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2020 Tax bills are now published online and in the mail!

2020 Tax bills were published by the county earlier this morning.   You can find them here Waukesha County Tax site

You should be receiving the physical copy in the mail within the next few days.

For payments, you can pay online via that website or in person at the following locations/times.

- Village Hall Mon-Fri 8am-4pm  (Closed Christmas Eve/Day and New Years Eve/Day)
- Drop box at Village Hall anytime
- Citizens Bank 9am-5pm Lobby hours (open 9-noon on Dec 24th and 9-3pm Dec 31st) until January 31st

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

No Wake on the Fox River

With the passing of Village ordinance 2020-05 last night by the Village Board,  there is now a "SLOW-NO WAKE" zone on the Fox River in the Village. 

Signs will be posted, and the ordinance is below.

Additionally, we will be enforcing the use of the boat launch (and the launch fees).  You will no longer be able to drop your kayak, canoe, or any other watercraft in from anywhere BESIDES the boat launch.  If caught launching from the grass, or shoreline, you will be fined according to Village ordinance.

Village Hall is open again

Village Hall is once again open. 

We will be limiting pedestrian traffic, to enable social distancing, and to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC, WEDC, and the Waukesha County Health Department.

Please read the statement from County Executive Paul Farrow here...

Thank you, stay safe and stay healthy.

Village dumpster will re-open in May

The Village dumpster will be open again, beginning May 16, 2020.
Please check the Public Works page for details on hours, costs, and restrictions.

2020 Spring Election Results

Municipal Judge
Dana Bertling – 27
David Treichel -4
Craig Lake – 2
Joseph Kelenic – 2
James Miller – 1
Aaron Paine – 1
Mark Powers – 1
Thomas Rank – 1
Becky Walesa - 1
Michael Widowski – 1
No name - 1


 Village Trustee

Kelly Renner -290

Michelle Clark – 283

Tony Houdyshell - 250

Additional service impacts

Please note Salvage Vehicle inspections are suspended until at least April 8th, 2020.

Also, Municipal Court will not be held for the month of April which was scheduled on April 13th, 2020 but is planned for May 11th, 2020.

Order Regarding Emergency Measures

COVID-19 and the Village of Big Bend

I have declared a state of emergency in the Village of Big Bend.

(Added information) There's no need to do anything different at this time: keep following all CDC recommendations on hand washing and social distancing.


-         Wisconsin Department for Health Services

-         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

-         World Health Organization

-         Waukesha County Public Health

This proclamation formally opens up collaboration efforts and allows us to move quicker if things get substantially worse. Continue to stay calm, and stay well.

March 15, 2020

WHEREAS, an emergency, namely the COVID-19 Pandemic, impacted the Village of Big Bend beginning on March 15, 2020; and

WHEREAS, because of the emergency conditions, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Big Bend is unable to meet promptly; and

WHEREAS, due to this emergency, I am authorized by Wis. Stat. s. 323.14(4)(b) to exercise by proclamation all of the powers conferred upon the Village Board under Wis. Stat. ss. 323.14(a) and 323.11 that appear necessary and expedient;

NOW, THEREFORE, as President of the Village of Big Bend, I proclaim that an emergency exists within the Village by reason of an imminent threat of a disaster due to the COVID-19 Pandemic;

FURTHERMORE, I proclaim that city officials may do whatever is necessary and expedient for the health, safety, protection, and welfare of persons and property within the Village, including the power to bar, restrict, or remove all unnecessary traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, from the highways;

FURTHERMORE, this proclamation of the emergency shall be limited to this date until May 15, 2020, and shall be subject to ratification, alteration, modification, or repeal by the common council as soon as the council can meet, but the subsequent action taken by the Village Board on Tuesday March 17, 2020 shall not affect the prior validity of this proclamation.

Village of Big Bend President

Warren Lajsic

The Village of Big Bend Library Closed


The Big Bend Village Library will be closed to the public from Monday March 16 through Sunday April 5, 2020. All library programs will be cancelled or rescheduled. All overdue fines during this time period will be waived. Any holds you make will be kept for you until Monday April 6th. Please contact us at 262.662.3571 with any questions, and we will get back to you during regular weekday business hours. As always, we appreciate your patronage, and look forward to seeing you, healthy, soon!

The following is a response that many of the libraries share:

A variety of factors prompt the service change including the declaration of a national emergency, the latest health information available as of today and the safety of the community. Very specific factors to our Library include the closing of the school district, which most likely would prompt greater foot traffic in the Library in close quarters with an inability to continually sanitize, the areas in the library that encourage gathering, vulnerable populations that visit the Library including senior citizens, and the inability to maintain social distances.  We would rather, as some in the Bridges Library System have elected to do, close for the greater good than become an epicenter for transmission and spread.

At an abundance of caution, we urge our community to remain calm. We understand that public opinion may be varied, however as a matter of concern and a deep understanding of the variety of users of the Library and the limitations of the facility and staff, these difficult decisions were reached with the most reputable informative resources available.

Updates on any public library closures will be posted on the Bridges Library System’s website should they occur:

Please see the following resources for more information on COVID-19:

-         Wisconsin Department for Health Services

-         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

-         World Health Organization

-         Waukesha County Public Health


Reminder!!  Village Mailbox Policy regarding Snow removal - Please Read!

With the impending snowmageddon ;) please make sure to review the mailbox damage policy from snow removal/plowing.  DPW does everything they can to avoid any damage but mother nature doesn't always cooperate.


Salvage Vehicle Inspections

Salvage Vehicle Inspections

The Big Bend Police Department will again be offering salvage vehicle inspections. Inspection will only be available by APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an inspection or to get more information please contact the Big Bend Police Department at 262- 662-3782.