In response to COVID-19, the Village Board has declared a Public Health Emergency in Bayside. This declaration is in line with action taken by the Federal, State and County levels of government. This declaration enables Village officials to exercise powers in an expedited manner at the local level in the interest of the health, safety, welfare and good order of the Village of Bayside.  

On March 24, Governor Evers issued Executive Order #12: Safer at Home Order. On April 16, 2020, Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #28: Safer at Home

On May 13, 2020, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin overturned the Statewide "Safer at Home" Order. The full Supreme Court decision can be found here. A new Public Health Order has been issued that directly impacts Bayside, the COVID-19 Public Health Plan for Suburban Milwaukee County. The order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until 11:59 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2020 or until a superseding order is issued.

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North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines for a Safe, Phased Reopening

The current order for the North Shore is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020. No further order will be issued at this time. Moving forward, businesses and organizations should begin to reopen under the North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines for a Safe, Phased Reopening. These Guidelines are similar to those issued by other suburban health departments in Milwaukee County. This next phase allows all remaining businesses to open.

The North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines should be used in conjunction with sector specific guidelines by agencies like the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) and others. All of these guidelines will help prepare for the phased reopening of businesses and organizations in a safe and effective manner to help protect business owners, employees, customers and others from becoming sick with COVID-19.

Upon opening on Friday, May 22, 2020, businesses should follow the "Phase B" guidance outlined in:

We will monitor our COVID-19 cases, along with information such as the ability of our hospital and healthcare systems to care for those who are acutely ill with COVID-19. This information will help us determine how long our communities will operate under these guidelines before new guidelines will be released, recommending more widescale openings of our businesses.

Letter from the NSHD Health Officer on the North Shore Reopening Plan

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Village Closures, Cancellations & Service Modifications 

We want to thank you all for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. Our community’s safety is our number one concern, and we all should be vigilant in doing our part to help slow the spread of this virus.

Village Hall:

Property Tax Payments:

  • The final property tax installment is due May 31.
  • Tax payments can be dropped off in the night depository at Village Hall or mailed to Village Hall, 9075 N. Regent Road, Bayside, WI 53217.
  • Please provide your email on the tax bill if you would like a receipt emailed to you. We will email you a receipt if you provide an email address.
  • Pay Property Taxes online. (Applicable processing fees apply)

North Shore Library:

  • The North Shore Library is closed through May 26.
  • Curbside Pickup service will resume on April 27.  Reservations will begin April 24.
  • Questions, please call the Library at 414-351-3461 or chat with a librarian on our website at  

Garbage and Recycling:

  • At this time, refuse and recycling collection will continue, subject to compliance with CDC guidelines/directives regarding social distancing, hygiene, etc. 
  • Visit the Collection Guide for more information.
  • The Village Hall recycling program, as well as the Prescription Drug Drop Off, have been removed from facilities until further notice. Residents are encouraged to safely and securely store these materials until programs resume.

Public Works:

  • Public Works will continue performing essential operations, subject to compliance with CDC guidelines/directives regarding social distancing, hygiene, etc.
  • Recycling Day will return, in a socially distanced manner, on Saturday, May 16, from 9-11:30am in the Public Works parking lot. Residents will be able to dispose of recycling, yard waste, electronics, and scrap metal.  Please note, garbage and the following electronic items are not accepted (TVs, monitors, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, and other items that contain freon). In order to maintain appropriate social distancing, residents will need to unload all items themselves and only one car will be allowed to unload at a time. Please enter off of Fairy Chasm Road.
  • Special Pick-Ups will resume June 4.  Special pickups can be scheduled for the first or third Thursday of each month.  

Ellsworth Park:

  • Effective May 15, the Ellsworth Park playground will be open.  
  • Effective April 24, the Ellsworth Park tennis courts will be open.
  • Ellsworth Park remains open.  Please practice social distancing.  
  • The Ellsworth Park bathrooms will remain closed until further notice. 

LX Club Senior Center:

  • The LX Club is currently closed through May 26.

Building Inspections and Permits:

  • The Village will continue to process building permits. 
  • All non-essential building inspections will be postponed and rescheduled to a future date.
  • Permit applications may be downloaded here.
  • For more information on the status of a permit, please email Safebuilt.
  • Completed applications and associated fees should be returned by mail or placed in the night deposit box at Village Hall. 

Clean Up Days:

  • The Spring Clean Up Day scheduled for April 18 has been canceled.

Police and Fire Services:

  • The Police Department & North Shore Fire Department both continue to operate 24x7.
  • The Police Department lobby is closed until further notice. Please call (414) 206-3916 to speak with the Police Department.  
  • Both agencies have suspended all community education programs until further notice including CPR Classes, Ride Alongs, Station Tours, Car Seat Clinics, myBlue Sector Officer visits, and Home Safety Assessments.
  • The Prescription Drug Drop Off Box program has been suspended, and the Box has been removed from the police lobby.
  • The April 27 National Drug Take-Back event and program have been canceled.

911 Emergency Dispatch Services:

  • The Communications Center lobby is closed until further notice.  Please call (414) 351-9900 to speak with the Communications Center.  
  • The Communications Center has enhanced call screening and is taking additional precautions when answering 911 calls that involve complaints of a sick person, a fever, cough, respiratory illness or other breathing problems.
    • These questions  allow us to take precautions to avoid exposure and spread of the coronavirus infections for the first responders and the public.
  • We have been receiving an increased number of calls from citizens, having questions regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While we are here to help those in need of emergency services, unfortunately, we are not your best resource of information for this topic.
  • 911 is for life-threatening emergencies only and the non-emergency number is for all other questions. 911 calls take priority over non-emergency calls and the public may be put on hold while taking those calls. Misuse of 911 can result in a citation if used improperly.
  • Please do not call 911 for a shortage of supplies, for the Health Department, or questions about the virus.

Municipal Court:


  • Effective immediately, MADACC will keep the lobby closed to traffic except for stray/bite case drop-off or reclaim and adoptions 
  • Visitors will be required to ring the bell for assistance.
  • Licensing can be completed online or over the phone.
  • Public spay/neuter surgeries are being rescheduled for May 2020.
  • Public vaccine clinics are canceled until further notice.


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