Frequently Asked Questions

List of FAQs

Does the Town of Saukville have public transportation?

How do I obtain a dog license?

Who plows the roads in the Town of Saukville?

Where is the public library?

Where is the nearest Department of Motor Vehicles Drivers License Examination Station?

What is the fee schedule for the County Register of Deeds office?

Who should I contact about assessment information on building and property values in the Town?

Where are other natural areas in the Town?

Is cable television available in the Town?

Who neighbors the Town?

Where are the cemeteries in the Town?

What is the history of Saukville?

Where can I find historical records and artifacts from the early days of the Town?

 

Does the Town of Saukville have public transportation?

Ozaukee County Express Route 143 is funded by Ozaukee County and operated by the Milwaukee Transit System leaves daily from the WalMart parking lot off Hwy 33 in the Village of Saukville and travels into Downtown Milwaukee with several stops in route. For route schedule and fare information please phone BusLine at 414-344-6711 or click here

The Ozaukee County Shared-Ride Taxi Service is a public transportation program established by Ozaukee County and is operated under County Authority. Trips using the taxi service can be arranged in advanced or on the day of travel. If you need a wheelchair-equipped van please make this request at the time of your call. Pricing is based on a one-way trip and determined by which Zone the travel is within. For information or arrange for a taxi phone 1-800-925-9590 or click here

How do I obtain a dog license?

Dog licenses are required for all dogs more that five months old on January 1, 2007. State law requires that dogs over five months of age be vaccinated against rabies. You can pick up a dog license form at the Town Hall during regular business hours. The completed form should be mailed to the Town Hall with a copy of the certificate of rabies vaccination for the dog you are licensing. Please include your check for the amount of the license. Neutered males or spayed females - $5.00 each. Unaltered male and female dogs - $10.00. Rates are also listed on the dog license form. Do not send cash through the mail. Send a self addresses stamped envelope for the return of your dog license and tag. A $5.00 late fee will be charged if you fail to obtain a license prior to April 1, 2007. 

Contact the Town Hall for any questions.

 

Who plows the roads in the Town of Saukville?

The company that plows for the Town of Saukville is Jim’s Maintenance Service (262-377-7340) 

Where is the public library?

The Town belongs to the Eastern Shores Library System. This allows Town residents with valid library cards to borrow books and materials from any library in Ozaukee or Sheboygan County. 

The holdings of the Eastern Shores Library System are cataloged on the web at Link

Library cards can be obtained from the Oscar Grady Library, 151 S. Main Street in the Village of Saukville. The phone number is 262-284-6022. 

Where is the nearest Department of Motor Vehicles Drivers License Examination Station?

The Motor Vehicle Division of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation operates a drivers license examination station at the United Methodist Family Center, 505 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington, WI 53074. (262-284-0212) 

 

The station is open every Tuesday and Thursday form 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. An appointment is necessary for written or vision examinations only. Written and /or road test will not begin within 45 minutes of station closing time. Applicants for vision tests only should plan to be at the test station at least 15 minutes prior to closing time. 

 

TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATES ARE AVAILABLE AT: Village of Grafton, Village of Saukville, and the City of Cedarburg. Temporary license plates are not available at the Town of Saukville Town Hall.

 

What is the fee schedule for the County Register of Deeds office?

Recorded Documents, Deeds, Mortgages, Land Contracts, Satisfactions and Miscellaneous Documents entitled to be recorded in the Register of Deeds Office cost: $30.00 

For more information click here

Who should I contact about assessment information on building and property values in the Town?

The Town Assessor is Michael Grota of Grota Appraisals, LLC.  His phone number is (262) 253-1142.  He can also be reached at www.grotaappraisals.com

 

Only annual tax roll records are kept at the Town Hall. Files with details relating to how each property is valued, such as square footage and age of buildings are kept with the assessor.

Where are other natural areas in the Town?
 

Watts Lake Access to the Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area.
Travelers on State Hwy 33 of between Co. Hwy I and Co. Hwy Y in the Town will notice a parking lot off the south side of Hwy 33 and a sign describing the area as the Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area. The area offers a boardwalk and path that lead to a fishing pier at Watts Lake. The Cedarburg Bog is a misnomer as the area includes several small shallow lakes, Mud Lake, marshes, swamps and the southern-most string bog in North America. One of the largest and most diverse wetlands in the state the Cedarburg Bog lies entirely within the Town of Saukville.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Field Station
3095 Blue Goose Rd
www.uwm.edu/Dept/fieldstation/

Riveredge Nature Center

Is cable television available in the Town?

Although some Town residents have expressed an interest in subscribing to cable television service, the Town is not served by any cable television companies at this time. The Town requested cable providers consider offering service to Town residents in the past but, to date, no provider has expressed an interest in this area. If you are interested in purchasing this service, it may be worthwhile to notify the cable companies of your interest. Perhaps, if there are enough resident requests, the cable company will consider providing service to this area.

Who neighbors the Town?

The Town of Saukville has many fine neighbors.

The Village of Saukville (population 4466 - Est 2014) is in south-eastern portion of Saukville Township. The Village is home to the Crossroads Rendezvous, a reenactment of the days when Saukville was a major trading point on the Milwaukee River. 

Town of Farmington to north-west of Saukville Township has many fine acres of agricultural land.

Fredonia Township (population 2161) and Village of Fredonia (population 2176) are to the north of Saukville Township. The Village of Fredonia boasts a 24% population increase in the last decade.

The Town of Belgium (population 1424) is directly northeast of Saukville Township

Port Washington Township (population 1653) and the City of Port Washington (population 11,439) are to the east of Saukville Township. Port Washington, on Lake Michigan, is home to an extensive marina and sport fishing fleet. Port Washington is also the Ozaukee County seat. The original county court house is on of several well-preserved historic buildings in the city.

The Townships of Cedarburg (population 5843) and Grafton (population 4102) adjoin Saukville Township to the south. In the past these townships were filled farms and wide expanses of cropland and family dairy farms. Now some of the agricultural land has been divided to provide homes for families looking for larger yards and good schools.

The City of Cedarburg is a few miles south of the Town of Saukville (population 11,479) as is the Village of Grafton (population 11,490). Considered by some as suburbs of Milwaukee, with the City of Mequon (23,387), these communities are home to the majority of the county's residents.

The Township of Trenton and Village of Newburg adjoin Saukville Township on the west. Trenton is a part of Washington County. The Village of Newburg, a quaint village that is home to Riveredge Nature Center has land in both Ozaukee and Washington Counties.

Where are the cemeteries in the Town?

There are a few small cemeteries in the Town. At least two Town cemeteries contain the remains of Civil War Veterans and are maintained by VFW members. Cemetery - 4484 Hwy 57

Two acres of land in the northeast quarter of Section 8 (4343 St. Finbars Road) were donated to the Bishop of Milwaukee by the Haggerty family in 1854. This property is now called St. Finbar's Cemetery.

What is the history of Saukville?

Approximately 34 square miles

Evidence of Native American Activities in the area. Menominee, sometime after 10,000 BC

Settlement by European Settlers about 1836, shortly after the U.S. Public Land Survey was completed.
Attracted Norwegian and Irish settlers - fertile soils and Milwaukee River for water-powered mills.
Originally part of the Town of Port Washington
Town of Saukville Organized and held first election 1848

25 miles north of Milwaukee

If you have any information regarding the history of the town that may be of interest to anyone visiting this site, feel free to call the Town Hall or email us.

Where can I find historical records and artifacts from the early days of the Town?

The Ozaukee County Historical Society has a collection of historical records and newspapers that include some items concerning the Town of Saukville. The collection is held in the Lincoln Building, in downtown Cedarburg and is open Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and by appointment. The curator of the collection can be reached at 262-377-4510. The Ozaukee County Historical Society also operates Pioneer Village, an outdoor museum in the Hawthorne Hills County Park, 4880 Cty. Hwy. I, in the Town of Saukville. The museum features 20 historical structures from the 1840s to the early 1900s. Many of the buildings are fully furnished with artifacts and antiques from the area. The original Cedarburg Railroad Depot building has been relocated to this museum. 

Pioneer Village is open for tours on Saturday & Sundays from May 29 through October 10 from noon until 5 p.m. The last tour starts at 4:00 p.m. There is a charge for admission to the museum. Pioneer Village hosts several annual special events, including historical reenactments, at the park. For more information phone 262-377-4510 or Click Here

The Saukville Area Historical Society is restoring the old Saukville Firehouse, 200 N. Mill St., to create the Saukville Crossroads Museum and Learning Center. The Center will be a place where visitors, especially school-aged children, have an opportunity to learn about area history and geology. The Society is currently rehabilitating the building and fund-raising for the project.

The Saukville Area Historical Society has a room at the Oscar Grady Public Library dedicated to displaying local historical collections. The themed collections are changed periodically. Information about the activities and holdings or the Society are available at www.saukvillehistory.org or by contacting Society President Cindy Douglas.