Tomah Police Department Forms

To complete a form, please open the document and print a copy using your home printer. Complete the form by using black or blue ink and return to the Tomah Police Department at:

805 Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI  54660

Written Statement Forms
- Written Statement & Lack of Consent Form (Printable) -
(Open the form and print it. Complete the form and scan and e-mail the statement or fax the statement back to the reporting Officer)

- Written Statement & Lack of Consent Form (Fill In On-Line) -
(Click on the Fill-In On-Line form link. Save the form to your desktop. Open the form from your desktop using a PDF reader. Complete the form and re-save/over-write it to your desktop. E-Mail the completed form as an attachment from your desktop back to the reporting Officer. You can also print the typed form and mail in or drop off at the Police Department. Thank you.)

Crime Victim Forms
- Victim Notification of Rights -

- DVA Victim Notification of Rights -

- DVA 72 Hour No Contact -

Open Records Request Form
- Public Records Request -

** Public Records Request Form **
You may obtain an accident report or other police reports by requesting in writing or in person during normal business hours, and completing a records request form.  The person requesting the report, will need to complete the open records request, which is available on the website under forms or at the Tomah Police Department.  There is a $5.00 prepayment fee that is required at the time the request is submitted for incident and accident reports.  Videos are $20.00 and photographs are $10.00. Prepayment is required, unless the subject is the victim of the crime. Records are not sent out until payment is received.  Further, when a subject submits a Public Record Request, it may take up to 5 BUSINESS days to process the request.  Requested information is then mailed to the address supplied on the records request form.

Thanks in advance!

Tomah Area Business Contact Forms
- Tomah Business Contact Information (Printable) - 
** To be completed by businesses regarding after hour contact information **

- Tomah Business Contact Information (Fill in On-Line) - 
** To be completed by businesses regarding after hour contact information **

City of Tomah
Code Enforcement Officer


Corliss Tischer

CTISCHER@TOMAHONLINE.COM
Work Desk: 608-374-7506
Work Cell: 608-344-3406


Contact Code Enforcement Officer Tischer or complete the form to the right with any ordinance violations or nuisances that are occurring within the City. Violations include junk vehicles, outdoor signs, outdoor junk, parking on the front lawn, snow not cleared from sidewalk, building maintenance, etc.




Tomah On-Line Ordinances

Ordinance of the Month
September/October - 2017

  
Junk Vehicles - One man’s junk is another man’s treasure

I believe we have all heard the term “junk vehicles” but do we really know what that means?  An old broken-down disassembled car can be a treasure to some people while some people might see this same car as an eyesore that attracts mice and brings down property values.  Because people can view the condition of cars and motor vehicles differently, many jurisdictions have an ordinance that regulates and defines junk vehicles.  So what is a junk vehicle?

What is it?
Junk Vehicles are considered a public nuisance because they are more than just an eyesore. They have an adverse effect upon the neighbors and city property values, health, safety and general welfare.  Some of the adverse effects are as follows:
1. They usually are, but not always, disassembled, inoperable, damaged, rusting, and unlicensed.
2. The junk vehicle can be hazardous to children and often have sharp edges, broken glass, are up on unsteady   jacks, and attract mice and vermin.
3. They can be an eyesore as they are often stored in the open where they are easily viewed.
4. They can be hazardous to the environment as they can contain toxic fluids that may leak into the ground.


The City of Tomah Code of Ordinance under Chapter 18, Article III, prohibits accumulating, storing or allowing any disassembled, inoperable, junked or wrecked motor vehicles, truck bodies, tractors, or any unlicensed motor vehicle, truck body or tractor in the open upon any public or private property in the city.

What it isn’t
When can a junk vehicle not be in violation of the City of Tomah Code of Ordinances?  There are exceptions to Chapter 18, Article III. These exceptions include vehicles that are stored within a building in a lawful manner where it is not visible from the street or other public or private property; or stored or parked in a permitted manner on private property in connection with a vehicle repair or sales business.

Notices, Abatement, and Fines
Any person found to be in violation of Chapter 18, Article III, they will receive a written violation notice stating the violation, how to correct the violation, and is given 15 days to abate the violation. If the junk vehicle is not taken care of or abated, the city may cause the same to be abated, charging the costs thereof to the person in a court action for debt or in the alternative, the city may proceed with the issuance of a citation.
The current fine for the first offense is $187.00, second offense within 1 year is $376.00, and third and subsequent offences within 1 year is $510.00. For continuing violations, each violation and each day a violation continues or occurs shall constitute a separate offense.
  
TOMAH MUNICIPAL COURT INFORMATION

Honorable Judge Flock

Tomah Municipal Court
819 Superior Avenue
(second floor)
Tomah, WI  54660
Phone: (608) 374-7425



** Please remember, no weapons are allowed in the Courtroom **



Upcoming Tomah Municipal Holiday Court Calendar:

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Tomah Municipal Court
Municipal Court is held at the City Hall at 819 Superior Avenue. All traffic and adult initial court appearances in Tomah Municipal Court will begin at 3:00 PM. Juvenile related offenses (other than traffic) will begin at 3:30 PM. Trials will still continue to be held at 2:00 PM on the last Wednesday of each month. If you were issued a citation, your citation will either be marked "appearance required" or "appearance NOT required". If your citation is marked "appearance NOT required", you do not have to attend court, however you must either pay the fine prior to the court date or notify the court you wish to plead not guilty and have a trial date set. If you fail to pay or appear you will be found guilty by default, and a warrant will be issued and/or your license to drive will be suspended.

Any questions about the Municipal Court should be directed to the Clerk of Courts at (608) 374-7425.


PAYMENT OPTIONS

By Mail:
Tomah Municipal Court
819 Superior Ave
Tomah, WI 54660
In Person:
Tomah Municipal Court
819 Superior Ave
Tomah, WI 54660

Drop Box:
After hour payments can be made in the drop box in front of the building.

Credit Card:
MasterCard or Visa payments are also accepted in person.  By internet through the Gov Pay Net website at  https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/ , or by phoning 1-866-370-9574, you will need your citation number or case number, bond amount and payment location code for Tomah Municipal Court of 5008. ( PLC: 5008 for Muni Court Fines and Payments )

*NOTICE*
If you have an outstanding fine(s) owed to the Municipal Court, you could be subject to suspension of your driver's license.  In addition, the court does issue ARREST WARRANTS for outstanding fines. The City also has the authority to have past due amounts withheld from any State Tax refund check that you may having coming to you.  Please contact the Court Office today to make payment arrangements.


Contact the Clerk of Courts, Janice Nicholson , at the above phone number for additional questions or concerns.
"Move Over" For Stopped Emergency Vehicles
Drivers must provide a safety zone for stopped law  enforcement, emergency and maintenance vehicles.

To help safeguard law enforcement officers, emergency responders, road maintenance workers, and others who work on the side of highways, Wisconsin has a "Move Over Law."

The law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a "safety zone" for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck,  tow truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing.

Drivers have two options for creating a safety zone:
- If the road has more than one directional lane, like the Interstate, and you can switch lanes safely, you must move over to vacate the lane closest to the law enforcement or other vehicle with its lights flashing.
- If the road has a single directional lane or you can't safely move over, you must reduce your speed.

​Failure of motorists to move over is one of the reasons that motor vehicle crashes kill more law enforcement officers on duty than any other cause.
Wisconsin Child Safety Seat Laws
For more information, contact Officer Marshall at MMARSHALL@TOMAHPOLICE.COM or 608-374-7414.
Wisconsin Crime Alert Network
03-13-12: The Tomah Police Department has recently joined the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network. Information from law enforcement will come right to your email, cell phone text, or fax machine, in real time when you need it most. The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network is used for: Crime Prevention, Finding Stolen Property, Identifying Suspects, Locating Missing Persons, Notifying public about Police Action. All Alerts are TIMELY, RELEVANT, and ACTIONABLE for the recipient. If you are interested in joining, or for more information, please visit the link below for more details.