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Department of Public Works

Gerry Kaiser, P.E.: Director of Public Works

211 Walnut St., P.O. Box 426, Neenah, WI 54957-0426
Phone: 920-886-6240 Fax: 920-886-6250 Email:

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Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Permits, Forms, Applications

Block Party Permit – Residents are able to close their street and hold a neighborhood block party by obtaining a permit through the Public Works Department. Permits will be reviewed by our Traffic Engineer and you will be notified of approval. Contact the Public Works Department at 920-886-6240. Basic guidelines include:

  • No major traffic carrier can be affected. Traffic Engineer will approve street to be closed.
  • No consumption of alcoholic beverages in the street – enforced by patrolling police car.
  • No porta-potties.
  • No bands or large amplifiers violating noise ordinance.
  • All barricades shall be removed by dusk.
  • All residents within barricaded area must be notified.

City of Neenah Prequalification Form – Click here to open the form.

Digger’s Hotline Information – Diggers Hotline helps identify costly and dangerous utilities that can be buried just inches beneath your yard’s surface. Contact them three working days before digging and have your lines marked so you can dig freely and safely. Call “811” or 800-242-8511, or contact them at

Dumpster Rental Permit  Click here to open the rental permit.

Permit to Excavate in Public Right-of-Way – The City of Neenah requires anyone excavating in the public right-of-way (i.e., street, sidewalk, terrace, etc.) to obtain a Street Excavation Permit. Permits can be obtained by contacting the Public Works Department at 920-886-6240. The permit, fee schedule, provisions and conditions can be reviewed below.

Sidewalk Occupancy Permit – Anyone requesting temporary occupancy of a city sidewalk must contact the Department of Public Works at 920-886-6240.

Street Use Permit – Form required to request the use of public streets or sidewalks for special events (i.e. parades, Streetball, etc.) Permit fee is $75 and must accompany completed application. Applicant will be responsible to pay Services/Equipment costs associated with the event. Certificate of Insurance must be on file with the City Clerk or must accompany application. Return required information to the City Clerk, 211 Walnut Street. This application is for date specified on application only. Applicant will be directed to contact the City Traffic Engineer to review the plans. Permit application must be reviewed by approved by the Public Works and Services Committee (meets Tuesday of the week prior to council meeting), and by the City Council (meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month). Permit can be picked up or mailed to you upon final approval.