Town of Brookfield, Wisconsin
The Town of Brookfield is a community of 6,420 people located about 15 miles west of Milwaukee. As you explore this web page you’ll find lots of things to do and see. So if you get a chance to visit Southeastern Wisconsin, please stop by. -Chairman Keith Henderson
Yard Waste Update
On Saturday, APRIL 18, there will be an additional curbside yard waste pickup. Please see the “Garbage/Recycling/Yard Waste” section below for additional information.
Spring Election Information
In response to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Elections Commission is highly encouraging Absentee voting for the April 7 election. What you need to know to vote Absentee:
- The April 7 election will take place as scheduled. If you want to vote at the polls on Election Day, YOU STILL CAN!
- If your name or address has changed since you last voted, you will need to update your registration with your current information. All registration forms must include a copy of an acceptable Proof of Residence document.
- For questions about registration, please contact Town Hall at 262-796-3788
- You can check your registration and request an absentee ballot online at https://MyVote.WI.gov.
- In-person Absentee voting at the Town of Brookfield Town Hall will take place
M-F March 23-27, 2020, and M-F March 30-Aril 3, 2020 from 8:00am-4:30pm.
- All voters must show a current and valid photo ID to receive a ballot.
If you have any questions, or can’t find yourself on the MyVote website, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (262)796-3788 for assistance.
Sewer Rate Increase
Sewer rates will be increasing with the first quarter billing in 2020. Please go to the Sanitary District #4 page for full information.
Corona Virus Information
In response to COVID-19, the Town Board has declared a State of Emergency in the Town of Brookfield. This declaration is in line with action taken by the Federal, State and County levels of government. This declaration enables Town officials to exercise powers in an expedited manner at the local level in the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the Town of Brookfield residents, businesses, and employees0.
Closures, Cancellations and Service Modifications:
The following buildings are closed to the public: Town Hall; Fire Department; Police Department (lobby); Sanitary District #4. At this time, Town Staff will still be present at all of these facilities during regular business hours in order to assist citizens with any questions, requests, or payments via phone or email. Residents can complete most Town business online.
Town Hall is closed to the public except for limited access for voting. All residents are strongly encouraged to vote absentee by mail for the election to limit social contact. Please request your absentee ballot here by April 2nd: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/.
The public is discouraged from requesting or submitting any non-essential permits or license applications at this time.
More Information: http://www.townofbrookfield.com/Clerks.html (262) 796-3788
Park & Recreation
Town Hall as is closed to the public.
The following outdoor park/recreation facilities have been closed: All Restrooms and All Playground areas
All programming and activities are cancelled through April 30th.
More information: http://www.townofbrookfield.com/ParkHome.html (262) 796-3781
All court appearances are postponed. This includes initial appearance, trials and juvenile court.
All defendants will be notified by mail of their new assigned date. More information: http://www.townofbrookfield.com/court.html (262) 796-3780
Development Services/Building Inspections
Town Hall is closed to the public.
Building permits will be accepted by appointment with the Development Services Department: http://www.townofbrookfield.com/buildinginspection.html (262) 796-3790
The Fire Department (262) 796-3792 and Police Department (262) 796-3798 will operate as they always do, but the administrative offices will be closed to the public.
Residents should call 911 only for life-threatening emergencies. If you need to call 911, tell our emergency dispatchers if you have been diagnosed with or reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19.
The Department of Public Works Building is closed to the public
The Yard Waste Drop Off is closed until further notice.
More Information: http://www.townofbrookfield.com/DPW.html (262) 796-3795
Sanitary District #4
SD#4 office is closed to the public
Payments may be made in the drop box.
More information: http://www.townofbrookfield.com/SD4.html (262) 798-8631
To assist residents with yard waste disposal, the Town has scheduled an additional curbside yard waste pickup with Advanced Disposal for Saturday, April 18. Yard waste must be placed in brown yard waste bags, unlined 32 gallon can with handles, or plastic bags with a yard waste sticker affixed to the bag. Please follow the More Information link below to additional yard waste guidelines
The Yard Waste Drop Off is closed until further notice.
• Saturday Yard Waste curbside collection will continue as scheduled at this time.
Effective March 24, 2020, Advanced Disposal will not collect any trash/refuse or recycling that is not containerized in company designeted cart.
Loose items outside of container will not be collected
Recycling must be placed loose in a container or recyclable receptacle clearly labeled as recycling (not to exceed thirty-two gallons (32gal) in size, or weigh more than fifty pounds (<50#), excluding plastic bags)
Materials prepared incorrectly will not be collected, will be tagged why the collection was not performed, and collection will occur at the next scheduled collection
All bulky item pickup/collection is suspended until further notice
More Information: http://www.townofbrookfield.com/waste.html
Steps we are asking you to take:
Stay home when you are sick
Practice social distancing
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Go online and request an absentee ballot by mail for the April 7 election. We are strongly encouraging that residents vote by mail for this election.
Follow the Town on social media (Facebook, Twitter)
Only call 911 for emergencies.
Help us maintain the Towns wastewater system. Do not flush wipes or other similar products down the toilet. Only toilet paper should be flushed.
Continue drinking water from your tap. The water is safe. COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water.
Steps we are taking as a Town:
Town officials are working closely with the Waukesha County Public Health Department. The Public Health Department is the best source for local information on COVID-19.
The Town has declared a State of Emergency. This declaration is in line with action taken by the Federal, State and County levels of government. This declaration enables Town officials to exercise powers in an expedited manner at the local level in the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the Town of Brookfield.
The Fire Department, Police Department, other first responders and all Departments in the Town are working to keep the public safe and respond to this crisis.
For more information on orders issued by Governor Evers: https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/Home.aspx
What is the census? The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future.
Your Census information should arrive in the mail soon. Please return as quickly as possible to assure that the Town of Brookfield gets what it needs from the federal government! In-home census collectors will be around in the next few months to gather additional information.
Waukesha County has additional information here:
and The United States Census Bureau has extensive FAQ's and information at their site:
If you don't receive your packet from the Census by April 1, please contact the Town Hall right away to fix the issue!
Park & Recreation Information
Spring Soccer registration has been suspended until we get a clear view of what the COVID-19 situation will look like in a few weeks. Check back for more information.
The 2020 Spring/Summer Rec Guide has all the pertinent information.
Registration Forms are available here online or at Town Hall.
Go to the Park Permit page to reserve a park space in 2020.
All new Fall/Winter Cooking Classes are posted for you to check out. Go directly to our Cooking Classes page for more information and to register.
New classes for Spring/Summer 2020 are included in the Rec Guide.!
If you have a municipal citation that you need to pay or come to court for, please visit our Municipal Court page for all the information you'll need. You may also call the court at 262-796-3780.