About the Village of Silver Lake

Silver Lake most likely received its name from the Native Americans in the area because they considered the lake a shimmering pool of water. Later after the railroad arrived in 1886, the community became a summer spot for tourists and had a thriving ice business in the winter months. With electricity the ice business was over but recreation remained. Since its beginning, Silver Lake has been a resort recreation spot, a thriving and growing community, home to inventors, a great place to live and much more.

Vacant Trustee Position

Residents of the Village of Silver Lake may submit a Letter of Intent to fill the vacant trustee position created by the resignation of Daniel Withers. Term expires April of 2018. Salary is $3,000 per year. The letter of intent should include two paragraphs stating why you would like to be a trustee and what your qualifications are to fill the position.  You may submit your letter in a sealed envelope to the Village Clerk of Silver Lake during normal business hours and no later than 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. If you are unable to submit your letter in person, please use the secure lockbox at the front of the Village Hall. The letters will be reviewed by the Village Board in closed session at the regular board meeting on February 1st.

It’s Official

The Salem – Silver Lake Cooperative Plan has been officially approved – 11-21-2016_approval_cv

Tax Collection

First installment (including all special assessments, if owed) or full payment is payable to “Village of Silver Lake”, 113 S. First Street, Silver Lake, WI, 53170, and must be postmarked before midnight or paid in person by January 31, 2017.  Second installment is due by July 31, 2017, made payable to “Kenosha County Treasurer” and is mailed to 1010 – 56th Street, Kenosha, WI, 53140.  Silver Lake Village Hall office hours are Monday – Friday (9:00 am to 2:00 pm).  In addition, the office will be open on Saturday, December 31, 2016 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) and Saturday, January 28, 2017 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) to accommodate.


Ordinance 294(7.04)(a) states:  “No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle at any time, day or night, on any street, road or thoroughfare within the Village of Silver Lake, during or after a snowfall of two (2) inches or more until snow plowing operations are completed …”.

Ordinance 200(4)(a) states:  “It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any dog or cat to permit such animals to run at large.  For the purposes of this ordinance “running at large” shall mean the presence of a dog or cat at any place other than on the premises of its owner or keeper and not on a leash or otherwise under the immediate control of a person authorized by such owner or keeper to take charge of such animal”.

Ordinance 200(4)(b) states:  “No person shall cause or permit a dog or cat to be on property, public or private, not owned or possessed by such keeper unless such person has in his immediate possession an appropriate device for scooping excrement …”.

Community Library Storytime

Any questions, contact Tara Buesing of the Community Library Outreach Program at:  tbuesing@communitylib.org

An enjoyable half hour of activity from 10:30 am to 11:00 am;
Wednesdays in January, 2017 are the 18th & 25th and in February are the 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd

Westosha Community Senior Center

A non-profit organization to aid and service the senior citizens of Western Kenosha County.  The website is:  www.westoshaseniorcenter.com

Village Hall Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, or, by appointment calling (262) 889-4308

Board Meetings

The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 pm at the Village Hall

Medication Collection program

Empty all medications (whether they are prescription or over-the counter medications) into a plastic bag.  Keep the prescription bottles to put into your own recycling receptacle at home.  You may drop off the bag in the secured metal lock box located in the Village Hall.  Please no needles, sharps or syringes.