If your question is not listed below, please feel free to use the online form here or call the business office at (920)793-1191.
- How do I report properties that have garbage, junk vehicles, or otherwise blight my neighborhood?
- You can report incidents such as these to the Two Rivers Police Department in a number of ways.
1. You can call our dispatch center at 920-686-7200
2. You can stop down at the police department to report the matter in person.
3. You can fill-out and submit our "Blighted Properties and Junk Vehicles Form" on this web-site. Go to our "Forms & Documents" or the link in our Services section.
- Consumer Complaints: How do I find out more about deceptive business practices and scams?
- Find information on Wisconsin's top consumer complaints, get the facts on deceptive business practices and scams. Consumer Protection Hotline: 1-800-422-7128 Or; Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection website: http://datcp.state.wi.us/core/consumerinfo/
- Curfew: Is there a curfew ordinance in the City of Two Rivers?
- Yes there is. Curfew hours for all children 17 years old and younger are:
11:00 PM until 5:00 AM Sunday through Thursday and;
12:00 AM until 5:00 AM on any Saturday or Sunday morning.
A minor (a child 17 years of age or younger) commits an offense if the minor remains in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the City during curfew hours.
A parent or guardian of a minor commits an offense if the parent or guardian knowingly permits, or by insufficient control, allows the minor to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the City during curfew hours.
The owner, operator, or any employee of an establishment commits an offense if the owner, operator, or any employee knowingly allows a minor to remain upon the premises of the establishment during curfew hours.
There are exceptions:
- a. If the minor is accompanied by the minor's parent or guardian;
- b. Is in a motor vehicle in interstate travel;
- c. Is engaged in any employment activity or going to or returning home from an employment activity, without any detour or stop;
- d. Is involved in an emergency;
- e. Is on the sidewalk abutting the minor's residence or abutting the residence of a next door neighbor if the neighbor did not complain to the Police Department about the minor's presence;
- f. Attending an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by the City of Two Rivers, a civic organization, a religious organization, or other similar entity that takes responsibility for the minor or going to or returning home from, without detour or stop, one of the above mentioned recreational activities.
- g. Is exercising first amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution such as free exercise of religion, freedom of speech and the right of assembly; or
- h. Is married or had been married or had disabilities of minority removed in accordance with Wisconsin Law.
Pamphlets which explain more detail, including penalties, are available at the Two Rivers Police Department.
- What are the ordinances relating to noise levels and times when we are required to be quiet?
- Ordinance 9-2-5 prohibits loud and unnecessary noise and sets limits for day and night. In a residential zone, noise during the daytime (7AM-10PM) may not exceed 60 decibels. At night (10PM-7AM), noise may not exceed 50 decibels. Those readings are taken from the lot line of the nearest complainant. At night, no stereo or amplification device may be played in such a way that it is plainly audible at the property line of the building, structure, or vehicle in which it's located. There are some exceptions for construction noise. Fines for violations can run over $100. Contact the police department with further questions in regard to this ordinance or read the ordinance here.
- Do I need to have an officer sign the verification on my warning that I received for a vehicle defect, before I can return it to the PD?
- Only if the officer specified that requirement on the warning notice. Otherwise your signature is valid proof that the defect was repaired or corrected. Please follow the instructions on the warning notice.
- A car has been parked on the street by my house for a long period of time without being moved. When is it going to be ticketed?
- Answer to question five. While an officer may become aware of a vehicle parked longer than the 48 hours allowed, citizens know their own neighborhood better. Call us and give us the location and a description of the vehicle, including license number (if available). A report will be generated and an officer will be assigned to initiate an investigation. An officer will then be assigned after 48 hours to determine if the vehicle had been moved. If it hasn't, a parking ticket will be issued. The vehicle will stay on our list for another 48 hours and ticketed again. A vehicle that remains beyond this can be deemed abandoned. A process then begins to identify and locate the owner. If the owner cannot be located or if there is continued non-compliance, the Police Department can tow the vehicle. The abandonment process continues after this.
- What are the restrictions on parking trailers on City streets?
- For the purpose of this question, a "trailer" is defined to mean any unpowered vehicle or device designed for carrying property or passengers wholly on its own structure and for being drawn by a motor vehicle on a road, street or highway. The most common trailer(s) dealt with are boat, camper, utility and construction trailers.
This ordinance directs that no person shall park, store or maintain any trailer on any city street in any residential area in the City of Two Rivers between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM, unless the trailer is attached to a motor vehicle that is in operating, and licensed, condition.
The exception to this ordinance is that it shall not apply to trailers being used by contractors, while rendering services to a property, parked on the street if the trailer is lawfully parked on the street next to the construction location and the trailer does not present a traffic hazard.
Authority - Two Rivers Municipal Ordinance 8-2-13
It is also contrary to City ordinance to park any vehicle, boat or "trailer" on any street or at any parking lot continuously for more than 48 hours.
Authority - Two Rivers Municipal Ordinance 8-2-3
- What is the Winter Parking Ban?
- Winter parking restrictions are in effect December 1st to March 15th. During this period parking is prohibited on ANY PUBLIC STREET or in ANY MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. In business areas, parking is limited to one hour between 1:30 AM and 6:00 AM. Parking is allowed on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1st) unless a snow emergency is declared.
Authority - Two Rivers Municipal Ordinance 8-2-4
- What is Terrace Parking and when does it go into effect?
- The terrace is the land between the normal location of the street curbing and sidewalk. Where there is no sidewalk, the area four foot, six inches from the curb line shall be deemed to be the terrace for the purpose of this section.
Municipal Ordinance 8-2-11, Parking On Terrace, states that (a) No person shall park any vehicle, boat or trailer on a terrace unless they have received a permit to do so from the Chief of Police. (b) The Chief of Police may issue a permit to park on the terrace, between December 1 and March 15, when the person receiving permission is the owner or tenant of the adjoining property, and (1) When that person has exhausted all available parking facilities on his property, and (2) When parking on the terrace will not inhibit snow removal or interfere with public safety, and/or public welfare. (c) If permission to park on the terrace is received, all parking ordinances which are in effect for this area must be observed, except Section 8-2-4 of the City Code entitled, "All Night Parking Prohibited." The Chief of Police may impose additional conditions and restrictions as he deems necessary, and shall include same in said permit. (d) The permit shall be effective from December 1 through March 15 of each year. The permit my be rescinded by the Chief of Police if the permit holder fails to conform to all the conditions of the permit.
Authority - Two Rivers Municipal Ordinance 8-2-11.