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Example: If the total assessed value of your property were $75,000, you would multiply the tax rate (also known as mill rate) per thousand times 75. ($75,000/1000).
Utilizing the 2005 City of Superior tax rate of $19.54 per $1,000 would result in the following real estate tax estimate:
(75,000/1000) 75 X $19.54 = $1465.50
Tax rates change on an annual basis. The total tax dollars (levy) to be collected is determined by the overall budget needs of the governmental and educational entities that require our tax dollars to provide the services we demand and expect. The total amounts of the levy (budgets) are then divided by the total assessed value of the community to determine the overall tax rate for that given year.
Additional questions and information can be reviewing in the Wisconsin Department of Revenues publication “Guide For Property Owners” which can be obtained at following web address - Guide For property Owners
1. Build a house or other building (including sheds)2. Make improvements or alterations to your home or business3. Move or demolish a building4. Roof or reroof your home, business, or other building5. Make electrical, plumbing, or heating installations or alterations to existing systems6. Install a wood burning stove or build a fireplace (including gas fireplace inserts)7. All accessory buildings and residential fences
1. Footing/foundation and setbacks. Made after the forms and reinforcing bars are in place and prior to concrete being poured.2. Underground plumbing. Made when sewer drain line is in place and either filled with air or water for a pressure test.3. Floor joists and insulation. Made before the subflooring is installed.4. Framing. Made after all framing, including doors and windows, is complete.5. Exterior lath. Made after paper and wire are installed and prior to scratch coat. A second inspection of the scratch coat is also required.6. Sheetrock. Made after sheetrock is hung and nailed and prior to taping.7. Final. Made when all areas of the project are complete.
Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections are also made at various stages of completion and prior to being covered by any subsequent work.
Visit the Agenda Center for an upcoming meeting packet, or for any meetings held in 2021. Otherwise, please visit this page for meetings held before January 2021.
Complete this form and return it to the City Clerk's Office. Details about the process are listed on page 2.
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No. All refuse for city garbage collection must be placed inside the city-provided garbage can and the can lid must be closed.
Yes. Per Superior City Ordinance Section 112, vehicles must be in legally operable condition to be stored outside, even on private property in the City limits. This includes current registration.
Yes, but only in relation to the condition of the building. A Code Compliance Officer or Building Inspector may only enter a rental unit by invitation of the landlord (with the tenant given proper notice) or a tenant who currently resides in the unit.
Please refer to the following link for information regarding the rights of landlords and tenants in Wisconsin: Landlord/Tenant Guide
When a homeowner or business experiences flooding here are some tips that might be helpful: 1. Call the Environmental Services Division at 394-0392 to report the flooding. Report what has happened and when it occurred. Provide your name, a phone number where you can be reached and the address where the flooding occurred. Indicate if there will be a person at this location if a city employee needs to stop by. 2. When a City crew is available, they will be sent to investigate the City sewer to determine if it is flowing properly. 3. As a property owner who has experienced flooding, there are some steps that you can take: Before cleaning, take pictures of any damaged property for your records to be used for reimbursement of insurance or claims Contact the Douglas County Health Department Sanitarian at 395-1304 for information on potential health concerns. You may want to consider having a professional cleaning company perform the clean up of your basement. Contact the City Clerk's office at 395-7200 if you intend to file a claim for damages. Please note that the City does not typically cover claims for water damage that occurs during major rain events. 4. Did you know that the City offers a program for single-family residential homes that have experienced flooding? It is called the "Stormwater Flood Control Pilot Project." For more information call 394-0392 ext. 1002.
Check our disposal guide with information on where to bring unwanted household hazardous wastes, motor oil, batteries, electronic waste, and other items.
Do not dispose of unwanted, ununused or expired medications down your drain. The sewer treatment plant is not able to properly treat and remove these chemicals. The discharge from the treatment plant will likely contain some of the medicines and put them into Lake Superior.
Clean out your cabinents to keep excess medication from getting into the wrong hands. A pet or child could be affected. Superior Police Department
We would love to talk with you about participating in a public volunteer program such as our Adopt-a-Storm Drain and Superior Citizen Stream Monitoring programs. We also offer opportunities for participation in annual events, such as the Alliance for the Great Lakes' Adopt-a-Beach/Coastal Clean Up event (3rd Saturday in September every year) and the Superior Ice Festival's Orb365 citizen art installation. Join us for one of our tours of city stormwater/green infrastructure or schedule a tour of the waste water treatment plant to learn what happens to waste water (sewage) before it is returned to Lake Superior. Learn more about these events on the News and Events page, or by contacting Andrea Crouse at 715-394-0392 x1041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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City of Superior residents can utilize WLSSD’s Household Hazardous Waste facility to dispose of old fire extinguishers, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Not all alarms are considered hazardous waste however and some can be disposed of in your regular trash. See the DISPOSAL GUIDE for more information.
The Fire Department does not filling swimming pools.
The fire department is responsible for enforcing laws which we call fire codes, for all businesses and apartment buildings in our community. Most codes are dictated by the State and some are by city ordinance. A code is a rule which a business or owner of an apartment building must follow for fire safety. The department has 3 Fire Inspectors who inspect businesses and apartment buildings in Superior to insure that codes are being followed.
The Fire Department has certified technicians that can assist you with your child's car seat at our monthly car seat clinics. Please call headquarters at 715-395-1680 or send us an email to find out when our next clinic is scheduled. You can also follow Superior Fire Department's Facebook page, where we post all upcoming clinics. We do not offer drop in car seat /same day checks. We coordinate with Duluth & Cloquet Fire Departments to try to insure that between our departments, there are 3 clinics available each month. Please give us a call if you have additional questions. We are happy to help!
Superior Fire Department has 3 stations in the city. Headquarters is located at 3326 Tower Ave and has the following personnel on duty : Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, 1 Battalion Chief, generally 4 firefighters, a mechanic and an administrative assistant. Three to four firefighters staff Stations 2 and 3, which are located at 723 Hammond Avenue and 2531 East 5th Street, respectively.
The City of Superior bills for sewage, stormwater, recycling, and garbage. All fees are fixed fees except for sewage. Sewage is made up of two parts: a fixed monthly fee of $5.50 per month to be connected to the sewer system and a usage fee based on the amount of water used. The City receives this information from SWL&P monthly from your water meter.
Yes, you will see each month's usage listed on your bill. This will match up with your SWL&P water meter usage. You will also see the itemized fixed fees for stormwater, recycling, and garbage on your bill.
Yes, Just send us the addresses you want grouped and your contact information to 51 E 1st St, Superior, WI 54880 or send an email to email@example.com.
Unless requested by the landlord, all bills are sent to the property owner.
The City of Superior will send the bills to a local facility instead of a corporate office with written authorization from the owner at no cost. The owner, however, will not receive a duplicate copy or a quarterly delinquency notice if bills are unpaid by the tenant. To receive duplicate copies of the invoices and delinquency notices, a property owner will need to fill out an Owner-Tenant Billing Form available on our website. There is a $25.00 administrative fee for this per tenant.
The City of Superior will bill sewage, stormwater, recycling, and/or garbage fees to residential tenants if the property owner fills out an Owner-Tenant Billing Form available on our website. The owner will receive either an emailed or mailed copy of the tenants bill which states that it is a duplicate copy and will also receive a notice within 14 days of the due date of the bill if it is not paid. We will continue to bill the tenant even once they move out until the bill is either paid or assessed to the property taxes if unpaid. There is a $25.00 fee to have service billed to a tenant.
The City of Superior does not offer payment plans, There is a 1% late fee on all past due bills. On November 1st each year, any unpaid balances for invoices billed through June of the current year are assessed a 10% penalty. You may still pay the balance in full including the 10% penalty until November 15th. On November 16th, any unpaid balance is sent to be assessed to the property taxes and removed from your balance. We will not be able to accept payments towards this balance after November 15th.
You can call us Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm at 715-395-5833 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis starting January 2 (or the first working day thereafter) for the calendar year. Reservations can be made online. Visit this page for more information.
Please visit this page for more information on reserving ball fields.
You can purchase annual boat launch tags at the following locations: City of Superior Parks & Recreation Office 1316 N 14th St, Kwik Trip (near Loon's Foot Landing) 3027 E 2nd St, Barker's Island Marina, or Northwest Outlet 1814 Belknap Street. Please see our Boat Launch Page for prices and further details.
In order to have special event in a city park (such as a community fair or BBQ) or a 5K on a city trail, you must complete a special event permit 30 days prior to your event. The permit must be approved by city officials before you can proceed and you must also provide a certificiate of insurance to the city. Please see the Special Event web page for further details.
You can buy an annual ski pass at the Government Center, 2nd floor, at Northwest Outlet 1814 Belknap Street or at the self-serve kiosk at the trail head at 28th Street & Wyoming Avenue.
The City plants trees on boulevards by zone. Each year, if funding is available, the most-needed zone for planting is determined by the Urban Forestry Tree Board. Citizens may plant a tree on their boulevard (purchased by themselves) by obtaining a Tree Planting Permit at no charge. We will also provide a list of approved trees along with our tree planting standards that must be followed when planting a tree on a city boulevard. Call 715-395-7270 for more information on how to plant your own tree on the boulevard. Citizens may also purchase a Tribute Tree and have that planted on their boulevard. Please visit our Tribute Tree page or call us for further information.
Please call our Playground Program Coordinator @ 715-395-7361
Permits are available at the Government Center, 2nd floor, starting the Tuesday after Labor Day. You must bring your DNR customer i.d. number with you to obtain a permit.
To make a complaint, you may
• Contact any on-duty Supervisor at 1316 North 14th Street, or by phone: (715) 395-7460• Write a letter to the Superior Police Department, in care of the Chief of Police, or call (715) 395-7450• Contact the Superior Police & Fire Commission, in care of Human Resources, 1316 N. 14th St. Suite 301, Superior, WI 54880 Pick up a complaint information form at the Police Desk.• Email us at: email@example.com
Here is our parking permit procedure.
You may pay a parking ticket by going to superior.rmcpay.com or you can mail a check or money order to the address listed on the citation.
You may go to superior.rmcpay.com and enter your ticket information.
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Please click here for our full page on ATV/UTV operation within city limits.
Call the Street Department at 715-394-0244 or complete an online request by visiting the GARBAGE COLLECTION page (from the home page you will find this on the left hand side in light blue).
You may request either a smaller or larger cart at no charge. Please contact Hartel’s Disposal at 218-729-5446 to request an alternate size.
Please call Hartel’s Disposal at 218-729-5446.
Hartel’s Disposal Companies has been in business since 1952 and began collecting recycling in Duluth since 1990. They pledge to increase the number of Superior households that recycle by making the collection process more convenient and user friendly for the customer. Hartel’s Disposal Companies can be reached at 218-729-5446, or on the web at www.hartels.com.
Yes, continue to use your recycling bin, but you must contact Hartel’s Disposal at 729-5446 to let them know you will be using the bin.
It is your responsibility to care for your cart. If your cart is lost, stolen or damaged, it is the responsibility of the resident or tenant using the cart to contact Hartel’s Disposal for replacement as soon as possible. A replacement charge could apply.
If the recycling cart is missing, please contact Hartel’s Disposal at 218-729-5446 and advise them of the missing cart and request a replacement.
Head to www.ci.superior.wi.us/sewage. There is a PowerPoint explanation, information for apartment owners, and more questions answered about the billing cycle. Call 715-395-5833 to learn more.