Bike Licenses

All persons residing within the City of Waupaca who own a bicycle must first obtain a bicycle license before operating it in the city limits.  Bicycle permits are available at the Police Department for $2.00 each.  The license is good for a period of two years. Remember, bicyclists must observe all traffic rules and regulations.

Bikes, skates, rollerblades, motorized toy vehicles, sleds and skateboards are prohibited on sidewalks in the downtown area.


If you are going to burn within city limits, you must first obtain a burning permit.  Permits are available at the Police Department during normal business hours for a $5.00 fee.  The permits outline all of the burning rules and regulations.


Curfew in Waupaca is between the hours of 11:00pm and 6:00am Sunday through Thursday, and 12:00am (midnight) to 6:00am on Friday and Saturday nights.  This means no person under the age of 18 may be out without a parent during these hours, unless you are going to and from work or are in an emergency.


No person may discharge or light fireworks of any type within the City of Waupaca.  This regulation is in effect all year.  All outlaying townships also prohibit the use of fireworks without a permit from the town board.


Per City ordinance no person shall accumulate, store or allow and disassembled, unlicensed, inoperable, junked or wrecked motor vehicles, truck bodies, tractors or trailers in the open upon any public or private property in the City for a period exceeding 72 hours.  Exceptions to this would be any business engaged in the sale, repair or storage of such items in a properly zoned district and licensed junk yards.  Garden tractors and mowers may be stored in the rear yard not less than 10 feet from the property line.  

No person, except a licensed junk dealer, shall accumulate, store or allow any junk outside of any building or any public or private real estate located in the City.  If any residents are in violation of this, a police officer or building inspector give 10 days notice to remove such items, it items are not removed this will result in the issuance of a citation.  


City ordinance prohibits loud, disturbing or unnecessary sounds or noises such as may tend to annoy or disturb another in or about any public street, alley, park or private residence.  

Additionally, as a condition for building permits and as a courtesy to your neighbors, please refrain from noise making activities outside the hours of 7 am to 8 pm, Monday thru Saturday.

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