up, please call Tennis at 651-459-1887.
Please call Tennis Sanitation at 651-459-1887.
Please call City Hall at 715-262-5544, or Tennis at 651-459-1887 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.
To start your water and sewer service, you can:
About 1 week before you are moving you can:
We will schedule your meters to be read and get a forwarding address for your final utility bill. If you fail to notify us that you have moved you remain responsible for your account, even after you have moved.
Remember this is a quarterly utility bill. We bill for water, sewer, storm-water, and fire protection on the same bill. Please call 715-262-5544 for more information.
The average family of 4 uses approximately 16,000 gallons per month. This can vary considerably depending on your lifestyle. If you feel your water usage is too high, check for leaky faucets and toilets. A leaky faucet can waste 300 gallons of water a month, and a leaky toilet can waste 6,500 gallons of water a month. Your service charges are based on your water usage. If you do find leaks in your home, fixing them can reduce both your water and sewer costs. Call 715-262-5544 for more information.
Utility bills are due quarterly on the 20th of the month. A 1% penalty is charged monthly on all delinquent water and fire protection balances. A 1.5% penalty is charged on all sewer and storm water. All utility balances not paid by November 1st will be charged an additional 10% penalty and added to the property tax bill.
Consider this: an average utility bill of $200 that goes unpaid all year ($800/year) adds an extra $150 in penalties. If you are unable to pay your full bill, consider making smaller payments and it will help offset the penalties incurred. You may make a payment to your utility bill at any time, please include the property address and account number. Please call 715-262-5544 for more information.
All delinquent utility balances on November 1st are charged a 10% penalty and rolled to your property taxes. If you are a renter and have a delinquent utility balance, the balance will roll to the landlord's property taxes. Please call 715-262-5544 for more information.
Not at this time. In order to help keep staff time, meter reading, postage, paper, and envelope costs down, the city is set up to bill quarterly. You may send in a monthly prepayment of any amount to offset the quarterly billing. Please note the property address, name on your account, and account number, and your payment will be credited to your account promptly. Call 715-262-5544 for more information.