Street Department

Street Department TruckMission

The South Milwaukee Street Department coordinates all facets of the daily operations inherent in providing the community with safe streets, parks and recreation areas and buildings and grounds and provide its residents with efficient and dependable service in the areas of refuse collection, snow and ice removal and street maintenance and repair. 

Central to this mission is the ability to respond accurately and courteously to complaints and concerns of local residents relating to the services provided by the Street Department and its employees. 

Animal Traps

The Street Department has available Live animal Cage Traps for residents. These traps can be used to trap wild and domestic animals that have intruded into your house, garage or sheds. They may be used for domestic animals in your yard. The trapping of wild animals is regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and they should be contacted with the particulars before attempting to trap wild animals. The traps are available at the Street Department by placing a refundable deposit to insure the return of the trap in a clean and working order within 30 days. 

Trap SizeCost
Small Traps for chipmunks, weasels etc.$30
Medium Traps for Skunks, rabbits, squirrels etc.$40 
Large Traps for raccoons, opossum, woodchucks, cats, dogs, etc.$50

Weed Complaints

Refer all weed complaints to the Street Department. The term Noxious weeds as used herein shall include the following: Canada thistle, leafy spurge and field bindweed (creeping Jenny) and any other such weeds as shall be determined by ordinance or resolution to be noxious. Every person shall destroy all noxious weeds on all lands which he shall own, occupy or control including the parkway upon which lands abut. The term "destroy" means the complete killing of weeds or killing of weed plants above the surface by the use of chemicals or cutting at such time and in such manner as will effectually prevent such plants from maturing to the bloom or flower stage. The Mayor shall annually, on or before May 15, publish a Class II notice under Chapter 985, Wisconsin Statutes, that every person is required by law to destroy all noxious weeds as defined herein on lands in the City which he owns, occupies or controls, including parkways upon which lands abut.

Snow Removal

The South Milwaukee Municipal Code requires that public sidewalks and adjoining crosswalks be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after the snow has ceased to fall or accumulate. Failure to comply authorizes the City to have such work performed and to bill the property owner for this service.