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  • A branch fell off of a boulevard tree, who should I report it to?

  • Are Municipal violations criminal matters?

  • Assessor's Dates to Remember

  • Can I call your office to discuss my criminal charges pending in La Crosse County Circuit Court?

  • Can I reschedule my court date?

  • Can I take a class to get my underage drinking violation dismissed?

  • Can the City Attorney give me legal advice?

  • Do I have to come to court to contest my citation?

  • Do I have to put my carts out for collection if they aren't full?

  • Do I need a lawyer in Municipal Court?

  • Do I need to hire an attorney to represent me?

  • Does Municipal Court offer public defenders?

  • Glossary of Terms

  • How can I dispose of an appliance or large item that doesn't fit into my cart?

  • How can I dispose of electronics or hazardous materials?

  • How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?

  • How do I appeal my assessment to court?

  • How do I appeal my assessment to the Department of Revenue?

  • How do I file a claim against the City of La Crosse?

  • How do I get a copy of a city ordinance?

  • How do I know if my assessment is fair, and what do I do if I don't agree with it?

  • How do I report a pothole?

  • How do you sue someone because they did not pay me for work that I did?

  • How does the assessor value property?

  • How will my taxes change as a result of a new assessment?

  • I have a medical/physical disability or I'm elderly and I have a hard time managing the city-service carts.

  • I want to complain about a business, how do I do that?

  • If I have an attorney, can I still talk with the City Attorney’s office?

  • In the winter, does the City supply salt or sand mix for sidewalks?

  • Is the citation on my record?

  • I've been told that everybody's taxes go up after a revaluation. Is this true?

  • I've heard the assessors office develops values by computer. Is this correct?

  • May I take my garbage and recycling carts with me if I move?

  • May I use anything other than the carts for garbage or recycling collection?

  • My garbage and/or recycling cart is missing, what do I do?

  • My neighbor has a tree that has a branch that overhangs my property and could damage my house. How do I make him/her trim the branch?

  • The storm or sewer drain is plugged, who do I call?

  • There is an issue with a manhole or watervalve cover, who do I call?

  • To appeal my assessment, what evidence do I need to present to the Board of Review?

  • What do I do with a dead non-domestic animal?

  • What if there is a street light out in a residential area?

  • What is the Board of Review? When do they meet?

  • What is the distinction between the City Attorney and the District Attorney?

  • What is the role of the assessor?

  • What time does my garbage & recycling cart need to be out for collection?

  • What type of advice or counsel can I get from the City Attorney’s Office?

  • What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?

  • When does my citation have to be paid by?

  • When I appeal my assessment, does the Board of Review have the final say?

  • When will the City plow my street or spread salt?

  • Who can I talk to about trouble with my landlord?

  • Who do I contact if my neighbor hasn't cleared the snow or ice from their sidewalk?

  • Who is responsible for maintaining alleys in the winter?

  • Who supplies garbage and recycling collection for my business or organization?

  • Why don't all assessments change at the same rate?

  • Will I be notified if there is a change in my assessment?

  • Will I be penalized if I don't let the assessor in when an inspection is requested?

  • Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?

  • Will the City collect branches or brush from my property?

  • Will the City collect yard waste from my property?