Holiday Closing

Village Offices and the New Glarus Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Appreciation of Community Volunteers

The Village Board approved the following Resolution at their November 21, 2017 meeting:

THE VILLAGE BOARD of the VILLAGE OF NEW GLARUS, GREEN COUNTY, WISCONSIN does hereby extend its sincere gratitude to the many community volunteers that work tirelessly to help with the various festivals, recreation programs, and tourist attractions, as well as keeping the community looking beautiful.  We are so fortunate to have so many individuals that go above and beyond to make sure the flowers are planted and water, the sidewalks are swept, the weeds are pulled, the festival grounds are set up and manned during the festivals and cleaned up afterwards, in addition to a variety of “unseen” tasks that get taken care of each and every day.

The Village Board and Staff want every volunteer to know their efforts are truly appreciated.  The Board wishes to express its appreciation for the commitment of time and talent provided by all the volunteers who help to make the Village of New Glarus a better community.  Thank you!!

Position Vacancy 

The Village of New Glarus is seeking applications to fill a current vacancy for a Part-time Custodian/Public Works Laborer.  Click HERE for information on the position.  Deadline to receive applications is 1:00 p.m. on November 30, 2017.            

Delivery of Garbage Carts

Pellitteri Waste Systems will begin delivering the new garbage carts on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  Since some residents have selected different sized carts, delivery of all carts on any particular street may not occur at the same time.  Pellitteri Waste Systems is hoping to have all carts delivered by end of the day on Thursday, December 14th.  If you have questions regarding your cart, or did not receive a cart by Friday, December 15th, please contact Pellitteri Waste Systems directly at 800-400-4285.

Please check the hook underneath the lid of the cart for a packet of information to assist you with the new pickup process and placing of the carts as well as the recycling pickup calendar.  Please remember that starting in January, pickup days will move from Friday to Monday each week.  Due to the January 1st holiday, the very first pickup will occur on Tuesday, January 2nd for garbage only (no recycling). 

Bid Request: 2018 Street Tree Pruning and Removals

The Village of New will receive sealed bids for street tree pruning and removal services.  Specific bid information may be downloaded HERE or obtained at the Office of the Village Clerk, 319 2nd Street, New Glarus, WI  53574 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, phone (608)527-2510. 

Bids will be received at the Village Clerk’s Office, 319 2nd Street, New Glarus, WI until 10:45 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. 

The Village reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive any technicality, and to accept any Bid which it deems advantageous.  All Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the time set for opening Bids. Successful bidder will be required to provide certificate of insurance prior to bid award.

Alternate-side Winter Parking

Alternate-side Winter parking begins November 15, 2017 and ends March 31, 2018. 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 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.  

If you live on a street with No Parking on one side, the alternate-side winter parking does not apply to that area. There are also areas in the village that are exempt from the winter parking ordinance, if you have any questions please contact the New Glarus Police Department at (608) 527-2145 or click HERE for more information.

Brush Pick-Up

The final curbside brush pick-up has been completed for the season and will resume again in April, 2018.  Compost and yard waste are not picked up curbside. The compost bunker is available at the Village Garage (93 1st Street) for the disposal of yard/garden waste.

Leaf Pick-Up

The Village will again be using the leaf vacuum and Public Works will begin picking up leaves (as weather permits) the week of October 16th and will continue to pick-up leaves through November 30, 2017.  Please rake only leaves into the gutter area for pick-up with the leaf vacuum.  Grass and branches cannot be vacuumed up.

Please note: Bagged leaves, compost, and yard waste will not be picked up.  No Burning of leaves will be permitted.

New Property Owner Questionnaires - Gardiner Appraisal

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue requires the assessor to investigate and analyze all sales each year.  The assessor need to determine whether the sale is an arms-length sale.  Gardiner Appraisal Service, LLC, is the assessor for the Village of New Glarus.  They will mail a questionnaire to the buyer with questions that will determine if the sale is arms-length.  Please fill out the information that you know.  You will also receive an appointment at a later time to view the interior of your property.  This is to make sure that the data that is recorded on your property is accurate.  This information is used to determine the equalized value of the Village, so it is important that the information is accurate.                                         

Refrigerator & Freezer Recycling

Focus on Energy is offering FREE refrigerator and freezer recycling and a $35 reward per appliance recycled (limit 2).  To qualify for the program, your units must be in working condition and must be 10 - 30 cubic feet in size (mini fridges are ineligible).  Schedule your FREE appliance pick up at or at 1-800-354-1898.


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