City of South Milwaukee Buildings to Close Effective 7 a.m. on March 18; Open by Appointment Only

Out of an abundance of caution and after consulting with our Health Department, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, all City of South Milwaukee buildings will be accessible to the public by appointment only, until further notice.  

This will not apply to voters, although we strongly encourage residents to request a mailed absentee ballot.

The closure includes City Hall, the Police Department, Fire Department, Street Department, and Water and Wastewater facilities. 

The Grobschmidt Senior Center is already closed, and the South Milwaukee Public Library building closed effective Tuesday, and we have now suspended the library’s curbside service that was being offered. 

If you have city business that you believe requires you to physically appear at a city building, please call the city’s general number/switchboard line at 414-762-2222 to make an appointment.

You can also do a lot of city business online at our website

  • Click here to see directions on how to make payments. 
  • To obtain an absentee ballot, visit the state’s MyVote website. Again, we strongly suggest this. It is easy to use, and you can order a ballot in a few clicks. Please be prepared to take a photo of your ID and upload it into the system, when prompted. 

We are keeping the Self-Deposit Station open, but employing practices to keep social distances, including temporarily suspending the $3 per-trip user fee. 

We are also limiting non-essential in-home inspections and utility worker home visits. 

All non-essential city meetings have been cancelled until further notice. We are working on livestream and teleconference options to hold future meetings, within the law. 

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we continue to operate amid rapidly changing guidance, orders and information. We will always act in the best interest of our employees and the general public. 

You can get regular updates on COVID-19 on the city’s website and on our Facebook page. We will also be using the SM Works platform to share information on our response to COVID-19 via email to interested individuals. To join the email list, please sign up for the service and/or app, and submit your email address.


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2 responses to “City of South Milwaukee Buildings to Close Effective 7 a.m. on March 18; Open by Appointment Only

  1. Ron Sova

    Thanks for the info Erik, we appreciate your effort to keep us informed.

  2. SM Resident

    Why on earth does the dump still need to be open if every other city office or building is closed? So that employee can deal with the “hoax” believing public, their myriad of questions, and their non-compliance with social distancing? I’m sure that employee is easily replaceable once he’s sick and gone though, right? Poor decision making proven here.

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