Public buildings are closed, including:
- City-County Building
- Madison Municipal Building
- Monona Terrace
- Madison Senior Center
- Administration offices
Many City services are available online or by mail. There is a drop box outside the City-County Building for documents that cannot be sent electronically or by mail.
The Clerk's Office is open. Call (608) 266-4603 to enter the building.
City committee meetings are canceled, postponed, or being held virtually. For the latest status of City meetings, visit the City’s Meeting Schedule.
Assessment notices will be delayed for at least two months. Property owners have the same rights and responsibilities for review of their notice. Communication with the Assessor's Office during the open book period, and the formal objection process duties remain unchanged.
The Treasurer's Office is closed for in-person payments. You can make payments online, by phone, or by mail.
Phone: (608) 266-4771
City of Madison Treasurer
P.O. Box 2999
Madison, WI 53701
Housing Authority Rent
CDA and Section 8 housing residents should contact their property manager or Section 8 caseworker as soon as possible if they may be unable to pay rent. CDA residents can pay their rent online or by mail.
Visit the Housing Authority Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information about rent, maintenance requests, and more.
Municipal Service Bills
Late fees for Municipal Service Bills are exempted until further notice.
You can pay parking tickets online or by mail:
City of Madison Treasurer
P.O. Box 20
Madison, WI 53701-0020
Call (608) 266-4170 with any questions about parking tickets.
The City of Madison will not be charging interest or late fees on property tax payments that are due April 1, 2020 – October 1, 2020.
Refuse & Recycling
Refuse and recycling collection starts at 6:30 am, 30 minutes earlier than normal. All residents should have their carts and large items out for pickup by 6:30 am on their scheduled collection day.
Visit the Streets Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information.
Brush, Leaf, & Yard Waste
Curbside brush collection is in progress. Collection may be slower than usual as we prioritize critical refuse and recycling services.
Leaf and yard waste collection has ended for the spring. Bring materials to a drop-off site, or compost them in your yard.
The drop-off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd, 4602 Sycamore Ave, and 402 South Point Rd are open with new hours and restrictions.
The brush processing and mulch facility at 121 E. Olin Ave. remains closed to the public.
A limited supply of mulch is available in six Madison parks locations. Please note that supply is limited, and mulch is not guaranteed at these locations.
Spring Tree Planting
Tree planting in the terrace is slower than usual due to social distancing requirements. Some residents expecting trees this spring may not receive their trees until the fall.
Public Health also has guidance and best practices for businesses and restaurants.
Offices are closed to the public. Employees are working remotely to support critical services. We have temporarily updated our submittal requirements and Commission meeting schedules.
View the Development Services Center website for information on specific development work, or visit agency sites for general service updates:
- Building Inspection Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
- Engineering Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
- Fire Department Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
- Planning Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Doing Business with the City
All purchases made using Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding require an addendum. View all vendor resources.
We continue to certify Targeted Businesses and work with contractors to process Affirmative Action Plans. Visit the Civil Rights Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
If you call 911 for your illness, one of the best things you can do is share your symptoms with the 911 call taker. They will be able to get the responders the information about your symptoms so they can prepare before arriving on scene. When first responders do arrive on scene, tell them exactly what you are experiencing and your entire medical history.
The Madison Fire Department administrative officers are closed. 24-hour emergency services are still available. We are following Public Health guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE), response plans, and communication.
We have suspended all burn permits in the City of Madison, Town of Blooming Grove, and Village of Shorewood Hills until further notice.
Visit the Madison Fire Department Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information.
The public windows at district stations are closed. The entryway to each station has a phone with a direct connection to the 911 Center in case of emergency.
Visit the Madison Police Department Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information.
A free community testing site is available at the Alliant Energy Center. No appointments are necessary.
Madison’s tap water is safe. We will continue to make sure the City has a reliable, safe supply of water. Visit the Madison Water Utility Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information.
Madison Public Libraries are closed to the public but offering limited services, including curbside pickup.
Metro Transit is running reduced service and following modified Saturday schedules. Please board and exit buses using the rear doors if you are able. We are not collecting fares on fixed route service.
Please only use buses for essential trips like travel to work, medical appointments, and grocery stores. Use alternative forms of transportation if they are available to you.
Visit the Metro Transit Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information.
Municipal Court counter service is closed. You can still contact the Municipal Court office by mail, email, fax, or phone.
All court appearances must be by mail, email, fax, or phone. No in-person court appearances are allowed.
You must contact the court on or before your scheduled court date by mail, email, fax, or phone. If you do not, you will be found guilty of the charges in your ticket, citation, or complaint.
You are required to give the court your current mailing address.
City of Madison Parking Division will reinstate enforcement of on-street meters and Street Sweeping restrictions beginning June 1, 2020. Resident Permit-Only and 1-hour and 2-hour posted restrictions in non-metered areas will remain suspended through at least June 8, 2020.
- Temporary $5 Max Daily rate at City-owned parking garages
- First hour free on Saturdays, fees accrue after that initial hour is exceeded
- Possible long-term solutions will be discussed on June 24 at the Transportation Commission Meeting
Visit the Parking Utility Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information.
All Madison Parks remain open with safety precautions. Most park amenities are closed. All Parks offices are closed, but many services are available online.
- Golf courses are open with adjustments.
- Warner Park Community Recreation Center is closed.
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens is closed.
Visit the Parks Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information and online services.
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