The basics: Your guide to getting around
It doesn't matter whether you just moved into Menomonee Falls or whether you're a lifetime resident, here's your guide to just about everything you need to know about living in the village.
How do I change the address on my driver's license?
You can do this over the phone, through the mail or in person at the nearest state Department of Motor Vehicle location. The nearest DMV office is located at 400 S. West Ave. in Waukesha. If you'd rather do it via the mail or phone, you can get the details at the DMV's Web site.
How do I change my address with the Postal Service?
How do I register children for school?
Parents of elementary, middle school and high school students may register their children at the district office, N84-W16579 Menomonee Ave. throughout the year. If you have questions about what school your children will attend, call (262) 255-8440 or visit the Menomonee Falls School District's Web site for more information.
When is the trash picked up?
Garbage and recyclables from single family and two- to four-family homes are picked up weekly at the curb. To find out your regularly scheduled pick-up day call the Public Works Department at (262) 532-4700. You must provide your own containers. Up to four 30-gallon containers will be collected from each residence. Watertight plastic bags are also acceptable. Residential garbage and recyclables should be placed at the end of your driveway by 6:30 a.m. on the day of pick-up. By Village ordinance, garbage may be curbside no longer than 24 hours. If a holiday occurs during the week, your garbage day will be delayed one day. The following week your pick-up is back to its normal day. If your garbage or recyclables are at the curb on time, but are not collected, call the Public Works Department.
Your recycling pick-up day is the same as your garbage collection day. Residents will need a 96-gallon recycling bin. If you did not find a bin at your residence, you may pick one up from the Public Works Department at the Municipal Building, W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more details on recycling or trash pickup, click here.
What are the Village's parking rules?
Parking longer than 30 minutes on public streets and public parking lots between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. is prohibited unless you have a special monthly parking permit issued by the Menomonee Falls Police Department. Applications for off-street parking must be completed at the Police Department business office. This application will be reviewed and if the permit is approved it can be renewed at a cost of $20 per month. Temporary permission for on-street parking for visitors may be granted over the telephone at no cost. However, permission will be granted for only a period of two nights. In order to facilitate snow removal, it is necessary on occasion to declare a "snow emergency." On those days, no vehicle can be left on the street between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Snow emergencies are announced on Milwaukee area radio and television stations.
Where is Village Hall? What are the hours?
Who are my local elected officials? How can I reach them?
Menomonee Falls is governed by a president, Rick Rechlicz, and a six-member Board of Trustees: Sharon Ellis, Dennis M. Farrell, James A. Jeskewitz, Michael K. McDonald, Randall R. Newman and Jeffrey R. Steliga. Kathy Karalewitz is director of Clerk Services. The village manager is Richard Farrenkopf. The Fire Chief is Bob Coon and the Police Chief is Darick Ottow. Click here for phone numbers and email addresses for all city officials. Click here for more information about the Village of Menomonee Falls.
Where is the local library? What are the library hours?
The Menomonee Falls Public Library is located at W156-N8446 Pilgrim Road. The library is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Click here for complete library information or call (262) 532-8900.
How do I register to vote? Where do I vote?
The Village is divided into 29 voting wards. If you need directions to a polling place or are unsure of the ward in which you live, call the Village Clerk Services office at (262) 532-4213 or (262) 532-4211. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where can I learn more about merchants and shopping in Menomonee Falls?
Menomonee Falls has numerous fine businesses that offer a large variety of goods and services in and around the Historic Village Centre. For more information about Menomonee Falls businesses, visit the Chamber of Commerce Web site.