Welcome to the City of Brillion

Nestled between Lake Michigan and Lake Winnebago in Calumet County, the City of Brillion is a great place to live, work, learn, and play. Being centrally located 25 miles from Appleton, Green Bay, and Manitowoc, makes Brillion a great location for quaint living and a short commute.


Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fridays: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


2019 Garbage/Recycling rates have been posted.  Take a look under the RESIDENTS tab (at the top) and click on Garbage/Recycling.  These rates will be on your 2018 tax bill. 


PLEASE do not overfill your garbage cans.  Overfilling garbage cans have been leading to trash in our city streets.  Please help us keep Brillion beautiful!

Recreational Fire Permits Required:

The City of Brillion Municipal Code requires that any person who wishes to have a recreational fire in a fire pit on their property must prior to any construction of a fire pit or fire, obtain a permit from the City Clerk’s office. The permit shall contain the name and address where the fire pit is to be installed.  The permit is limited to the family of the person named at that address and is not transferred to any other person nor to any other location.  No permanent or portable fire pit shall be closer than 20 feet from any building, structure, shed or garage.  No recreational fire shall be built larger than three feet by three feet.  All permanent recreational fire pits shall be built in a below ground pit surrounded on the outside by a non-combustible material such as concrete block, metal or rocks with a minimum depth of ten inches and shall be covered when not in use. All portable recreational fires shall be built in a device commercially manufactured for that purpose to contain outdoor wood fires and must be used in accordance with the manufacturers specifications and must be placed upon a non-combustible surface.  Material for recreational fires shall not include rubbish, garbage, threated wood, wet wood or trash and shall not contain any flammable or combustible liquids or chemicals (wet/dry). Any person requesting a permit must file with the City Clerk a document containing the signatures of all adjoining property owners (this includes all property that adjoins at a corner of their lot) indicating that the adjoining residents have no objections to the issuance of the permit or the use of a fire pit on the applicant’s property.  The permit registration fee is $25.00.

Department of Public Works curbside pickup for brush, tree branches, shrubs starts first Monday of the month starting May 7through October 1. 

  • The public works department will chip brush, tree branches, shrubs, woody vines (excluding boards, posts, lumber, beams or their fragments) less than 6 in. in diameter at resident curbside(s).
  • Brush must be neatly piled or it will not be picked up.  No material with dirt on it will be picked up.
  • Tree limbs and branches in lengths no longer than 6 ft. and not to exceed 6 in. in diameter may be placed at the curbside.
  • Woody vines, branches or shrubs to be chipped must be piled in stacks or bundles, not to exceed 2 ft. wide by 4 ft. long.
  • Wood chips are available to city residents at the city compost site.


Notice is hereby given pursuant of s. NR 210.21 (5) that the City of Brillion Wastewater Treatment Plant experienced a Treatment Facility Overflow (TFO) on August 28, 2018 from 6:00p.m to 7:00p.m. Also a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) event on August 28, 2018  from 5:40 p.m.  to  6:10 p.m.

The TFO and SSO is the result of excessive precipitation on already saturated ground which inflowed and infiltrated into the sanitary collection sewer system hydraulically exceeding the design capacity of the wastewater treatment plant.  Plant staff responded to the high flow conditions which mitigated the impacts to public health, the environment, and property.   The TFO and SSO events were reported to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources pursuant of NR 210.21 (4).

The City had to bypass sanitary wastewater on to the ground from the main lift station located at Peters Park.

Published by the Authority of the City of Brillion

Animal Wastes:

Spring is here and you pet wants to talk a walk! As a reminder per City ordinance, persons walking animals are required to remove animal wastes.  It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or permit any animal, specifically including, but not limited to, dogs, horses, and cats, to be on property, public or private, unless such person has in his immediate possession an appropriate device for scooping excrement and an appropriate container for the transmission of excrement to a receptacle located upon property owned or possessed by such person.  Any person causing or permitting a dog, horse, or cat to be on property not owned or possessed by such person shall immediately remove all excrement of such dog, horse or cat to a receptacle located upon property owned or possessed by such person.  This does not apply to a person who is visually or physically handicapped.  A proper container shall be interpreted to be pail, bag, box or other nonporous material suitable for holding animal waste.  Please be mindful of this law when walking your pets on public sidewalks.

Lawn Mowing Reminder:

Per City Code Sec. 102-31, all noxious weeds and other rank growth of vegetation are declared public health nuisances.  All weeds and grass shall be kept cut to a height of not to exceed one foot.  The City may cause all weeds and grass to be cut and removed and brush to be removed and the cost thereof charged to the property under Wis. Stats. 66.0627(c).  Property owners are asked NOT to blow grass clippings onto City streets, which causes backup of the City storm sewer system.


Remember to get your dog and/or cat license before April 1. 
Before April 1 - $3 for spayed/neutered pets, $8 for non-spayed/neutered
After April 1 - an additional $5 penalty fee added

Tax Collection

The first installment or full payment of the 2018 property tax is due to the City Clerk/Treasurer by Thursday,  January 31, 2019 at 130 Calumet Street, Brillion.  Second installments are due to the Calumet County Treasurer by Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Please note:  Mortgage escrow checks must be paid directly to the City Treasurer to be applied to the property tax bill.  If a refund is due, the Treasurer will send a refund check to the property owners.  The City Treasurer will not endorse mortgage escrow checks over to the property owners.

   Large Item Pickup

Items too large to fit into the polycart garbage container, such as furniture, will be collected on Tuesdays, only if a sticker is attached.  Stickers may be purchased from City Hall during regular business hours.  Stickers must be purchased by 12:00 noon on Friday in order to be picked up the following Tuesday.  Stickers for appliances WITHOUT FREON such as stoves, washers, dryers, furniture, carpeting, etc. are $25.00 per item.  Items containing freon and electronics will not be accepted.

 Compost Site Reminder:

Yard waste includes all materials originating in the yard and garden, which are capable of natural decomposition, including leaves, grass clippings, and other vegetation.  Please do not leave boxes and bags at the compost site.  These materials will not readily decompose.   Please do not dispose of garbage, white goods, recyclables, construction materials or tires at the compost site.  These items may be disposed through Advanced Disposal (888-688-4005).  Also, please do not dispose of recreational fire pit ashes.  The ashes might be warm enough to ignite the brush pile.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Garbage and Recycling Schedule - September & October 2018:

Garbage colleciton for the City of Brillion is picked up weekly every Wednesday.  Recycling materials will be picked up bi-weekly, alternate sides of the City.  The Recycling Schedule is as follows:

West of Main Street:                              East of Main Street: 
September 12, 26                                 September 6, 19                  
October 10, 24                                       October 3, 17, 31                                                                   

Reminder:  Please do not over fill your garbage barrel. This may cause garbage to spill out onto the street while the garbage truck is emptying the barrel.  If you need your garbage or recycling barrel replaced or have questions regarding the Garbage and Recylcing Collection Schedule, please contact Brillion City Hall at 920-756-2250.



Please click the link below to access the new City Fee Schedule:

Fee Schedule


Please click here to view the Waterworks annual Consumer Confidence Report