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Sheds add value only if they are site built and of a substantial nature with a foundation and made of wood. Metal or PVC sheds you buy at a home improvement store or other location do not add value.
Unattached Garages add less value than attached garages by about 25%.
Gazebos add value to the property.
Above Ground Pools add no value.
In Ground Pools add value, but only about 35% of the actual cost to put one in.
Landscaping, trees, and shrubs are not considered. It is assumed everyone has landscaping, trees, and/or shrubs. Value is not added for exceptional landscaping; however, wooded area on a lot does add value.
No, driveway surfacing is not considered.
Fences are not considered in the property valuation.
Yes, there are several at City Hall. If possible, please call before coming to City Hall to ensure a Notary Public is available.
You may use your debit or credit card to pay for citations and water bills. This service is available in person and online through www.milton-wi.gov/MakeaPayment.
Appointments for city committees or commissions are typically filled in April of every year. The appointments are recommendations from the Mayor and approved by the Common Council. Notice of any vacancies on a committee or commission are noticed in the Milton Courier and also posted on the website. Applications for serving are available at City Hall and on the website.
Zoning maps are available at City Hall to view and on the website. Zoning and regulation questions can be answered by the Public Works Department.
Contact information for the Council members is available on the website. You may also send correspondence to City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street.
All Council meetings are recorded and posted on the City's YouTube Channel.
There is an opportunity to address the Common Council during the agenda item "Public comments regarding items which can be affected by Council Action." Participation during the meetings is allowed if you address the Council from the podium. The Council meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Agendas are available on the city website.
Information about elected officials can be found on the city website.
Animal licenses are available at City Hall. The current rabies certificate must be presented when applying. Fees are $8 if the animal is fixed, and $15 if the animal is not fixed. Additional information is available on the website.
Yes. The City rents out the Community House, Lamar Park, Central Park, and South Goodrich Park. Fees are based on your residency in the City or the surrounding townships. Applications can be found on the City website or at City Hall. Please call City Hall to verify the availability, (608) 868-6900 ext. 2.
To obtain a bartenders license in the City of Milton, you will need to complete the Beverage Server course and provide proof of completion of the class along with $30 and a completed application. The application is available on the city website or at City Hall. Additional information can be found on the website.
All businesses, including non-profits, must apply for a City Business License. Applications are available on the website and also at City Hall. The license is a one-time fee of $25.
Agendas and minutes are available on the website and at City Hall. Agendas are posted at Dave's Ace Hardware, Piggly Wiggly, and City Hall.
Current ordinances are available on the website.
Milton Police Department at (608) 868-6910 and the Milton Water Department at (608) 868-6900 ext. 1.
Contact the City Clerk at City Hall at (608) 868-6900 ext. 2.
Yes, Milton Community Action Center, 36 Hilltop Drive, houses the food pantry. Information is available on the website.
Town of Milton, 23 First Street, (608) 868-2465.
Trick-or-Treating in Milton is always on Halloween, regardless the day of the week. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Fourth of July festivities include a carnival for kids, adult and children softball tournament, a Walk-Run, parade, and fireworks. The Walk-Run is the morning of the 4th, the parade is always at 1 p.m. on the 4th, and the Fireworks are always at dusk on the 4th. The parade begins at Lamar Park/Milton West Elementary School and heads east on Madison Avenue and continues south on Hilltop Drive.
The City-Wide Rummage Sale in Milton is always on the first Saturday in June. You are not required to register or sign-up. This is not a city sponsored function, all are welcome to participate/set-up.
The Annual Chicken BBQ and Arts & Crafts on the Lawn is always on the third Sunday in August on the Milton House and North Goodrich Park grounds. Contact the Milton Area Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism (MACCIT) at (608) 868-6222 for information about the Chicken BBQ and the Milton Historical Society at (608) 868-7772 for information about the Arts & Crafts on the Lawn.
Tax bills, payment history, assessment information, legal descriptions, and more is available through the Rock County Treasurer's Tax Database.
The city's budget is available on the website.
The monthly bill you receive from the Milton Water Department is for water, sewer, stormwater, and fire protection. The bill lists each charge for the month individually.
Tax bills are mailed in the middle of December.
All property tax payments are made through the Rock County Treasurer's Office. Tax payment information is available on the Rock County website.
Library cards are free. Identification and proof of residence are required for adults when the card application is completed. Minors (16 years old and younger) need a parent's or guardian's signature on their application. There is no minimum age requirement to obtain a library card. You can fill out and print an application ahead of time (you will not be able to save a filled-in version of the form). Bring the application(s) to the Checkout Desk to get your library card; be sure to bring your photo ID and proof of address as well.
Photo Identification may be provided with any U.S. state driver’s license or identification card, a passport, a school ID, or any official picture ID.
Proof of address may be provided on the same driver’s license or identification card if it is current.
Also accepted are:
Milton Public Library maintains the following hours year-round:
Yes! Milton Public Library is part of the Arrowhead Library System, which includes all the libraries in Rock County - Hedberg (Janesville), Beloit, Milton, Edgerton, Eager Free (Evansville), Clinton, & Orfordville. You are welcome to use your card at any of these libraries and return borrowed materials to any of the Arrowhead libraries.
Yes! Rockcat is the name of the catalog for all of the Rock County libraries. You may create an account using your library card number, which will allow you to place holds and renew materials online.
Wifi is also available for patrons to use with their own wifi-enabled devices.
Schedules of events, a list of holiday closings, library policies, and more can be found on the Milton Public Library website.