If you are looking for a form, permit or application, please go to our City Department page - Employment Application
Bird Conservation
Bird-friendly birders do more than observe, they practice wildlife conservation and are aware of issues threatening different species of birds. Learn how to get involved here.
Keeping Birds Safe Around Windows
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “One of the greatest hazards to birds is plate glass, with windows in homes and offices killing as many as one billion birds each year. Glass is invisible to birds, and if it reflects the images of trees, bushes, the sky or other natural habitat, a bird may fly directly into it.” 
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN IS NOW A BIRD CITY USA COMMUNITY!!!!!!!!
 PAY ONLINE
You can still pay in person at the City Hall Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm with cash, credit card or money order. But many people do not always have the time to make it to the office, to get the money together and are looking for that extra convenience. Now for your convenience you can pay online:
* Building Permits
* Municipal Court Citations
* Park Shelter Rentals
* Property Tax Bills
* Water and Sewer Bills
There is a small fee for this service. Once you make a payment, you will receive an immediate receipt of payment. The on-line payment system accepts most major credit and debit cards, and electronic checks.
WOODRIDGE ACRES
The city of Prairie du Chien’s first-ever municipal subdivision - Woodridge Acres - is located in the southeast section of the city. The nearly 24 acre development contains 36 single-family lots, which have been priced from $11,000 to $25,000, roughly $1 per square foot. The lots range in size from 9,600 square feet to 28,940 square feet. For more information, include a subdivision map, the lot prices, and the regulations for the subdivision, please click here. For an information packet on the subdivision, click here.
ROUNDABOUTS

We have created a website with informative videos and information on how to safely navigate the new roundabouts in Prairie du Chien. If you have questions or concerns, please contact City Hall at 608-326-6406.
LAKE MILLS FIRST IMPRESSIONS PRESENTATION

Representatives from the City of Lake Mills gave their First Impressions Report on the City of Prairie du Chien Thursday May 21st. Representatives from Prairie du Chien will travel to Lake Mills May 27th to present their findings. According to the UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development, “(p)articipants become “secret shoppers” for the day to discover what they can about a similar community or neighborhood… The First Impressions program helps communities learn about existing strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of the first-time visitor and provides a structured opportunity to learn about strengths and weaknesses of similar communities. The results from a First Impressions visit can serve as the basis for community action and as a way to document changes in the community over time.” 

SO WHAT DID LAKE MILLS THINK OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AND RECOMMEND - CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT
CITYWIDE REVALUATION UNDERWAY

The City has contracted with Accurate Appraisal, LLC to conduct a full revaluation of property in the City. The purpose of the revaluation is to insure that properties are assessed on a fair and equitable basis. Our goal is to bring assessments to fair market value. The last complete physical revaluation of the City took place in 1997. Starting in 2015, Accurate began a 3-year process of doing physical inspections of approximately 25 percent of the residential, commercial and industrial properties. Properties will be chosen on a random basis. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the City of Prairie du Chien at 608-326-6406 or email City Administrator Aaron KramerYou can also contact Accurate Appraisal LLC at 1-800-770-3927 or via email.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROPOSED EXPANSION OF YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY - AND HOW YOU BE A PART WITH OUR NEW WEBSITE
To request your 2016 Prairie du Chien 64-page visitor's guide, please click on the picture above or visit the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce website!
NOTICE - 2016 City of Prairie du Chien Brush/Compost Site Hours of Operation

Effective April 4, 2016 the site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm and Saturday’s from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. These hours will be in effect at least through NOVEMBER 18, 2016. The site is closed on Sundays and Holidays. Please be at the site at least 15 minutes prior to close for disposing of materials
​* NO Plastic Bags, only paper lawn bags allowed
* NO other refuse to be disposed of at the site
* NO construction waste or lumber, brush must be dirt free
* Stump disposal is by appointment only; please call 326-2718 at least 2 days in advance. 
The brush/compost site is for the residents of the City of Prairie du Chien only. Please Note that access to the archery range will be on Wilderness Road, east of the brush site entrance. Please call 326-8534 for information.
Thanks to our friends at Peoples State Bank we are happy to announce the Prairie du Chien Parks & Recreation Spring/Summer Activity Guide is now available for the public or by clicking on the image above.
NOTICE - CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, COUNTY OF CRAWFORD STATE OF WISCONSIN
BOARD OF REVIEW 2016 - THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review shall hold its first session on date and time stated above, at the City Hall, 214 E. Blackhawk Avenue. At this time, the BOR will meet to fulfill Wisconsin statutory requirements. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board.
1)No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property.
2)After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection, except at a session of the Board.
3)The Board of Review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the Board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the Board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the Board shall waive that requirement during the first two (2) hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting, and the Board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than five (5) days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48 hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the Board of Review during the first two (2) hours of the first scheduled meeting.
4)Objections to the amount or valuation of the property shall first me made in writing and filed with the clerk of the Board of Review within the first two (2) hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the Board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than five (5) days. The Board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the Board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the Board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the Board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the Board.
5)When appearing before the Board of Review, the objecting person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
6)No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board or by telephone, object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method, unless the person supplies the assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s 73.03(2a) WI Statutes, that the assessor requests. The Town of LaFayette has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s 19.35(1) of WI Statutes.
7)The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness and disability. No other person may testify by telephone unless the Board in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.
8)No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s 70.47(3)(a) WI Statutes, that person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the Board of Review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.

Barb Elvert, City Clerk-Treasurer - 608-326-6406 | belvert@prairieduchien-wi.gov