31275 W County Road K, Chenequa, WI 53029
The telephone number is (262) 367-2239 and the fax number is (262) 367-3341.
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
New Year’s Day January 1
Good Friday Floating Holiday: 2 Days before Easter Sunday
Memorial Day Floating Holiday: Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day Floating Holiday: First Monday in September
Thanksgiving Floating Holiday: Fourth Thursday in November
Day after Thanksgiving Floating Holiday: see line above
Christmas Eve Day December 24
Christmas Day December 25
New Year’s Eve Day December 31
The population is 587.
Board of Trustees meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm.
Plan Commission meets the second Monday each month at 6:00pm.
Board of Appeals meets on an as needed basis.
Board of Review meets late spring to early summer.
The board must initially meet annually during the 30-day period beginning on the second Monday in May.
Public Safety meets on an as-needed basis.
Open Space meets on an as-needed basis.
Operations meets on an as-needed basis.
Personnel Committee meets on an as-needed basis.
Hwy 83 Task Force meets on an as-needed basis.
Emergency Government Committee meets on an as-needed basis.
Lake Management Ad Hoc Committee meets on an as-needed basis.
Police Commission meets on an as-needed basis.
Lake Country Fire and Rescue COMMISSION meets on an as-needed basis.
Lake Country Fire and Rescue BOARD meets on an as needed-basis.
You can register to vote at Village Hall or at the polls. In order to speed the process, you may download a Voter Registration form at https://myvote.wi.gov/ and bring the completed registration to the Village Hall. Please also bring your driver’s license with your Chenequa address. The voting location in the Village is at the Chenequa Village Hall, 31275 W Hwy K, upstairs in the Board Room.
Tax bills are paid at the Village Hall. Tax payments can be made in two installments: the first installment is due by January 31st; and the second installment is due by July31st. Any payments made AFTER January 31st, must go directly to the County Treasurer:
Waukesha County Treasurer, 515 West Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, 53188
The phone number for the County Treasurer’s office is 262-548-7029.
If you choose to pay your taxes in full, the deadline is January 31st.
Tax bills are usually mailed the first or second week in December.
Copies of current year tax bills can be found on the Waukesha County website. The address is www.waukeshacounty.gov. Then search on “Taxes.” You can look up the tax information by using your tax key, beginning with “CHQV” or the property address. You may also visit, tax.waukeshacounty.gov.
You can obtain a copy of your tax bill at the Village Hall.
Licenses are required for pets aged five (5) months and older. A new license must be obtained every year. Tags are available starting in late November for the following year. Proof of current rabies vaccination including verification of the rabies certificate number and expiration date must be provided in order to issue the license. The current fee for dog licensing is: $19 for a dog that is not neutered or spayed; and $14 for a dog that is neutered or spayed.
Please come to the Village Hall to register your pet.
Contact the Elmbrook Humane Society | www.ebhs.org
Not necessarily — the fact that a property sells for less than the assessed value does not automatically reduce an assessment.
The Assessor’s office reviews sales annually and compares those sale prices to the assessed value. Typically, if the assessment is within ten percent of the sale price, the assessment will remain the same. For those properties that sell outside that ten percent figure, further research is conducted by the assessor’s office to determine whether or not that sale was an open market sale.
An open market sale is defined as a property being on the open market with neither the buyer nor the seller being compelled to act. The parties must also be unrelated.
It is suggested that a purchaser contact the Assessor’s office to review the assessment should the sale price be less than the assessed value. Please see the Assessor webpage for contact details.
The Village Assessor is Tyler Technologies.
If you should have any questions or wish to request an Assessment Review of your home, see the Assessor webpage for contact details.
This Building Fee Schedule (PDF) is in effect on and after January 1, 2011.
The appropriate permit and fee(s) must be submitted by the 15th date of the month prior to the Plan Commission meeting. These items will be reviewed and additional information required must be received by the Monday, one (1) week prior to the meeting.
General maintenance work such as Painting, Carpeting, etc.
The building inspector’s office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. You may come in to the Village Hall or call the inspector at (262) 367-2239.
The Village of Chenequa Zoning Checklist can be found here.
You may also come to the Village Hall to review the Village map or purchase a laminated copy for $50.00.
No, if they are identical in size and style to what is currently on the home. Yes, if you are changing or adding windows. In addition, if the windows are changing in size or style they need to be approved by the Plan Commission.
Yes, a permit is required, for zoning review. Additionally, the work will need to be approved by the Plan Commission. The cost is $50 minimum + .15¢ / square foot, + 35%.
Yes, a permit is required. The cost is $60 + 35%.
Yes a permit is required. The fence must be 2 feet off the lot line and no higher than 8 feet. All fences need to be approved by the Plan Commission. Goose fence is allowed. Applications for Goose Fences are available here.
You will pay a double permit fee and if the project violates zoning codes and / or building codes, you will take the risk of having to make corrections to be in code as outlined in the Village Code.
Building permits are good for 24 months.
There is no recycling center located in the Village.
The Village provides one recycling bin. If you want a second bin, it can be purchased at Village Hall for $10.
The Village works with Waukesha County to provide residents a responsible solution for disposing of household hazardous waste.
Waukesha County operates four (4) year-round household hazardous waste drop-off sites for residents and four (4) special one-day collections in spring and fall. Verify that your items are acceptable waste (PDF) and make sure to have proof of residency when bringing items to any HHW site. There is no fee for this service.More information can be found on the Waukesha County website here.
The Village of Chenequa asks that you have your items out by 7:00 am. If you had them out by that time, please call Johns Disposal at (262) 473-4700.
Burning permits are required for EVERY fire. The permit is obtained by calling the Village Hall and giving your name and address. If the weather conditions are clear for burning, we will take your name and note that permission was given on that particular day. No permits will be issued when winds are above 9 miles per hour per the Fire Chief. Please call only when you are ready to burn, as permits cannot be given in advance. To obtain a permit after normal Village Hall hours of operation, call (262)-446-5070.
Items that do not fit into the trash bins require advanced notice to be picked up. This includes items such as appliances, furniture, building materials. Call Advanced Disposal at (262) 367-6040. Items will normally be picked up on your normal pickup day.
Please call the Police Department non emergency line at (262)-367-2145.
The pick up for your home will be weekly on Friday. All waste should be placed in containers no larger than 30 gallons and not weighing more than 50 pounds. Pick up will be made from outside and next to your garage. Collections begin at 7:00am. Please make sure your garbage is available for pick up by that time.
Chenequa has a comprehensive household recycling program that includes driveway pick up by Village crews and a drop-off center. Household pick ups are every other Wednesday. Please do the following:
Check with the Village Hall or John’s Disposal website.
We currently have 8 full-time and 3 part-time sworn officers on duty.