Unless you're carefully organized, moving can disintegreate into a nightmare of seemingly endless, last-minute headaches. There’s always something that’s forgotten in the rush and that something can often consume a lot of time when trying to fix from faraway. The key to avoiding these hassles is to make a list of the things that have to be done and then accomplish those tasks using a steady and determined approach. In this section you will find information that may come in handy as you prepare to move and as you settle into your new community. Taking a few minutes to review this information can save you frustration and unnecessary delays down the road.
Before your bags are packed and you’re ready to go, make sure you have all of the documents you will need to make the transition to your new Milwaukee area home as painless as possible. You may be well-known in your current community, but you will need birth certificates, credit information and other vital data to establish your identity and reputation in your new home. The "Resources" section will help you assemble the documents you will need. There is information about changing your address, transferring your medical and dental records, and ensuring that your school-age children have proper immunizations.
All motorboats and sailboats 12’ or longer are required to be registered. Registration forms are available at marine dealers.
Contact the appropriate local government for information on fees, rules and regulations.
Most communities require dogs to be licensed and limit the number of dogs you can have without a kennel permit. For more information, contact the treasurer or clerk’s office of the municipality.
All snowmobiles that are operated in Wisconsin must be registered with the Department of Natural Resources. Applications are available at snowmobile dealers or Milwaukee-area DNR offices: Milwaukee - 2300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Telephone: (414) 263-8660; Racine - 9531 Rayne Rd., Sturtevant, Telephone: (262) 884-2300; Waukesha - 141 NW Barstow, Rm. 180, Telephone: (262) 574-2102. dnr.wisconsin.gov
Hunting, trapping and fishing are popular outdoor sports in Wisconsin and are regulated by the State Department of Natural Resources. Information on sports licenses can be obtained from DNR offices: Milwaukee - 2300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Telephone: (414) 263-8660; Racine - 9531 Rayne Rd., Sturtevant, Telephone: (262) 884-2300; Waukesha - 141 NW Barstow, Rm. 180, Telephone: (262) 574-2102. dnr.wisconsin.gov