Respect Our Waters

Respect Our Waters

Did you know that in a green infrastructure system, native plant and tree roots, special soils, and temporary storage systems allow rainwater to be captured or absorbed on site instead of causing floods or picking up pollution?

You can see Green Infrastructure at work in West Milwaukee! West Milwaukee has amended it’s ordinances to remove barriers to green infrastructure.

Learn more about different types of green infrastructure by visiting

Short Term Rental Permits

Short Term Rental Permits

Interested in renting out your home or property in West Milwaukee on short-term rental websites, such as Airbnb? The Village of West Milwaukee now has a permit available for short-term rentals!

Rental of a whole or partial residence to visitors for less than a month is commonly known as a Short Term Rental (STR). The legal term in Wisconsin is a Tourist Rooming House (TRH). Wisconsin allows the rental of one to four sleeping accommodations, which can be rooms of a home or an entire home. All Village of West Milwaukee TRHs must be licensed through the West Allis Health Department and inspected annually to verify the operation meets all requirements of Wisconsin law related to general public health.

For more information, please visit our Forms/Permits tab. You may also email or call (414) 645-1530.

West Milwaukee Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers

West Milwaukee Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers

Election Inspectors (Poll Workers)

Election Inspectors are essential to conduct open, accurate, and fair elections. Their priority is to ensure every eligible voter can exercise their right to vote by following Election Day procedures and providing excellent customer service to voters.

The Village of West Milwaukee is in need of bilingual (fluent in English/Spanish speaking) poll workers.

  • Qualifications
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years old (except qualified high school student poll workers)
  • Be a resident of Milwaukee County
  • Never have been convicted of a felony and not otherwise disqualified from voting
  • Be able to read and write fluently in the English language
  • Not be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election.


Election Inspectors receive $135 for working a full Election Day.

In order to receive payment, the appropriate paperwork must be completed.

*New Election Inspectors are pending Village Board approval.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Check-in Registered Voters
  • Register Eligible Voters
  • Monitor Voting and Ballot Marking Equipment
  • Assist and Guide Voters
  • Assist Chief Inspector as needed

Experience, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skills – Must possess excellent customer service skills. Strong clerical and analytical skills. Detail-oriented. Active listener. Must possess good oral communication skills.
  • Abilities – Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.

Training Requirement 

Election inspectors are required to attend a 2-3 hour training class every two years.

Respect Our Waters

Respect Our Waters

Sediment is loose sand, soil, or other select types of debris that can be carried by runoff into a stream, river, or lake. Too much sediment makes water murkier, which harms wildlife and aquatic plants. It also affects our ability to use the water for recreational activities.

Help West Milwaukee prevent sediment pollution that may be occurring in our community by keeping your eye out for these Sediment Pollution Red Flags.








There are other ways that you can identify and prevent sediment pollution in our community! Visit to learn more about sediment pollution, its sources, and how to prevent it!

St. Florian’s Upcoming Events

St. Florian’s Upcoming Events


 Friday, April 1

Serving 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4:00 p.m.)

 ADULTS $13.00     CHILDREN (3-10) $8.00

Beer-Batter Fried Cod, Heart-Healthy Baked Cod,

French Fries, Parsley Buttered Potatoes,

Homemade Clam Chowder,
Rye Bread, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Dessert, Coffee, Milk

Beer and Soda are available for purchase.



Sunday, April 10
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mark your calendar for this popular event featuring our guest of honor, the Easter Bunny, who arrives at 9:00 a.m.

Adults $12.00   Children (3-10) $6.00

All-you-can-eat menu includes:
Scrambled Eggs, Cheese Omelets, French Toast Sticks, Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Potatoes, Muffins, Donuts, Bagels, Cinnamon Rolls,

Fresh Fruit, Coffee, Milk, Fruit Juices

Price includes 1 free photo per family with the Easter Bunny.
Additional photos are available for donation.
Pictures are taken from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Also featured at this event are Raffles, Bake Sale & Kids Games


Friday, April 22

6:00 – 11:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Donation of $15 for a fun-filled evening.

Enjoy a hot, homemade meal featuring over a dozen items on our Buffet which is served at approximately 7:30 p.m.  Also, enjoy free beer, soda, coffee and great conversation all night.

Raffle tickets for fantastic prizes will be sold all night long.

St. Florian Parish (Cristo Rey School Cafeteria)
1215 South 45th Street

West Milwaukee, WI  53214


For more information, please call 414-383-3565

**Events subject to change

No Wipes Down the Pipes

No Wipes Down the Pipes

Even if a product says it is “flushable”… Unless it is toilet paper, it should NOT be flushed!

  • Diapers (including cloth, cotton, disposable, or plastic)
  • Flushable, disposable, cleaning, or baby wipes
  • Paper towels, cloth towels, or any type of rag
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Facial Tissues, Q-tips, or dental floss

“Out of sight and out of mind,” was the thought that many of us grew up with and it continues today. This concept has probably led to many issues, but now a costly problem for All of us. The wipes or other items that are flushed can create sewer back-ups and problems with the building plumbing systems.

The disposable wipes can be grouped together from baby wipes, kitchen and bathroom cleaning wipes, paper towels, facial tissues, diaper liners, etc. Products like diapers, feminine hygiene products, floor cleaning wipes, and assorted hand towels all add to the list. These are not meant to be flushed. The only paper product meant to be flushed is old-fashioned toilet paper, no matter what the manufacturer puts on the label. 

Just because a product label reads, flushable, doesn’t mean it should be flushed. Currently, a product can say flushable, if it’s placed in the toilet, the lever is pushed and the wipe goes down out of sight and mind.

Flushable does not mean that it is biodegradable or can break down into tiny particles…To avoid problems just remember “No Wipes Down the Pipes”

Thank you!


Plan Review

Plan Review

The Village of West Milwaukee is pleased to announce that we have been approved as the delegated authority from the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services, Division of Industry Services as building, HVAC, fire and components, and commercial plumbing code enforcement authority for commercial buildings.  This will substantially reduce the review time for plan approval.   An application can be completed and submitted with electronic plans and the appropriate fee.  You can contact Kati at Safebuilt at 262-955-3014 or with additional questions.

Application for Review – Buildings, HVAC, Fire, and Components

Application for General Plumbing Plan Review

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing




Please Take Notice that MMG Real Estate, LLC has requested to rezone 4425 W. Mitchell Street (parcels #436-1118-000 and #436-1119-001) and 4535 W. Mitchell Street (Parcel #436-1120-001) from M-1 Light Manufacturing District to M-1 Light Manufacturing District with a Planned Unit Development Overlay (PUD).

Legal Description: Tax Key: 436-1118-000 4425 W Mitchell ST Assessors Plat No 290 Lot 1 BLK 19, in the village of West Milwaukee, county of Milwaukee, and the state of Wisconsin.

Tax Key: 436-119-001 Assessor’s Plat No. 290, BLK 19, Part Lot 2: Com Ne Cor DS Lot 2, TH W. 117.48 FT, S. 382 FT, E. 117.48 FT, TH N 382 FT To P.o.c., in the village of West Milwaukee, county of Milwaukee, and the state of Wisconsin.

4535 West Mitchell Street. Tax Key: 436-1120-001 Assessor’s Plat No. 290, BLK 19, Part Lot 2: Com 117.48 FT W Of Ne Cor SD Lot, TH S 382 FT To S Li SD Lot; Wly 90.63 FT; Nwly On Curv 288.85 FT, N 155.64 FT, TH E. 260.50 To P.o.b., in the village of West Milwaukee, county of Milwaukee, and the state of Wisconsin.

Property Owner/Applicant:   MMG Real Estate, LLC

James Biehl

Kevin Jacob

4535 W. Mitchell St.

West Milwaukee, WI  53214


The President of the Village Board hereby calls a Public Hearing on the recommendation of the Plan Commission to consider the request for the aforementioned rezone with PUD, to be held in the Village Community Centre located at 1345 S. 47th Street, West Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022, and should the Public Hearing be canceled or adjourned, the hearing will be held one (1) week later at the same time and place.