All Village of Wales Residents vote at the Wales Community Building, 216 W. South Street. Polls are open on Election Days from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Garbage is collected weekly on Wednesdays and Recycling is picked up every other week. The calendar can be found on the Village’s website under the Community Tab.
Waste Management. You can reach them at 262-369-3080.
A burning permit is not required in the Village of Wales, but we do regulate it. A copy of the ordinance can be found here!
Licenses are due no later than April 1 of each year. The license fee for dogs that are not neutered or spayed is $15.00 and $11.00 for dogs that are neutered or spayed. A $5.00 late fee is assessed after March 31st. Proof of rabies vaccination must be presented.
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department provides Law Enforcement for the Village. The non-emergency number is 262-446-5070. In an emergency call 911.
You can sign up in the Stay Informed section above News and Notices of the Home screen. This will enable you to be notified via email or text whenever a meeting or special item has been posted. You can opt out of this service at any time - this option is free. You can also check out our Facebook page where we post the quick reminders, happenings, or other comments - this option is free.
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
Find out on our Parks and Recreation Department page.
Assessments and Property Taxes
Building Inspection, Construction and Zoning
After checking the zoning map, confirm the setbacks for specific zoning classifications in Municipal Code.
Not if you are tearing off the old shingles. Otherwise, a permit is required. Please call if you have questions 262-968-3968.
Not if it is 4 feet or less in height in the back and side yards. If it is in the front yard or over 4 feet, it does require a permit. If you have any questions, please contact the Village Hall at 262-968-3968 .
Yes, but it must be 6 feet away from the road and you can have asphalt between the road and the concrete. For more requirements see Driveways.
Yes, you can try to locate one at the Village Hall or at the Waukesha County Register of Deeds. These entities only have a copy of the survey if one was furnished at the time the home was built. If you have a copy and it shows "proposed" - this will not be accepted - a copy showing the "as built" is what we would determine the measurements from.
Yes. Any plumbing work, HVAC, electrical, or overall building structural changes or floor plan changes require a permit. If you are not sure, please contact our building inspector.
Yes, all swimming pools, including above ground require permits.
Here is a way to figure out if your toilet is wasting water:
Add food coloring to the back of the tank and let it sit for 5 minutes, then check the bowl to see if any color has appeared. If so, it is time to replace the flapper valve.
A leaky toilet can leak up to 2500 gallons per day.
The average family of 4 uses 260 gallons of water per day.