Learn your Ordinances!

Whether you are a lifelong Deerfield resident or a recent transplant, we are helping our community get to know their rights and responsibilities under the Village of Deerfield's Municipal Code found here: 


Every town, village, city and county has ordinances.  An “ordinance” is a written law adopted by a municipal governing authority, i.e., our Village Board. Ordinances usually address things like public health and safety, land use and zoning, and government administration.  For example, municipalities often have ordinances governing (including but not limited to) the location of structures, the construction of buildings, the removal of snow, the licensing of pets, the control of nuisances, the installation of driveways, the parking of vehicles, and the operation of government.

 Highlighted Ordinance:

Chapter 22- Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions
Article IV. - Offenses Involving Public Safety
Sec 22-72 - Sale and discharge of fireworks

(a)Private use and sale. No person shall sell, expose or offer for sale, use, keep, discharge, or explode any fireworks except toy pistol paper caps, sparklers, and toy snakes within the limits of the village unless the person shall be authorized by a fireworks permit as herein provided. The term "fireworks" as used in this section shall be defined as provided in Wis. Stats. § 167.10(1) and shall be deemed to include all rockets, or similar missiles, containing explosive fuel.
(b)Fireworks permits. Fireworks, other than those prohibited by the laws of the state, may be used and displayed in open fields, parks, rivers, lakes and ponds by public authorities, fair associations, amusement parks, park boards, civic organizations and other groups of individuals when a permit for such display has been granted by the village board. All applications shall be referred to the fire chief for investigation, and no permit shall be granted unless the village board, from a report of the fire chief, determines that the applicant will use the fireworks in a public exhibition; that all reasonable precautions will be handled by a competent operator and conducted in a suitable, safe place and manner. Before granting any fireworks permit, the village board shall require the applicant to post with the village administrator-clerk-treasurer an approved indemnity bond in the sum of $500,000.00 for the payment of all claims that may arise by reason of injuries to persons or property from the handling, use, or discharge of fireworks under such permit.

Chapter 26- Solid Waste
Article II. - Collection and Disposal
Sec 23-34 - Time and area for placement of materials for collection.

(a) All solid waste and recyclables shall be placed for collection, with unobstructed access, as required in this article at the specified collection point no sooner than 24 hours prior to the regularly scheduled collection time. Empty containers shall not be allowed to remain at the curb longer than 12 hours thereafter.
(b) Except as otherwise specifically directed or authorized by the village board, solid waste and recycling containers shall be placed at the curb line, adjacent to the premises owned or occupied by the person. Materials shall be placed out for collection according to the scheduled days as established by the village.
(c) All solid waste and recyclables shall be placed at curb by 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day, unless otherwise specified.

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