The basic concept of fair housing is that every person has the same fundamental right to purchase, lease or occupy residential real property.
Under federal and state law, no person shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin in the sale, rental or advertising of dwellings, in the provision of brokerage services, or in the availability of residential real estate-related transactions. Also, code prohibits discrimination based on age, height, weight, sexual orienation, student status, use of adaptive devices or aids and legal source of income.
The Town of Brookfield is committed to furthering fair housing by upholding the law and educating the public about their rights under the law.
Check the most recent online version of the Town of Brookfield Ordinances.
NOTICE TO CONTROL
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD
Every person is required by law to destroy all of the following noxious weeds growing on land in the Town of Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, owned, operated, or controlled by that person.
Notice is hereby given to each & every person who owns, occupies or controls land in the Town of Brookfield to cut or destroy all noxious weeds, which include but are not limited to: Canada Thistle, Leafy Spurge, Marijuana or Hemp, Field Binweed (commonly known as Creeping Jenny), Musk Thistle (Carduus Nutans L.) Goatsbeard, Quack or Quitch Grass, Harmful Barberry & English Charlock, Wild Mustard, Purple Loosestrife or Multiflora Rose. This must be done at such time and in such a manner as shall effectively prevent them from bearing seed or spreading to adjoining properties, as required by Section 66.0407 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Thistles must be cut before they reach seed stage.
Failure to cut weeds on your property will result in the Town arranging for the cutting of them at your expense.
Door to Door Sales
No businesses currently have a permit to solicit in the town. Call the Police Department with any questions at 262-796-3798. Check the Solicitors Page for the individuals who have been approved for work in the Town of Brookfield.
Residents have expressed concern over the growing resident goose population. We are constantly investigating solutions to help keep human-goose conflicts to a minimum. We ask that everyone helps contribute to a solution and Don't Feed the Geese. Check out information on homeowner actions that can help with control of goose populations in your yard at the University of Minnesota's Homeowner's Guide.
Coyotes have become a topic of increasing importance. Residents are warned to keep an eye on small pets to avoid conflict with the growing number of coyotes in the area
Invasive species are making their presence felt throughout Wisconsin. Make sure that you are a part of the solution and not the problem by checking out the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources information on invasive species.
Gypsy Moth continues to be a problem in Southeastern Wisconsin. Information does come out about the DNR spraying communities with gypsy moth problems. The Town of Brookfield does NOT participate in this program. For additional information about the spraying and gypsy moths, go to the WDNR Gypsy Moth website.
Emerald Ash Borer has been reported throghout Southeaster Wisconsin. If you suspect an EAB infestation, please contact the Park & Rec Department or the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Cat Intake Protocol Update (COVID-19)
Cats are currently not being picked up due to COVID-19 unless there is an emergency (injury). Check out the statement article NACA Statement on Cat Intake Protocol Recommendations During COVID-19 Pandemic
EBHS will be the town's Animal Control Specialists. If you have an animal issue, contact them directly at 262-782-9261. Contact them if you find a stray or injured animal or to see if they already have your lost pet. You can also check them out at www.ebhs.org
Have you found a stray or injured animal? Town of Brookfield residents who are experiencing an animal related issue should call EBHS at 262-782-9261 or use the after hours number at 262-893-8189. In addition to companion animal adoptions and surrenders, EBHS is available for the pick up of stray animals, injured wildlife, and to handle animal related emergencies and complaints, 24 hours a day. Do not hesitate to contact EBHS for any assistance.
The Elmbrook Humane Society will be open on Sundays from 11 am - 5 pm, and closed for viewing on Thursdays. The shelter will still be available on Thursdays for animal surrenders, donation drop-offs, and injured/stray animal pick-ups.
The new Sunday viewing hours are meant to accommodate families and other guests who aren't able to make it to the shelter during weekdays. The new hours start the first week of June and will be Monday - Friday 1 - 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm, and closed Thursdays and holidays.
The mission of the Elmbrook Humane Society is to promote the human-animal bond through adoption and education, to provide shelter to homeless animals, and to prevent animal cruelty and neglect. For more information on the Elmbrook Humane Society, call 262-782-9261 or visit www.ebhs.org.
The fees for spayed/neutered dogs are $7; non-spayed/non-neutered dogs are $12. In addition, there will be a $5 late fee for any dog not registered before April 1. New dog purchases are exempt from this late fee but proof of the date of purchase will be required. Proof of vaccination is also required and must be presented at time of licensing.
Make sure to get your dog licensed for your peace of mind, your dog's safety and the safety of the town. You can also click here for a copy of the application.
Per Town Ordinance, remember that parking is not allowed AT ANY TIME from November 1 - April 30. Violators will be ticketed and towed.
In addition, it is illegal to plow driveways and sidewalks across any roadways. Make sure to keep snow on your property to ensure the safety of our DPW employees and resident drivers.
The Waukesha County Treasurer collects all Town of Brookfield tax payments. Please make checks payable to Waukesha County Treasurer.
Use the pre-addressed envelope mailed with your tax bill to mail your payment. A receipt will be mailed to you. Timeliness of payment is based on postmark date so please mail early. You can also pay in person at: 1320 Pewaukee Road, Room 148 (Waukesha County Administration Center). There is also a depository box located east of the Administration Center, across from Door 35, available 24 hours a day.
Mortgage tax payment checks, issued to you, need to be endorsed by you.
If a refund is due, the Town will issue a refund check in approximately 6 weeks.
Waukesha County Treasurers office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm. Offices are closed for major holidays.
Waukesha County accepts payment online for your property taxes. Have your tax key available and a credit or debit card. Contact the Clerk's Office for town property tax questions.
Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. has announced that they will be piloting five Milwaukee and Waukesha area stores as a registered agent of the Wisconsin Dept. of Motor Vehicles. As a result, vehicle owners can now renew and receive their annual license plate stickers at the following locations:
- Metro Market - 17630 W. Bluemound Rd.
- Metro Market - 1123 N. Van Buren St.
- Pick 'N Save - 8770 S. Howell Ave.
- Pick 'N Save - 9200 N. Green Bay Rd., Brown Deer
- Pick 'N Save - 250 W. Holt Ave.
The process takes approximately three minutes to complete and requires a $7 processing fee. This in-store option affords vehicle owners a convenient and simple alternative to the traditional license plate renewal process.
Make sure you are checking the address on the form to TOWN of Brookfield on the Vehicle Kept In line. It is important for state and federal funding to have that correct.