Police Department


514 Railroad Street


Village Marshal Brad Seymour may be contacted at 920-583-6800 or email: Marshal@brownsvillewi.com


Brownsville Police Dept. 2020 Annual Report

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From the Desk of Marshal Seymour . . .                     


Fireworks Restrictions: Village ordinance 9.36(7) prohibits deploying fireworks without a permit within the village limits.  Any fireworks that explode or shoot into the air are generally prohibited without a permit.    Fireworks regulations will be strictly enforced.


Burning Restrictions: All open burning in the Village of Brownsville requires a burning permit with the following exceptions; Cooking fires are allowed. Recreational campfires and outdoor fireplaces are allowed as long as the fires consist of natural wood or manufactured fire log material. Recreational fires must be fully contained within an approved permanent fire pit, portable fireplace device or outdoor fireplace. Permanent fire pits shall be no larger than 36 inches in diameter. An approved portable fireplace device shall be built and designed to control outdoor wood fires. Outdoor fireplaces shall have screens or spark arrestors to control sparks. Smoke from any recreational fire that is creating a nuisance is prohibited.  The burning of trash, brush, leaves and lawn/garden debris is prohibited. The lawn debris composting area at Dale Michels Park accepts brush, leaves, grass clippings and other lawn debris.  The complete ordinance regarding recreational fires and burning restrictions can be found on the Village website: www.brownsvillewi.com


Restrictions on Dogs/Cats when off your property: The police department has received a number of complaints regarding dogs and cats not being in compliance with Village ordinance 6.04 RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED. It is unlawful for dogs, cats or domestic animals to run at large within the corporate limits of the Village. Any dogs, cats or domestic animals shall not be deemed at large if under the immediate control of any person. "At large" means to be off the premises of the owner, and while off the premises, not under the control of the owner or a member of his immediate family over twelve years of age, either by leash or otherwise; but a dog within any automobile of its owner shall also be deemed upon the owner's premises. Sidewalks and the terrace between the sidewalk and curb, is considered public property and is considered to be “off premises” for the purpose of this ordinance.

Village ordinance 6.17 CONTROL OF DEFECATION, requires that any person owning or having control of a dog on any property, public or private, which is not owned or occupied by such person shall promptly remove excrement left by such dog and place it in a proper receptacle, bury it or flush it in a toilet on property owned or occupied by such person. The owner or person in charge of any private property shall not permit solid fecal matter of any dog to accumulate on such property, including the space between the street or curb and the sidewalk adjacent to such property, for a period in excess of twenty-four (24) hours.


If you have any questions regarding the above items or anything else law enforcement related, please contact me.  



Marshal Brad Seymour

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