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


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
January - 2018

  
  
  
CODE SECTION 38-30 SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL         
 
Winter is upon us and that means we will receive snow. There might be a little snow but then we might have a blizzard with over a foot of snow or even an ice storm.  Living in Wisconsin you just never know how much snow or ice we may get, but no matter the amount we receive, the snow and ice has to be removed from out sidewalks so they’re safe for pedestrians within 24 hours of the snow fall or storm.
 
It is the responsibility of the property owner or occupant to remove the snow and ice from the sidewalk and on corner lots it is also their responsibility to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk handicap ramps, which allows easy access from the sidewalk to the street.  So please make sure that our sidewalks and ramps are safe to use.
 
When you are shoveling and removing the snow and ice do not deposit snow onto the street, sidewalk, alley, parkway or public place. If you do, a citation shall be issued and/or it shall be removed and billed to the property owner, in accordance with Wisconsin State Statute 346.94(5).
 
If snow and ice is not removed within 24 hours of any such storm, a written notice will be posted on the property allowing an additional 24 hours, after which the City shall then cause the snow and ice to be removed from the sidewalk and report the cost ($100 minimum) in writing to the Clerk in the manner provided in S.S. 66.615(5), Wis. Stats. Such charge shall be entered in the tax roll as a special tax to be collected in the same manner as other taxes.
 
Ordinance and Fine:
 
CODE SEC. 38-30. – SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL.         
Owners responsibility. The owner or occupant of any lot or parcel shall promptly each day, and in no event later
than 24 hours after any snowstorm, remove all snow and ice which may have fallen or accumulated upon the sidewalk in front of such lot or parcel; provided, when ice has so formed that it cannot be removed, the owner or occupant shall keep the same sprinkled with a material which will prevent the sidewalk from being dangerous to pedestrians. This provision does not apply to the owner or occupant of any sidewalk 25 feet or more away from the respective property line of the owner or occupant.
 
City's option to clear sidewalks. In any case where the owner, occupant or person in charge of any building or
structure or unoccupied lot shall fail to clear his respective sidewalk of snow and ice as set forth above, then and in that event, the city may elect to clear said sidewalks as follows:
 
(1) Written notice shall be delivered to and left in a conspicuous place on the premises informing said person of his failure to clear said sidewalk, the city's intention to clear the same and the potential costs thereof, no less than 24 hours prior to the city's clearing said sidewalk.
(2) The city shall clear or cause to be cleared all snow and ice from said sidewalk, and shall charge the expenses of so doing pursuant to a fee schedule established by the city council or designated city personnel, subject to approval by the city council. The charges shall be set forth in a statement to the clerk who, in turn, shall mail the same to the owner, occupant or person in charge of the subject premises. If said statement is not paid in full within 30 days thereafter, the statement shall be reported to the clerk, who shall enter the charges on the tax roll as a special tax against said lot or parcel of land, and the same shall be collected in all respects like other taxes upon real estate, or as provided under Wis. Stats. § 66.615(3) (f).
 
Deposit of snow on streets or sidewalks.
(1) No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow or ice taken and removed from his premises or elsewhere upon any sidewalk, alley, parkway, public place or street in the city, except snow removed from sidewalk areas where there are no boulevards or terraces. Snow shall not be piled at or near intersections so as to obstruct the view of pedestrians or operators of motor vehicles.
(2) No person shall remove or deposit any snow from building rooftops into a public alley, except by specific permission of the director of public works, and if such permission is granted, the deposited snow must be moved from the alley within a reasonable length of time to be designated by the director of public works at the time permission is granted.
 
FINE:    1ST VIOLATION                          $79.90
             2ND VIOLATION                         $92.50
             3RD AND SUBSEQUENT          $98.80
  
  
  
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.