Storm Drain Cleaning

The recent rain event on February 19th and 20th provides a good reminder about the importance of keeping storm drains clear of debris. Storm drains and ditches catch rainwater run-off from Village maintained streets. The Village Public Works crew works through the year to clear storm drain catch basins to prevent blockages that may lead to road flooding during snow melt and large rainfalls. This includes street sweeping in the spring and fall vacuuming in the fall. As an example, Public Works staff worked village-wide prior to the storm to clear storm drains, and also removed debris along 3rd Avenue and Durst Road that accumulated during the rain event on Tuesday.

We ask residents to keep an eye on the storm drains near their residences, and contact the Village Public Works Department at 608-527-2097 during regular office hours or 608-558-5773 on evenings or weekends, if you notice any debris that needs to be cleared. Please do not dispose of leaves, grass clippings, or any other debris in the storm drains or drainage ditches!

Substance Abuse Workshops

The Belleville Area Cares Coalition is sponsoring two life changing events regarding substance abuse that will inform, educate and save lives.  Both events will be held at the Belleville High School Auditorium, 635 W. Church Street, Belleville WI 53508.  Click on the brochures below for more information and how to pre-register for these FREE events.

    March 21, 2018 (3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Narcan Presentation & Training

    May 9, 2018 (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Wake Up Call - Stairway to Heroin Educational Series

Summer Recreation Programs

Online Registration is now open for the 2018 Pool and Recreation Programs.  Click HERE to begin the registration process.  

      2018 Summer Recreation Brochure

Lifeguard Positions

The Village of New Glarus is looking for lifeguards for the 2018 season.  Click HERE for more information and employment application. 

Street Trees Available to New Glarus Residents

Street Trees Available to Village of New Glarus Residents. Tree planting plans are underway for the 22nd Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting, which will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018. Under the program, village property owners may purchase trees from the village for a minimal cost. The trees are planted by local high school and adult volunteers. Anyone interested in more information about purchasing trees or volunteering to plant should call the Village Forester, Paul Jennrich at 527-5833.

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.                                       

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