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Town of Saint Germain Ordinances

Per Wisconsin Statutes, only towns having been granted "village powers" by the town electors have authority to enact town ordinances. Those powers were granted to the St. Germain Town Board by the electors in attendance at the April 5, 1969 annual town meeting. The hand written minutes of that meeting are available for review in the Office of the St. Germain Town Clerk.

Code of Ordinances

The Saint Germain Town Board enacted Ordinance SG17-01-1, creating a Code of Ordinances, pursuant to section 66.0103, Wis. Stats. on 01/09/2017. The ordinances in the following table have been updated in a manner that enables enforcement of them through the Vilas County Circuit Court. More ordinances will be added to the Code of Ordinances as they are developed.

Chapter 1 - Zoning
Chapter 2 - Motor Vehicle Public Road Access (previously known as Driveways or Travelways)
Chapter 3 - Mobile Homes & Manufactured Housing
Chapter 4 - Seasonal Road Weight Limits
Chapter 5 - Division of Land - Platting or Condominiums
Chapter 6 -
Chapter 7 - Fire Department Volunteer Funds

Chapter 8 - Emergency Vehicles Access
Chapter 9 - Snowmobiling on Town Roads
Chapter 11 - Dog Licensing & Control
Chapter 12 - Accommodations Tax
Chapter 13 - Public Nuisance
Chapter 14 - Alcohol Control
Chapter 15 - Town Parks Rules
Chapter 16 - Vehicular Traffic on Town Highways
Chapter 17 - Community Parks & Buildings Usage
Chapter 18 - Cemetery
Chapter 19 - Boating onTown Lakes
Chapter 29 - Town Procedures
Chapter 30 - ATV / UTV Routes

Ordinances Rescinded by Town Board
(The following ordinances have been rescinded. They are no longer valid. They do not appear in the Code of Ordinances)

ST-1 Safety & Tresspassing and H-1 Discharging/carrying firearms

Fumigation of Bldgs and Repair Fire Damaged Bldgs

SG98-8-1 Solid Waste Disposal and Burning


Special Ordinances not included in Code of Ordinances

2019, October 14 - Ordinance to change town clerk position from elected to appointed

2019, December 09 - Ordinance to change town treasurer position from elected to appointed

2020, August 13 - Ordinance to change town clerk and treasurer positions from elected to appointed

2021, March 25 - Ordinance to adopt update Town Comprehensive Plan

Code of Ordinances

CHAPTER 1
"Zoning"

Latest revision adopted 09/14/2020

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offence

$250.00

$202.50

$452.50

Subsequent offences

$500.00

$267.50

$767.50

CHAPTER 2
"Travelway"
"Driveways"
"Motor Vehicle Public Road Access"

Latest revision adopted 09/14/2020

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offence

$250.00

$202.50

$452.50

Subsequent offences

$500.00

$267.50

$767.50

CHAPTER 3
"Mobile Homes & Manufactured Housing"

Latest revision adopted 06/21/2017
Re-adopted without revisions 08/19/19


Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offence

$250.00

$202.50

$452.50

Subsequent offences

$500.00

$267.50

$767.50

CHAPTER 4
"Seasonal Road Weight Limits"

Latest revision adopted 06/21/2017
Re-adopted without revisions 08/19/19

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offence

$150.00

$176.50

$326.50

Subsequent offences

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

CHAPTER 5
"Division of Land - Platting of Condominiums"
Adopted 05/10/2021

 

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$500.00

$267.50

$767.50

2nd offence

$1,000.00

$397.50

$1,397.50

Subsequent offences

$2,000.00

$667.50

$2,667.50

   
       
       
       
       

CHAPTER 7
"Fire Department Volunteer Funds"

Adopted 07/08/2019
Re-adopted without revisions 08/19/19

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$50.00

$150.50

$200.50

2nd offence

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

Subsequent offences

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

CHAPTER 8
"Emergency Vehicles Access"

Latest revision adopted 12/09/2019

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$50.00

$150.50

$200.50

2nd offence

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

Subsequent offences

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

CHAPTER 9
"Snowmobiling on Town Roads"

Latest revision adopted 07/08/2019
Re-adopted without revisions 08/19/19

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$50.00

$150.50

$200.50

2nd offence

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

Subsequent offences

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

CHAPTER 11
"Dog licensing and control"

Licensing instructions

Animal Control Officer enforcement procedures

Latest revision adopted 06/21/2017 Re-adopted without revisions 08/19/19

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$20.00

$142.70

$162.70

2nd offence

$60.00

$153.10

$213.10

Subsequent offences

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

CHAPTER 12
"Accomodations RoomTax"

Latest revision adopted 11/09/2020

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$50.00

$200.50

$250.50

2nd offence

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

Subsequent offences

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

CHAPTER 13
"Public Nuisance"

Latest revision adopted 12/11/2017
Re-adopted without revisions 08/19/19

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offense

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offense

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

Subsequent offenses

$300.00

$215.50

$515.50

CHAPTER 14
"Alcohol Control"

Latest revision adopted 05/10/2021

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offense

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offense

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

Subsequent offenses

$300.00

$215.50

$515.50

CHAPTER 15
"Town Parks Rules"

Adopted 10/08/2018
Re-adopted without revisions 08/19/19

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offense

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offence

$150.00

$175.50

$325.50

Subsequent offenses

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

CHAPTER 16
"Vehicular Traffic on Town Highways"

Adopted 07/08/2019
Re-adopted without revisions 08/19/19

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offense

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offence

$250.00

$202.50

$452.50

Subsequent offences

$500.00

$267.50

$767.50

CHAPTER 17
"Community Parks & Buildings Usage"

Adopted 12/09/2019


Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offense

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offense

$150.00

$175.50

$325.50

Subsequent offenses

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

CHAPTER 18
"Cemetery"

Adopted 04/21/2020

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offense

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offense

$150.00

$175.50

$325.50

Subsequent offenses

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

CHAPTER 19
"Boating on Town Lakes"

Adopted 05/11/2020

 

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offense

$100.00

$163.50

$263.50

2nd offense

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

Subsequent offenses

$300.00

$215.50

$515.50


CHAPTER 29
"Town Procedures"

Adopted 10/14/2019
Latest revision adopted 03/08/2021

No forfeitures provisions included in ordinance

CHAPTER 30
"ATV/UTV Routes"

Latest revision adopted 04/19/2016
Re-adopted without revisions 08/19/19

Forfeitures

 

Town fine

Court fees

Total

1st offence

$70.00

$155.70

$225.70

2nd offence

$125.00

$170.00

$295.00

Subsequent offences

$200.00

$189.50

$389.50

 

 
 

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