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• Furnace & Air Conditioning• Decks & Porches• Demolition work• Additions• Electrical work• Fences • Handrails & stairs • Plumbing• Pool construction or renovation • Roof repairs or re-roofing• Sheds & Accessory Buildings• Siding • Window replacements (if original dimensions are being altered).
The second installment of your tax bill is due no later than July 31. This payment must be made payable to "Racine County Treasurer" and mailed, dropped off at the County offices in either Burlington or Racine, or paid online. The second installment payments should not be mailed to the City. This will delay the posting of your payment and may result in delinquent charges being applied to your bill.
In both cases above, if the due date falls on an official Holiday, a weekend, or a date that City Hall or the County Offices are closed, payments are due the first business day following those dates. If you are unsure, please call the Treasurers office at 262-342-1170.
The City tax rate is determined by approved budgeted expenditures of the city for the upcoming year, then comparing those dollars to the total value of all property in the City. The tax rate, also called the MIL rate, is based on a per $1,000 of assessed value. The total tax rate for any given year is made up of several taxing districts: the State of Wisconsin, the Burlington School District, Gateway Technical College, Racine County and the City of Burlington. In addition, the overall Gross tax rates are reduced by State of Wisconsin credits and the total tax amount is reduced by the Lottery Credit and/or the First Dollar Credit.
First Dollar Credit: If you own property that has improvements on the property, you will automatically receive the First Dollar Credit. A typical residential tax bill will have the First Dollar Credit applied to the bill. If you just own land, with no structures/improvements, you are not eligible for the First Dollar Credit.
Anyone wishing to vote in the state of Wisconsin, where they are required to register, has three options to register. State and federal law now requires that any first-time voter submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence. Options include by mail, in person at City Hall prior to the election, or at the polling place the day of the election.
Tax bills are typically mailed in mid December.
Remain calm. Check for immediate hazards, such as fire, electrical wires down or leaking fuel. Check for injuries. Summon police and advise on injuries. Do not move vehicles unless your vehicle is likely to cause more crashes and your crash is minor. Exchange driver and vehicle information, verify license plate numbers and driver license data. Obtain the full name of the other operator's insurance company. Obtain the name and phone number of witnesses. Leaving an accident scene may result in loss of driving privileges and future insurability. If law enforcement does not investigate the crash or file the report and the crash occurred in 2017, you will need to complete the Wisconsin Driver Report of Crash DT4002. For a copy of this form go to this site: https://trust.dot.state.wi.us/droc/
Street light outages and traffic signal problems should be directed to the Public Works office at 539-3770. Please have the nearest address to the street light or cross intersection for the traffic signal when calling so staff can locate the problem.
A permit protects the homeowner and the future occupants of the home. "Pulling a permit" is just the beginning of your relationship with the Building Inspector. Look for him to stop by at key stages of your project to make sure your work is compliant with codes and done correctly. The following is a list of common construction projects that require a building permit, however, this list is not all-inclusive: •Furnace & Air Conditioning •Decks & Porches •Demolition work •Additions •Electrical work •Fences •Handrails & stairs •Plumbing •Pool construction or renovation •Roof repairs or re-roofing •Sheds & Accessory Buildings •Siding •Window replacements (if original dimensions are being altered).
Complete the Payment Plan Agreement form found on the Municipal Court home page or at the Clerk's office, and submit the Payment Plan Agreement along with your firstpayment.
If you have a mandatory or non-mandatory appearance and you do not come to court, you will be found guilty by default and given 60 days to pay from your court date.
If your operating privilege is suspended, you will not be eligible to reinstate until you have successfully completed the Right-of-Way course. This course has been designed to reacquaint you with vehicle right-of-way rules and provide awareness of keeping motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicyclists safe. List of instructors and locations can be found on the Department of Transportation website.
Your license will remain suspended until your citations are paid in full. If you have paid your citations in full, your license will remain suspended until you pay a reinstatement fee to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. You can check the Department of Transportation website for reinstatement eligibility.
If law enforcement does not investigate the crash or file the report and the crash occurred in 2017, you will need to complete the Wisconsin Driver Report of Crash DT4002. For a copy of this form go to this site: https://trust.dot.state.wi.us/droc/
Copies are $0.50 per page.
The Street Department picks up leaves from October 15th to November 15th. Don’t put any leaves out after November 15th, or you run the risk of having them plowed up in your parkway during a winter storm. Please no sticks, brush or garden waste.
Street light outages and traffic signal problems should be directed to the Public Works office at 342-1181. Please have the nearest address to the street light or cross intersection for the traffic signal when calling so staff can locate the problem.
The City of Burlington Wastewater Treatment Plant has a state certified laboratory that is capable of helping you out. Contact the Treatment Plant by calling 262-539-3646. The office personnel there can help you by mailing you a required testing kit, or you can stop by to obtain one. The plant is located at 2100 South Pine Street, Burlington. Office hours are 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The testing that is performed is a Bacteriological Water Test which can determine if your well water is free of Total Coliform and E-Coli bacteria. This safe drinking water test is performed on site for a minimal fee.
Groundwater contains dissolved minerals, including naturally occurring iron and/or manganese. These minerals settle out of the water and accumulate as sediment in the water mains. Water Utility staff flush the mains on Thursdays during April to August to remove this accumulated sediment and that action can stir up sediment that results in discolored water. Main breaks, contractor work or hydrant flow tests can also stir up sediment in the mains and discolor the water. If your water becomes discolored, run a cold water tap at full force until the water clears, usually in a few minutes. If it doesn’t, call the Water Utility for assistance.