Emerald Ash Borer

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed the presence of the insect Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) within an ash tree in the Village limits.  According to the DNR, EAB is an invasive, wood boring beetle that kills ash trees by feeding on the inner bark and starving the tree.  More information on the Emerald Ash Borer in Wisconsin can be found at http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/eab/index.jspThe Village has taken proactive steps to address the situation, include establishing a cost-share program for EAB treatment for residents with ash trees in the street terrace area.  For more information, please click HERE.

Notice of Public Hearing

A public hearing to receive input on potential changes to the Village's policy on and permitting of non-Village project usage of the Quarry located on County Highway W will be held on the 7th day of February, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. before the New Glarus Village Board at the Village Hall Boardroom, 319 2nd Street, New Glarus.

Snow Removal

Pursuant to Section 262-7 of the Municipal Code of the Village of New Glarus, sidewalks must be cleared of all snow and/or ice within twenty-four (24) hours from the time the snow ceases to accumulate.  Sidewalks are to be kept clear of snow and ice to a minimum of four (4) feet in width. Click HERE for more information.

Alternate Side Winter Parking

Alternate-side Winter Parking begins November 15, 2016 and ends March 31, 2017.  This requires anyone parking a vehicle on a village street to park on the even side of the street on even days and on the odd side of the street on odd days, which is enforced between 1 a.m. to 7 a.m.  This means you should park on the side of the street where houses have even numbers on the even days and vice versa.  Click HERE for more information regarding alternate-side winter parking or if you have any questions please contact the New Glarus Police Department at (608) 527-2145.

Residential Revaluation

The Village's Assessor, Gardiner Appraisal, has begun the revaluation process of residential properties within the Village.  The revaluation will be completed in June, 2017.  The Village Assessor will have personnel in the Village taking photos of residential properties and will be sending out cards to all property owners to arrange a time to view their property.  Personnel will have identification with them and their vehicle will indicated they are with the Assessor's Office.  If you have any questions, please contact the Village at 527-2510.  Additional information can be found at: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/pubs/slf/pb060.pdf


A revaluation of property within the Village of New Glarus is scheduled to be completed for the 2017 assessment year.  The project will begin in September of 2016 and will be completed in the Summer of 2017.

An assessor or the assessor’s staff is able to enter the land or construction site, other than a building, agricultural land or pasture, or a livestock confinement area, of another if all of the following apply:

1. The assessor or the assessor's staff enters the land in order to make an assessment on behalf of the state or a political subdivision.

2. The assessor or assessor's staff enters the land on a weekday during daylight hours, or at another time as agreed upon with the land owner.

3. The assessor or assessor's staff spends no more than one hour on the land.

4. The assessor or assessor's staff does not open doors, enter through open doors, or look into windows of structures on the land.

5. The assessor or the assessor's staff leaves in a prominent place on the principal building on the land, or on the land if there is not a principal building, a notice informing the owner or occupant that the assessor or the assessor's staff entered the land and giving information on how to contact the assessor.

August 11, 2016

Lynne R. Erb, Clerk-Treasurer

Alkaline Battery Recycling in Village Hall Library

Through a partnership with the New Glarus School RoboKnights program, Team "Trash Tech", a group of middle-schoolers have organized a collection program for the recycling of used alkaline batteries.  The collection tube for the used batteries is located in the Village Hall lobby near the front door.  A special thanks to the middle schools for their hard work on this project and to the generous donations from local businesses.  For more information, please click HERE.

Village Beginning Update to Comprehensive Plan

The Village is undertaking a 10-year update to its Comprehensive Plan.  The Plan is a long-range guide to the physical development of New Glarus, establishing an overall vision along with direction related to economic development, land use, downtown, community facilities, road, trails and parks, and other components.  The Village welcomes your input in the Plan update process.  You can learn more HERE.






New Glarus was established as a Swiss Colony in 1845 and incorporated as a Village in 1901. The Village has retained its Swiss charm with Alpine-style architecture, ethnic festivals and Swiss delicacies. The Village is located in beautiful Green County in south central Wisconsin. We are just 28 miles south of Madison and 17 miles north of Monroe on State Highway 69.


  319 2nd Street
    PO Box 399
    New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-2510

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed