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. Explore newaukee.com for more helpful information, check out the go-to blog for newcomers at new2mke.weebly.com/living-in-mke.
All motorboats and sailboats 12’ or longer are required to be titled/registered with the Dept. of Natural Resources. In addition, anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1989 is also required to complete boating education to receive a Wisconsin Boating Safety Education Certificate. Registration forms are available at dnr.wi.gov. See also dmv.com/wisconsin/boating-license for additional information.
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. Also, operators must complete a safety class to obtain the safety certification card. Applications are available at snowmobile dealers or Milwaukee-area DNR offices: Milwaukee - 2300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Telephone: (414) 263-8500; Racine - 9531 Rayne Rd., Ste. 4, Sturtevant, Telephone: (262) 884-2300; Waukesha - 141 NW Barstow, Rm. 180, Telephone: (262) 574-2100. dnr.wi.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) 263-8500; Racine - 9531 Rayne Rd., Ste. 4, Sturtevant, Telephone: (262) 884-2300; Waukesha - 141 NW Barstow, Rm. 180, Telephone: (262) 574-2100. dnr.wi.gov