Frequently Asked Questions

  • General
  • Where can I find forms?

    On the homepage, click on Forms & Applications.

  • How do I obtain agendas and minutes?

    Agendas and minutes can be found on the website under the “Agendas and Minutes” tab. They are also available at the Town Clerk’s office. Meeting agendas are also posted at the entrance to Town Hall, at the Post Office, and at Cornerstone Filling Station, not less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

  • What are the office hours and location?

    The Town Hall is located at 820 E. Main Street, Eagle WI 53119. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 9am to 4pm and Friday 9am to 12noon.

  • How do I obtain records?

    Records can be obtained by contacting the Clerk’s Office, either in person or by phone. It is helpful to the Clerk’s Office that your request be in writing and that it be as specific as possible. This will assist us in filling your request.

  • Does the Town have public water and sewer?

    No. The Town of Eagle does not have public water or public sewer.

  • How do I get a building permit?

    The Building Inspector holds his office hours at the Town Hall on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Building Permit applications can be picked up at the Town Office or you can obtain one online. Click the Forms & Applications button and scroll down to Building Permit Application.

  • How do I obtain a bartender license?

    Application Forms can be found under the Forms & Applications tab. Bring the completed application, along with a copy of your Servers Course Certificate or a copy of a current operator’s license from another Wisconsin community, as well as the $25.00 fee. You will need to provide photo identification, unless you have your formed notarized beforehand.

  • What do I need to do to rent the Town Park Pavilion?

    The Town Park Pavilion Rental Form can be found under Forms & Applications. The fee structure can be found on the form. Two separate checks need to be written; one for the rental fee; the other for the security deposit. The rental fee check is cashed upon receipt; the security deposit is cashed only in the event of damage/clean-up. Once the Department of Public Works confirms to the Town Office that everything is in order, your un-cashed check will be mailed back to you.

  • Are rifles permitted in the Town of Eagle?

    No. No person shall discharge or cause the discharge of any rifle larger than .22 caliber rim fire within the territorial limits of the Town. 17-04 Firearms Ordinance 071717

  • Is target shooting permitted?

    No target shooting by firearm, as defined in 13.01 (a)(b)(c) of the Firearms Ordinance, on any property in the Town of Eagle. 17-04 Firearms Ordinance 071717

  • Do I need a burn permit?

    If the burn will be less than an acre in size, a burn permit is not required. You will have to follow the policy that winds must be less than ten (10) miles per hour, there must be a water source, and the fire must be attended at all times. If your burn is larger than an acre, contact the Eagle Fire Department at 262-594-3302 to obtain a permit.

  • What projects do I need to get a building permit for?
  • What projects don't I need a building permit for?
  • Zoning Code
  • Why was theTown's Zoning Code being updated?

    There are several reasons for the Code to be updated. One reason is to provide a method of numbering sections within the Code that will facilitate the Zoning Code’s incorporation into an ongoing project to codify all of the Town’s ordinances to facilitate access and knowledge of the ordinances affecting the Town. Some sections have been updated to ensure compliance with current Wisconsin statutes and law. Changes to other sections of the Zoning Code are intended to address some specific issues that the Town has experienced in recent years.

  • What process did the Town take in updating the Zoning Code?

    The current process to amend the Town’s Zoning Code actually started several years ago. Since the process first started, the Planning & Zoning Commission and Town Board have worked through the entire Zoning Code and considered proposed revisions to effected sections during numerous monthly meetings. Once the initial review process was completed, notice of a public hearing was given and a public hearing was held before the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Town Board to permit public comment on the proposed revisions to the Zoning Code. Following approval by the Town Board, the proposed amendment to the Zoning Code was forwarded to Waukesha County, as approval by the County is required before the amendment to the Zoning Code can take effect.

  • Was the intent of the current Zoning Code amendment to facilitate development of low income/workforce housing in the Town?

    At the outset, it is important to understand that, although the Zoning Code established regulations for land use within specific zoning “districts” within the Town that are intended to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the Town. The determination of which district is appropriate for a particular parcel within the Town, however, is determined by the Town’s “comprehensive” plan, a separate document. It is equally important to understand that Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits decisions related to the development or use of land based upon the race, sex, religion, national origin, color, disability, or familial statues of residents or potential residents. Similarly, a municipality may not make zoning or land use decisions on neighbors’ fears that a dwelling would be occupied by members of theses protected classes. As a result, zoning ordinances may not contain provisions that treat uses such as affordable housing, supportive housing, or group homes for people with disabilities differently than other similar uses. Establishment of land use policies such as density or design requirements that make residential development prohibitively expensive, prohibitions on multifamily housing, or a ceiling of four (4) or fewer unrelated adults in a household may be considered discriminatory if it can be proven that these policies have a disproportionate impact on minorities, families with children, or people with disabilities. As a result, the Town’s Zoning Code has been developed with the intention of providing regulations that promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the Town in a nondiscriminatory manner.

  • Where do I find zoning information?

    The Town of Eagle Zoning Code is located under the Services tab, Zoning Code/Map. Additional zoning information can be obtained by going to the zoning hub at:

  • Animal Regulations & Licensing
  • How many grazing animals can I have on my property that is three (3) acres in size or larger?

    Minimum Lot Size. The minimum lot size for household livestock is 3 acres.

    Number of animals. The number of animals shall not exceed one grazing animal for each acre plus 10 fowl for each acre.

    Prohibited animals. The following animals are not permitted on parcels smaller than 35 acres: hogs, male goats, roosters, or fur-bearing animals, other than rabbits.

    Location of buildings. A building that houses household livestock shall not be located within a floodplain or closer than 50 feet to any existing dwelling unit or any lot line.

    Fencing. Any area where poultry, domestic livestock, or horses are allowed to pasture or run shall be adequately fenced to keep them confined to such area.



  • How many dogs and cats can I have on my property?

    Three dogs are permitted per household. Cats are not regulated.

  • How do I obtain dog tags?

    Applications for dog licenses are included in your tax bill mailing or they are available in the Clerk’s Office.

  • Who should I call if my dog gets out and I can’t find him/her?

    Contact the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) during the day at 262-542-8851. Their evening number is 262-993-9811.

  • How many chickens can I have on my property that is less than three (3) acres in size?

    Number. No more than 4 chickens may be kept.

    Roosters. The keeping of roosters is prohibited.

    Enclose requirements. Chickens shall be provided with a covered enclosure and must be kept n the covered enclosure or a fenced enclosure at all times.

    Setback requirements. The enclosure housing chickens shall be located at least 25 feet from any residential structure on an adjacent lot.

    Registration required. The owner, operator, or tenant shall register the premise where chickens are kept with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as required by state law and maintain such registration for so long as may be required.

  • Roads
  • Why were the speed limits lowered on certain Town roads?

    The speed limits were reduced for a several reasons. The Town has received numerous requests to have them lowered over the past few years. In fact, the Town just received a petition signed by forty-one (41) residents to lower the speed limits on Piper and Ulrickson Roads. The Town is aware that many people use these roads to walk their dogs, ride their horses or for exercise. Lastly, the Town Board discussed on which roads should the speed limit be lowered. The Town Board decided that the roads that should be reduced are the roads in which a subdivision enters/exits out onto. The intent in the reduction is to keep the public safe.

  • Elections
  • Where do I vote?

    All voting occurs in the Eagle Municipal Building, just across the hall from the Town Hall office, in the large meeting room.

  • How and where do I register to vote?

    You may register to vote in the Town Hall office, by mail, or online. Voter registration applications can be found under the Forms & Applications button. Proof of residence is required to complete the application process. To register online, go to and follow the prompts.

  • How and where do I get my absentee ballot?

    To obtain an absentee ballot, complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form which can be found under the Forms & Applications button on the home page. Return the completed form, along with a copy of your Photo ID to the Clerk’s Office either in-person or by mail. There are deadlines to request an absentee ballot. If the request is made by mail it must be in the office of the municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding an election. (This is the last day a clerk can mail an absentee ballot to an elector.) If the request is made in-person at the clerk's office-it can be made until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the election. Special provisions are made for hospitalized electors and sequestered jurors to request and vote by absentee ballot on Election Day.

  • What types of ID are acceptable for voting?

    WI driver’s license, WI state ID, US Uniform Services card, US passport book or card, Veteran’s Affair ID card, WI state ID receipt, University/College Tech College ID with enrollment verification, Certificate of Naturalization, or a Tribal ID card.

  • Garbage/Recycling
  • How do I start garbage service?

    You should contact the Town Hall at 262-594-5800 with your property address. The Town will contact John’s Disposal with the details.

  • How do I dispose of televisions/electronics?

    Electronics can no longer be collected at the curb. John’s Disposal will collect electronics for a small fee. You can contact their office at 262-473-4700 to schedule a pick-up. Another alternative is to take your electronics to one of the many Waukesha County Recycling Events held at various locations around Waukesha County. Details of these events, once scheduled, will be posting on the home page of the Town of Eagle’s website.

  • How do I dispose of household hazardous waste?

    Household hazardous waste cannot be collected at the curb. Waukesha County Recycling offers collection events held at various locations around Waukesha County. Details of these events, once scheduled, will be posting on the home page of the Town of Eagle’s website.

  • How do I dispose of brush/yard waste?

    The Town of Eagle offers two (2) Yard Waste Drop-off Events at the Town Park, S91 W35287 CTH NN. One event will be held in the spring, the other in the fall. As soon as dates are scheduled, they will be posted on the home page of the Town’s website.

  • Taxes
  • How and where do I pay my property taxes?

    Your first installment of your property taxes may be paid at the Town Hall. The second installment is due to Waukesha County. You may pay in-person during our regular business hours or you may pay by mail. Checks should be written to the Town of Eagle, PO Box 327, Eagle WI 53119 or Waukesha County, located at the Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Room AC148 Waukesha, WI 53188 respectively.

  • Can I pre-pay my taxes for next year?

    Property owners cannot pre-pay December 2018 taxes at this time. Under state law (sec. 74.13, Wis. Stats,) general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes may be paid in advance of the levy during the period from August 1 until the third Monday in December each year. This means that pre-payment of 2017 taxes was allowed from August 1, 2017 to December 18, 2017. Pre-payment of 2018 taxes may be made from August 1, 2018 to December 17, 2018. The only exception is for a business that ceases to operate. That commercial business may pre-pay personal property taxes any time before December 17, 2018 in the year it ceases.

  • Recreation
  • What activities are available to me and my family?

    The Recreation Department offers many different activities from toddler to seniors. To find the current activity guide, click on the Departments tab and select Recreation. The activity guide can be found in the middle of the page.

  • Property Assessments
  • How do I talk with assessor about assessments open book board of review?

    The Town Assessor can be reached at 262-542-3332 or by email at [email protected]