Slinger Fire Department Training & Updates: Slinger Fire Department is holding a training tonight and the public is welcome to attend.US Coast Guard - Sheboygan Big Cedar Ice/Cold Water Rescue with MARSARS BoardTuesday, February 28, 2023 from 7PM - 9PMSouth of the Gonring Drive Boat Launch on Big Cedar Lake Recommendations from Slinger Fire Department to Residents Winter Conditions - Maintain access to driveways and properties. Trucks are almost 9' wide Remove snow from furnace and water heater exhaust Clean chimney for fire places Thin ice in spots, snow cover has made ice thickness unpredictable - if rescue/fire services are needed, please call us quickly Mailbox and address damage from winter - we need to see your address


Short-Term Rental Notice

The Town of West Bend has received multiple inquiries regarding residential homes being rented out on sites such as Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway.  Based upon these inquires, the Town of West Bend decided to issue this abbreviated reminder on short-term rental requirements.

If a resident is renting their home out as a “Short-Term Rental”, please be aware that in 2017 the state legislature passed a law allowing for short-term rentals of single-family homes under Chapter 66.0615, providing a Wisconsin State Tourist Rooming House License has been secured by the property owner.  The law further establishes requirements for short-term rentals by which local governments may regulate such uses.

In accordance with local government authority, the Town of West Bend passed Ordinance 2019-01 which requires a Short-Term Rental License, along with a valid State of Wisconsin Tourist Rooming House License.  Ordinance 2019-01 further requires residential dwellings are not allowed to rent for less than 7 consecutive days and not to exceed 29 consecutive days.  Recreational vehicles, campers, tents, boats, or other temporary lodging arrangements are not permitted to increase accommodations for paying guest.  Guests and property owners are further subject to the Town of West Bend applicable noise and nuisance regulations where violations and penalties will be applied to both, per occurrence.

If you should have questions regarding the short-term rentals in the Town of West Bend, please contact Town Clerk Julie Ihlenfeld at 262-388-3417.