Grant County, WI
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Grant County 3-21-1989 (Ch. 22 of the Grant County Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vicious dogs — See Ch. 88, Art. I.
Mass public assemblies — See Ch. 97.
Fireworks — See Ch. 140.
Nuisances — See Ch. 191.
No person in a public or private place shall engage in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud, or otherwise disorderly conduct under circumstances in which the conduct tends to cause or provoke a disturbance.
No person shall do any of the following:
A. 
With intent to frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse or harass, make a telephone call and threaten to inflict injury or physical harm to any person or the property of any person.
B. 
With intent to frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse, harass or offend, telephone another and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd and lascivious act.
C. 
Make or cause the telephone of another repeatedly to ring, with intent to harass any person at the called number.
D. 
Make repeated telephone calls, whether or not conversation ensues, with intent solely to harass any person at the called number.
E. 
Make a telephone call, whether or not conversation ensues, without disclosing his or her identity and with intent to abuse, threaten, or harass any person at the called number.
F. 
Knowingly permit any telephone under his or her control to be used for any purpose prohibited by this section.
[Added 4-16-1996]
A. 
Whoever intentionally uses a telephone in Grant County to call the Grant County Sheriff's Department by dialing 911 when he or she does not have an emergency which necessitates the dispatch of emergency services, or when he or she does not have any legitimate reason for contacting the Grant County Sheriff's Department, is guilty of using the telephone to interfere with the operation of the Grant County Sheriff's Department enhanced 911 telephone system. Calling 911 just to see if the 911 phone system works is considered a violation of this section.
B. 
Whoever has a telephone registered in his or her name in Grant County and allows any individual, knowingly, to use his or her telephone to make a telephone call to the Grant County Sheriff's Department by dialing 911 when the caller does not have an emergency requiring the dispatch of emergency services, or does not have a legitimate reason to contact the Grant County Sheriff's Department, shall be guilty of allowing the use of his or her telephone to interfere with the operation of the Grant County Sheriff's Department enhanced 911 telephone system.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original §§ 22.30, 22.31, 22.32 and 22.33, which immediately followed this subsection and provided for penalties and enforcement, were deleted 12-18-2012 by Ord. No. 64.
A. 
No person shall issue any check or other order for the payment of not more than $2,500 which, at the time of issuance, the person intends shall not be paid.
[Amended 12-18-2012 by Ord. No. 64]
B. 
Any of the following is prima facie evidence that the person, at the time of the issuance of the check or other order for the payment of money, intended it should not be paid:
(1) 
Proof that, at the time of issuance, the person did not have an account with the drawee;
(2) 
Proof that, at the time of issuance, the person did not have sufficient funds or credit with the drawee and that the person failed within five days after receiving notice of nonpayment or dishonor to pay the check or other order; or
(3) 
Proof that, when presentment was made within a reasonable time, the issuer did not have sufficient funds or credit with the drawee and that the person failed within five days after receiving notice of nonpayment or dishonor to pay the check or other order.
C. 
This section does not apply to a postdated check or to any check given for a past consideration, except a payroll check.
D. 
In addition to the forfeiture provided for a violation of this section, a judge may order a violator to pay restitution under § 800.093, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 12-18-2012 by Ord. No. 64]
[Added 10-2-2018 by Ord. No. 22]
A. 
Statutory authority. This ordinance is adopted pursuant to § 59.54(24), Wis. Stats.
B. 
Worthless payment charge. Any person, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, joint venture or association who tenders a worthless check or worthless payment to any Grant County official, employee, department, office or agency shall be liable to Grant County for payment of the amount for which the check or payment was tendered and an additional charge of $20.
C. 
Overpayments and underpayments. All of the Grant County departments, divisions, offices and agencies, etc., may retain overpayments made to such departments, divisions, etc., when such overpayment does not exceed $10, unless a written request to said departments, divisions, etc., for a refund of such overpayment is made within 90 days, and may waive underpayments of $10 or less.
[Amended 1996]
A. 
No person shall:
(1) 
Enter any enclosed, cultivated or undeveloped land of another, other than undeveloped land specified in this section, without the express or implied consent of the owner or occupant.
(2) 
Enter or remain on any land of another after having been notified by the owner or occupant not to enter or remain on the premises.
(3) 
Enter any land of another that is occupied by a structure used for agricultural purposes without the express or implied consent of the owner or occupant.
(4) 
Enter or remain on undeveloped land that is an inholding of another after having been notified by the owner or occupant not to enter or remain on the land.
(5) 
Enter undeveloped private land from an abutting parcel of land that is owned by the United States, the State of Wisconsin or a local governmental unit or remain on such land after having been notified by the owner or occupant not to enter or remain on the land.
B. 
In this section, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
DWELLING UNIT
A structure or that part of a structure which is used or intended to be used as a home, residence or sleeping place by one person or by two or more persons maintaining a common household, to the exclusion of all others.
IMPLIED CONSENT
Conduct or words or both that imply that an owner or occupant of land has given consent to another person to enter the land.
INHOLDING
A parcel a land that is private property and that is surrounded completely by land owned by the United States, by Wisconsin, or by a local governmental unit or any combination of the United States, the State of Wisconsin and a local governmental unit.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL UNIT
A political subdivision of the State of Wisconsin, a special purpose district in the State of Wisconsin, an instrumentality or corporation of the political subdivision or special purpose district or a combination or subunit of any of the foregoing.
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
Has the meaning given in § 101.01, Wis. Stats.
PRIVATE PROPERTY
Real property that is not owned by the United States, the State of Wisconsin or a local governmental unit.
UNDEVELOPED LAND
Land that meets all of the following criteria:
(1) 
The land is not occupied by a structure or improvement being used or occupied as a dwelling unit.
(2) 
The land is not part of a curtilage or is not lying in the immediate vicinity of a structure or improvement being used or occupied as a dwelling unit.
(3) 
The land is not occupied by a public building.
(4) 
The land is not occupied by a place of employment.
C. 
In determining whether a person has implied consent to enter the land of another, a trier of fact shall consider all of the circumstances existing at the time the person entered the land, including all of the following:
(1) 
Whether the owner or occupant acquiesced to previous entries by the person or by other persons under similar circumstances.
(2) 
The customary use, if any, of the land by other persons.
(3) 
Whether the owner or occupant represented to the public that the land may be entered for particular purposes.
(4) 
The general arrangement or design of any improvements or structures on the land.
D. 
A person has received notice from the owner or occupant within the meaning of Subsection A(2), (4) or (5) of this section if he or she has been notified personally, either orally or in writing, or if the land is posted. Land is considered to be posted under this section under either of the following procedures:
(1) 
If a sign at least 11 inches square is placed in at least two conspicuous places for every 40 acres to be protected. The sign must carry an appropriate notice and the name of the person giving the notice followed by the word "Owner" if the person giving the notice is the holder of legal title to the land and by the word "Occupant" if the person giving the notice is not the holder of legal title but is a lawful occupant of the land. None of the colors used in the sign may be blaze orange. Proof that appropriate signs as provided in this subsection were erected or in existence upon the premises to be protected prior to the event complained of shall be prima facie proof that the premises to be protected was posted as provided in this subsection.
(2) 
If markings in a color other than blaze orange and at least one foot long, including in a contrasting color other than blaze orange the phrase "Private Land" and the name of the owner, are made in at least two conspicuous places for every 40 acres to be protected.
E. 
An owner or occupant may give express consent to enter or remain on the land for a specified purpose or subject to specified conditions, and it is a violation of Subsection A(1) or (3) above for a person who received that consent to enter or remain on the land for another purpose or contrary to the specified conditions.
F. 
This section does not apply to any of the following:
(1) 
A person entering the land, other than the residence or other buildings or the curtilage of the residence or other buildings, of another for the purpose of removing a wild animal as authorized under § 29.885(2), (3) or (4), Wis. Stats.
(2) 
A hunter entering land that is required to be open for hunting under § 29.885(4m) or 29.889(7m).
(3) 
A person entering or remaining on any exposed shore area of a stream as authorized under § 30.134, Wis. Stats.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
G. 
Whoever erects on the land of another signs which are the same as or similar to those described in Subsection D above without obtaining the express consent of the lawful occupant of or holder of legal title to such land is in violation of this section.
H. 
Nothing in this section shall prohibit a representative of a labor union from conferring with any employee provided such conference is conducted in the living quarters of the employee and with the consent of the employee occupants.
I. 
Any authorized occupant of employer-provided housing shall have the right to decide who may enter, confer and visit with the occupant in the housing area the occupant occupies.
J. 
If the State of Wisconsin makes any further changes to § 943.13, Wis. Stats., regarding trespassing, any such changes made by the State of Wisconsin in said statute shall automatically become a part of this section.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 22.04(11), which immediately followed this subsection and dealt with penalties, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). See now § 206-17.
A. 
In this section, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
MERCHANT
Includes any merchant as defined in § 402.104(3), Wis. Stats., or any innkeeper, motel keeper, or hotel keeper.
THEFT DETECTION DEVICE
Any tag or other device that is used to prevent or detect theft and that is attached to merchandise held for resale by a merchant or to property of a merchant.[1]
THEFT DETECTION DEVICE REMOVER
Any tool or device used, designed for use or primarily intended for use in removing a theft detection device from merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.[2]
THEFT DETECTION SHIELDING DEVICE
Any laminated or coated bag or device designed to shield merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant from being detected by an electronic or magnetic theft alarm sensor.[3]
VALUE OF MERCHANDISE
For property of the merchant, the value of the property, or for merchandise held for resale, the merchant's stated price of the merchandise, or, in the event of altering, transferring or removing a price marking or causing a cash register or other sales device to reflect less than the merchant's stated price, the difference between the merchant's stated price of the merchandise and the altered price.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[3]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
No person shall intentionally alter indicia of price or value of merchandise or take and carry away, transfer, conceal or retain possession of merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of the merchant without his or her consent and with intent to deprive the merchant permanently of possession or the full purchase price of the merchandise.
C. 
No person, while anywhere in the merchant's store, shall intentionally remove a theft detection device from the merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant without the merchant's consent and with the intent to deprive the merchant permanently of possession or the full purchase price of the merchandise or property. No person shall use, or possess with intent to use, a theft detection shielding device to shield merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant from being detected by an electronic or magnetic theft alarm sensor without the merchant's consent and with the intent to deprive the merchant permanently of possession or the full purchase price of the merchandise or property. No person shall use, or possess with intent to use, a theft detection device remover to remove a theft detection device from merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant without the merchant's consent and with the intent to deprive the merchant permanently of possession or the full purchase price of the merchandise or property.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
A merchant or merchant's adult employee or a merchant's security agent who has probable cause for believing that a person has violated this section in his or her presence may detain the person in a reasonable manner for a reasonable length of time to deliver the person to a peace officer, or to his or her parent or guardian in the case of a minor. The detained person must be promptly informed of the purpose for the detention and be permitted to make phone calls, but he or she shall not be interrogated or searched against his or her will before the arrival of a peace officer who may conduct a lawful interrogation of the accused person. Any merchant or merchant's adult employee or merchant's security agent who acts in good faith in any act authorized under this section is immune from civil or criminal liability for those acts. The merchant, the merchant's adult employee or the merchant's security agent may release the detained person before the arrival of a peace officer or parent or guardian.[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
E. 
In any action or proceeding for violation of this section, duly identified and authenticated photographs of merchandise which was the subject of the violation may be used as evidence in lieu of producing the merchandise.
F. 
A merchant or merchant's adult employee is privileged to defend property as prescribed in § 939.49, Wis. Stats.
G. 
This section shall only apply to the retail theft of merchandise or property worth less than $2,500 in value. If the value is in excess of $2,500, the defendant shall be subject to felony criminal charges.[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
No person shall intentionally take and carry away, use, transfer, conceal, or retain possession of movable property of another without his consent and with intent to deprive the owner permanently of possession of such property, where the value of the property is worth less than $2,500. No person shall do any of the following acts:[1]
(1) 
By virtue of his or her office, business or employment, or as trustee or bailee, having possession or custody of money or of a negotiable security, instrument, paper or other negotiable writing of another, intentionally use, transfer, conceal, or retain possession of such money, security, instrument, paper or writing without the owner's consent, contrary to his or her authority, and with intent to convert to his or her own use or to the use of any other person except the owner. A refusal to deliver any money or a negotiable security, instrument, paper or other negotiable writing, which is in his or her possession or custody by virtue of his or her office, business or employment, or as trustee or bailee, upon demand of the person entitled to receive it, or as required by law, is prima facie evidence of an intent to convert to his or her own use within the meaning of this subsection.
(2) 
Having a legal interest in movable property, intentionally and without consent, take such property out of the possession of a pledgee or other person having a superior right of possession, with intent thereby to deprive the pledgee or other person permanently of the possession of such property.
(3) 
Obtain title to property of another person by intentionally deceiving the person with a false representation which is known to be false, made with intent to defraud, and which does defraud the person to whom it is made. "False representation" includes a promise made with intent not to perform it if it is a part of a false and fraudulent scheme.
(4) 
Intentionally fail to return any personal property which is in his or her possession or under his or her control by virtue of a written lease or written rental agreement after the lease or rental agreement has expired. This subsection does not apply to a person who returns personal property, except a motor vehicle, which is in his or her possession or under his or her control by virtue of a written lease or written rental agreement, within 10 days after the lease or rental agreement expires.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Definitions. In this section, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
MOVABLE PROPERTY
Property whose physical location can be changed, without limitation including electricity and gas, documents which represent or embody intangible rights and things growing on, affixed to, or found in land.
PROPERTY
All forms of tangible property, whether real or personal, without limitation including electricity, gas and documents which represent or embody a chose in action or other intangible rights.
PROPERTY OF ANOTHER
Includes property in which the actor is a co-owner and property of a partnership of which the actor is a member, unless the actor and the victim are husband and wife.
VALUE
The market value at the time of the theft or the cost to the victim of replacing the property within a reasonable time after the theft, whichever is less, but if the property stolen is a document evidencing a chose in action or other intangible right, "value" means either the market value of the chose in action or other right or the intrinsic value of the document, whichever is greater. If the thief gave consideration for, or had a legal interest in, the stolen property, the amount of such consideration or value of such interest shall be deducted from the total value of the property.
C. 
This section only applies if the property subject to the theft is worth less than $2,500.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
No person shall knowingly resist or obstruct an officer while such officer is doing an act in an official capacity and with lawful authority.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
In this section, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
OBSTRUCT
Includes, without limitation, knowingly giving false information to the officer or knowingly placing physical evidence with intent to mislead him or her in the performance of his or her duty, including the service of any summons or civil process.[2]
OFFICER
A peace officer or other public officer or public employee having the authority by virtue of his or her office or employment to take another into custody.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No person shall cause bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that person or another without the consent of the person so harmed.
No person shall intentionally cause damage to any physical property of another without the person's consent, where the property is reduced in value by less than $2,500.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Except as provided in § 347.38(1), Wis. Stats., no person may operate or park, stop or leave standing a motor vehicle while using a radio or other electric sound amplification device emitting sound from the vehicle that is clearly audible under normal conditions from a distance of 50 or more feet, unless the electric sound amplification device is being used to request assistance or warn against an unsafe condition. This section does not apply to the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm; the operator of a vehicle of a public utility as defined in § 11.40, Wis. Stats.; the operator of a vehicle that is being used for advertising purposes; the activation of a theft alarm signal device; the operator of a motorcycle being operated outside of a business or residence district; and the operator of a vehicle being used in a community event or celebration, procession or assemblage.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
No person shall do any of the following:
(1) 
Deposit or discharge any solid waste on or along any highway, in any waters of the state, on the ice of any waters of the state or on any other public or private property.
(2) 
Permit any solid waste to be thrown from a vehicle operated by the person.
(3) 
Fail to remove within 30 days or otherwise abandon any automobile, boat or other vehicle in the waters of the state.
(4) 
Own an aircraft that has crashed in the waters of the state and fail to remove the aircraft from those waters within 30 days after the crash, within 30 days after June 15, 1991, or within 30 days after the National Transportation Safety Board pursuant to an investigation under 49 CFR Part 831 authorizes its removal, whichever is latest.
B. 
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
AIRCRAFT
Any structure invented, used or designed for navigation or flight in the air.
HIGHWAY
Has the meaning given in § 340.01(22), Wis. Stats.
VEHICLE
Has the meaning given in § 340.01(74), Wis. Stats., and includes an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined in § 340.01(15pm), Wis. Stats.
WATERS OF THE STATE
Has the meaning given in § 281.01(18), Wis. Stats.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No person shall consume alcoholic beverages or possess any open containers containing alcoholic beverages while present on the Grant County Courthouse grounds, Social Services' grounds, Orchard Manor grounds, Sheriff's Department grounds, United Community Services' grounds, Land Conservation grounds, Highway Department grounds, or the Grant County Administrative Building grounds.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Amended 10-1-1991]
A. 
Sale of alcoholic beverages to underage persons.
(1) 
No person shall procure for, sell, dispense or give away any alcohol beverages to any underage person not accompanied by his or her parent, guardian, or spouse who has attained the legal drinking age.
(2) 
No licensee or permittee may sell, vend, deal, or traffic in alcohol beverages to or with any underage person not accompanied by his or her parent, guardian, or spouse who has attained the legal drinking age.
(3) 
No adult may knowingly permit or fail to take action to prevent the illegal consumption of alcoholic beverages by an underage person on premises owned by the adult or under the adult's control. This subsection does not apply to alcoholic beverages used exclusively as part of a religious service.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(4) 
No adult may intentionally encourage or contribute to a violation of § 125.07(4)(a) or (b), Wis. Stats.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(5) 
Definitions. In this section, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
LEGAL DRINKING AGE
Twenty-one years of age.
UNDERAGE PERSON
A person who has not attained the legal drinking age.
(6) 
Any license suspension for sale to an underage person will be in accordance with § 125.07(1)(b)3, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Purchase of alcoholic beverages.
(1) 
Any underage person who does any of the following is guilty of a violation:
(a) 
Procures or attempts to procure alcoholic beverages from a licensee or permittee.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(b) 
Unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the legal drinking age, possesses or consumes alcohol beverages on licensed premises.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(c) 
Enters, knowingly attempts to enter or is on licensed premises in violation of § 125.07(3)(a), Wis. Stats.[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(d) 
Falsely represents his or her age for the purpose of receiving alcoholic beverages from a licensee or permittee.
(2) 
Any underage person not accompanied by his or her parent, guardian, or spouse who has attained the legal drinking age who knowingly possesses or consumes alcohol beverages is guilty of a violation, except as provided in § 125.07(4)(bm), Wis. Stats.[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(3) 
Any person violating Subsection B(1) or (2) of this section is subject to the suspension of the person's operating privilege as well as participation in a supervised work program in accordance with § 125.07(4)(bs), (c) and (cg), Wis. Stats.
C. 
Presence in places of sale. An underage person not accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the legal drinking age may not enter, knowingly attempt to enter or be on any premises for which a license or permit for the retail sale of alcohol beverages has been issued for any purpose except the transaction of business pertaining to the licensed premises with or for the licensee or his or her employees. The business may not be amusement or the purchase, receiving or consumption of edibles or beverages or similar activities which normally constitute activities of a customer of the premises. This subsection incorporates the exceptions provided in § 125.07(3), Wis. Stats. [7]
[7]
Editor's Note: Original § 22.16, Contributing to truancy, which immediately followed this section, was deleted as superseded by Ch. 254, Truancy and School Dropouts, adopted 8-16-2005.
[Added 3-20-2007 by Ord. No. 50]
A. 
Sales.
(1) 
No premises for which a Class B license or permit for the sale of alcoholic beverages is issued may remain open in Grant County between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday and between 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday and/or Sunday. The prohibitions contained in Subsection A(1) of this section shall not apply on New Year's Day, being January 1 of each year. In this section, the term "alcoholic beverages" means fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquor as defined in Wisconsin Statutes § 125.02.
(2) 
Between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., no person may sell fermented malt beverages on Class B licensed premises in Grant County in an original unopened package, container or bottle or for consumption away from the premises. In this section, the term "fermented malt beverages" is as defined in Wisconsin Statutes § 125.02.
(3) 
Class A premises may remain open for the conduct of their regular business but may not sell fermented malt beverages between 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m. in Grant County.
(4) 
Hotels and restaurants, the principal business of which is the furnishing of food and lodging to patrons, bowling centers, indoor horseshoe pitching facilities, curling clubs, golf courses and golf clubhouses in Grant County may remain open for the conduct of their regular business but may not sell fermented malt beverages during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday and between 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 am. on a Saturday and/or Sunday.
(5) 
Any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other form of business who violates Subsection A(1), (2), (3) or (4) of this section is subject to a forfeiture of not more than $1,000.
B. 
Identification cards.
(1) 
No person under the age of 21 years shall commit any of the following acts in Grant County:
(a) 
Intentionally carry an official identification card not legally issued to him or her, an official identification card obtained under false pretenses or an official identification card, which has been altered or duplicated to convey false information. The term "official identification card" as used in this section means a valid operator's license issued under Chapter 343 of the Wisconsin Statutes that contains the photograph of the holder, an identification card issued under § 343.50 of the Wisconsin Statutes, or an identification card issued under § 125.08 of the Wisconsin Statutes[1];
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 125.08 was repealed by 1989 Act 31, § 2355.
(b) 
Make, alter, or duplicate an official identification card purporting to show that he or she has attained the legal drinking age of 21 years;
(c) 
Present false information to an issuing officer in applying for an official identification card; or
(d) 
Intentionally carry an official identification card or other documentation showing that the person has attained the legal drinking age, with knowledge that the official identification card or documentation is false.
(2) 
Any person who violates any of the provisions contained in Subsection B of this section is subject to a forfeiture of not less than $300 nor more than $1,250, suspension of the person's operating privileges under Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30(6)(bm), participation in a supervised work program or other community service work or any combination of these penalties.
(3) 
If the violator is under 17 years of age on the date of disposition, then the forfeiture for a first violation shall be not less than $100 nor more than $500, suspension of the violator's operating privileges under § 343.30 or participation in a supervised work program or other community service work. For a violation committed within 12 months of a previous violation where the violator is under 17 years of age on the date of disposition, then the forfeiture shall be not less than $300 nor more than $500, suspension of the violator's operating privileges under § 343.30 or participation in a supervised work program or other community service work. For a violation committed within 12 months of two or more previous violations where the violator is under 17 years of age on the date of disposition, then the forfeiture shall be $500, suspension of the violator's operating privileges under § 343.30 or participation in a supervised work program or other community service work.
(4) 
A law enforcement officer investigating an alleged violation of Subsection B of this section shall confiscate any official identification card or other documentation that constitutes evidence of the violation.
C. 
School premises.
(1) 
As used in this Subsection C, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTOR VEHICLE
A motor vehicle owned, rented, or consigned to a school.
SCHOOL
A public, parochial or private school which provides an educational program for one or more grades between Grades 1 and 12 and which is commonly known as an elementary school, middle school, junior high school, senior high school or high school.
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
The person designated by the governing body of a school as ultimately responsible for the ordinary operations of a school.
SCHOOL PREMISES
Premises owned, rented or under the control of a school.
(2) 
Except as provided by Subsection C(3) below, no person may possess or consume alcoholic beverages on school premises; in a motor vehicle, if a pupil attending the school is in the motor vehicle; or while participating in a school-sponsored activity in Grant County.
(3) 
Alcoholic beverages may be possessed or consumed on school premises, in motor vehicles or by participants in school-sponsored activities if specifically permitted in writing by the school administrator consistent with applicable laws and School Board policies.
(4) 
Any person who violates Subsection C of this section is subject to a forfeiture of not more than $200.
(a) 
If the violator is under the age of 21 years but over 17 years of age, for a first violation, he or she shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $100 nor more than $200, suspension of the person's operating privilege as provided in Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30(6)(b), participation in a supervised work program or other community service work or any combination of penalties.
(b) 
For a violation committed within 12 months of one previous violation for a violator who is under the age of 21 years but over 17 years of age, the violator shall be subject to either a forfeiture of not less than $200 nor more than $300, participation in a supervised work program or other community service work or any combination of these penalties. In addition, the person's operating privilege may be suspended as provided under Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30(6)(b) except that if the violation involved a motor vehicle, the person's operating privilege shall be suspended as provided under Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30.
(c) 
For a violation committed within 12 months of two previous violations for a violator who is under the age of 21 years but over 17 years of age, the violator shall be subject to either a forfeiture of not less than $300 nor more than $500, participation in a supervised work program or other community service work or any combination of these penalties. In addition, the person's operating privilege may be suspended as provided under Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30(6)(b) except that if the violation involved a motor vehicle, the person's operating privilege shall be suspended as provided under Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30.
(d) 
For a violation committed within 12 months of three or more previous violations for a violator who is under the age of 21 years but over 17 years of age, the violator shall be subject to either a forfeiture of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, participation in a supervised work program or other community service work or any combination of these penalties. In addition, the person's operating privilege may be suspended as provided under Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30(6)(b) except that if the violation involved a motor vehicle, the person's operating privilege shall be suspended as provided under Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30.
(e) 
For a first violation by a person who is under 17 years of age on the date of disposition, the violator shall be subject to a forfeiture of not more than $50, suspension of the violator's operating privilege under Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30 or participation in a supervised work program or other community service work.
(f) 
For a violation committed within 12 months of one previous violation by a person who is under 17 years of age on the date of disposition, the violator shall be subject to a forfeiture of not more than $100 or participation in a supervised work program or other community service work. In addition, the violator's operating privilege may be suspended under Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30. If the violation involved a motor vehicle, the violator's operating privilege shall be suspended under § 343.30 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(g) 
For a violation committed within 12 months of two or more previous violations by a person who is under 17 years of age on the date of disposition, the violator shall be subject to a forfeiture of not more than $500 or participation in a supervised work program or other community service work. In addition, the violator's operating privilege may be suspended under Wisconsin Statutes § 343.30. If the violation involved a motor vehicle, the violator's operating privilege shall be suspended under § 343.30 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
D. 
If a person violates any provision contained in this section, any law enforcement officer in Grant County can issue a citation to the violator. The citation shall contain the name and address of the violator, the factual allegations describing the alleged violation, the time and place of the offense, the subsection of the section violated, a designation of the offense in a manner that can be readily understood by a person making a reasonable effort to do so, and the time at which the alleged violator may appear in Court. The citation shall also contain a statement of informing the violator that the violator may make a cash deposit of a specified amount to be mailed to the Grant County Clerk of Circuit Court within a specified time; that if the violator makes such a deposit, he or she need not appear in Court unless subsequently summoned; that if the violator makes a cash deposit and does not appear in Court, he or she will either be deemed to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture plus costs, fees, and surcharges imposed under Chapter 814 Wisconsin Statutes, not to exceed the amount of the deposit or will be summoned into Court to answer the complaint if the Court does not accept the plea of no contest; that if the alleged violator does not make a cash deposit and does not appear in Court at the time specified, the Court may issue a summons or warrant for the defendant's arrest or consider the nonappearance to be a plea of no contest and enter judgment or the county may commence an action against the violator to collect the forfeiture, costs, fees, and surcharges, and that if the Court finds that the violation involves an ordinance that prohibits conduct that is the same or similar to conduct prohibited by state statute punishable by fine or imprisonment or both and that the violation resulted in damage to the property of or physical injury to a person other than the alleged violator, the Court may summon the alleged violator into Court to determine if restitution should be ordered. The citation shall also contain a direction that if the violator elects to make a cash deposit, the violator shall sign an appropriate statement which accompanies the citation to indicate that he or she read the statements on the citation and shall send the signed statement with the cash deposit. The term "person" as used in this section includes but is not limited to an individual, individuals, a partnership, a corporation or any other business.
E. 
The following schedule of cash deposits is established for use with citations Issued under this section:
(1) 
Violation of Subsection A(1), (2), (3) or (4) of this section: The cash deposit is $1,000 plus statutory fees and costs.
(2) 
Violation of Subsection B of this section:
(a) 
By violator over 17 years of age: The cash deposit is $300 plus statutory fees and costs.
(b) 
By violator under 17 years of age:
[1] 
First violation: The cash deposit is $100 plus statutory fees and costs.
[2] 
Second violation: The cash deposit is $300 plus statutory fees and costs.
[3] 
Third or more violation: The cash deposit is $500 plus statutory fees and costs.
(3) 
Violation of Subsection C of this section:
(a) 
By adult over 21 years of age: The cash deposit is $200 plus statutory fees and costs.
(b) 
By person under 21 years of age but over 17 years of age:
[1] 
First offense: The cash deposit is $100 plus statutory fees and costs.
[2] 
Second offense: The cash deposit is $200 plus statutory fees and costs.
[3] 
Third offense: The cash deposit is $300 plus statutory fees and costs.
[4] 
Fourth offense or more: The cash deposit is $500 plus statutory fees and costs.
(c) 
By person under 17 years of age:
[1] 
First offense: The cash deposit is $50 plus statutory fees and costs.
[2] 
Second offense: The cash deposit is $100 plus statutory fees and costs.
[3] 
Third offense or more: The cash deposit is $500 plus statutory fees and costs.
F. 
Cash deposits, costs, and assessments shall be paid to the Grant County Clerk of Circuit Court in Lancaster, Wisconsin. The Clerk of Circuit Court shall issue receipts for cash deposits, costs, and assessments paid under this section. Statutory fees and costs shall not be assessed against a juvenile violator under the age of 14 years.
G. 
The District Attorney's Office is authorized to handle the prosecution of any citation action filed for violation of this section.
H. 
This section does not apply in townships, villages, and cities in Grant County which have enacted their own ordinance regulating the sale of alcohol at licensed premises, regulating the possession of alcohol on school premises or regulating the possession of a false identification card.
[Amended 10-1-1991]
A. 
No owner of a dog may negligently or otherwise permit the dog to run at large or be untagged. Such a dog is subject to impoundment and its owner subject to penalties.
B. 
A dog is considered to be running at large if it is off the premises of its owner and not under the control of the owner or some other person.
C. 
A dog is considered to be untagged if a valid license tag is not attached to a collar which is kept on the dog whenever the dog is outdoors unless the dog is securely confined in a fenced area.
D. 
An officer shall attempt to capture and restrain any dog running at large and any untagged dog. "Officer" means a peace officer, full-time health officer, humane officer, warden, or an employee designated by the governing body of the County, city, village or town.
E. 
The owner of a dog captured and restrained under this section must pay, in addition to all penalties assessed, all veterinarian fees, including but not limited to fees for shots, licensing and room and board.
F. 
This section does not apply in any town having its own dog ordinance.
[Added 12-18-2012 by Ord. No. 64]
[Added 8-19-2014]
A. 
Intent. The Board of Supervisors, Grant County, adopts the following with the intent to prohibit livestock from running at large and posing a threat to the safety of people as listed in Subsection C.
B. 
Statutory authority. This is created as authorized by § 59.54(22), Wis. Stats.
C. 
Livestock at large.
(1) 
No owner of livestock may negligently, or otherwise, permit the livestock to run at large.
(2) 
Livestock shall be defined as cattle, bison, horses, swine, sheep, goats, farm-raised deer, poultry, llamas or alpaca.
(3) 
Livestock is considered to be running at large if it is off the premises of its owner and not under the control of the owner or some other person. Livestock is considered to be running at large if it is not properly detained in a fence or some structure.
(4) 
An officer may attempt to capture and restrain any livestock running at large. “Officer” means a peace officer, full-time health officer, humane officer, warden, or an employee designated by the governing body of the County, city, village or town.
(5) 
The owner of livestock that is at large and/or captured under this section must pay, in addition to all penalties assessed under § 206-17, all veterinarian fees, including, but not limited to, fees for shots, licensing and room and board.
(6) 
This section does not apply in any town having its own livestock-at-large ordinance.
No person shall treat any animal, whether belonging to him or another, in a cruel manner. This section does not prohibit bona fide experiments carried on for scientific research or normal accepted veterinary practices.
[Added 10-4-2011 by Ord. No. 62]
A. 
Pursuant to § 943.13(1m)(c)4, Wis. Stats., no person shall enter or remain in any part of a building owned, occupied or controlled by Grant County if Grant County has notified the person not to enter or remain in the building while carrying a firearm or a specific type of firearm.
B. 
The County Chairperson shall cause signs to be created at all entrances to all buildings owned, occupied or under the control of Grant County providing notice that no person is to enter or remain in any such building while carrying a firearm. Such signs shall be five inches by seven inches or larger.
C. 
Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to prohibit a peace officer or armed forces or military personnel armed in the line of duty or any person duly authorized by the Grant County Sheriff to possess a firearm in any public building. Notwithstanding § 939.22(22), Wis. Stats., for purposes of this subsection, peace officer does not include a commission warden who is not a state-certified commission warden.
D. 
Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the carrying of any firearm or dangerous weapon contrary to § 941.23 or 941.235, Wis. Stats.
[Added 4-16-2013]
No person shall reside at, maintain, lease, own, rent or otherwise occupy any residence, business, dwelling or other building where any of the following nuisances are allowed to occur:
A. 
Such property has generated three or more calls for law enforcement service for nuisance activities on separate days in one month, or six or more calls in a twelve-month period. Nuisance activities are defined as any of the following activities, behaviors or conduct whenever engaged in by property owners, operators, tenants, occupants or persons associated with a property, whether or not a citation or arrest was made for the violation:
(1) 
An act of harassment, as defined in § 947.013, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
Disorderly conduct, as defined in § 947.01, Wis. Stats.
(3) 
Battery, substantial battery or aggravated battery, as defined in § 940.19, Wis. Stats.
(4) 
Indecent conduct, as defined in § 944.20(1), Wis. Stats.
(5) 
Prostitution or keeping a place of prostitution, as defined in § 944.30 and § 944.34, Wis. Stats.
(6) 
Possession, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance or related offenses, as defined in Ch. 961, Wis. Stats.
(7) 
Gambling or other offenses, as defined in § 945.02, Wis. Stats.
(8) 
Illegal discharge of a firearm, as defined in § 941.20, Wis. Stats.
(9) 
Any other offense against public peace and order as defined in this Code of Ordinances.
B. 
Notwithstanding Chapter 125 of the Wisconsin Statutes, allowing a property or place to be used for the purpose of facilitating the consumption of alcohol beverages by underage persons.
[Amended 10-1-1991; 10-4-2011 by Ord. No. 62; 12-18-2012 by Ord. No. 64]
A. 
The District Attorney's office shall be authorized to prosecute any violations of this chapter.
B. 
Any law enforcement officer of Grant County can issue a citation to any person or persons who violate the provisions of this chapter. Any citation issued shall contain the information in § 66.0113, Wis. Stats., except that citations for underage drinking shall contain the information required by § 778.25, Wis. Stats., citations for trespass violations shall contain the information required by § 778.26, Wis. Stats., and citations for littering shall contain the information required by § 345.11, Wis. Stats.
C. 
Each violation of a provision of this chapter shall be subject to a forfeiture not to exceed $500 plus statutory costs.
[Amended 4-16-2013; 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 66]
D. 
Cash deposits, costs, and assessments shall be paid to the Grant County Clerk of Circuit Court. The Clerk shall issue receipts for said payments.
E. 
The term "statutory costs" in this chapter includes but is not limited to the penalty assessment, jail assessment, and the crime laboratories and drug enforcement assessment.
F. 
If the violator is under 14 years of age, the cash deposit to be paid by the child shall not include the penalty assessment, jail assessment or crime laboratories and drug enforcement assessments.
G. 
For violations of § 206-14B(2), if the violator is under 17 years of age on the date of disposition, the violator shall pay a forfeiture of $50 plus statutory costs for a first violation; a forfeiture of not more than $100 for a violation committed within 12 months of one previous violation plus statutory costs; and a forfeiture of not more than $500 plus statutory costs for a violation committed within 12 months of two or more previous violations. The violator can post a cash deposit of $50 plus statutory costs for a first violation; a cash deposit of $100 plus statutory costs for a second violation; and a cash deposit of $500 plus statutory costs for a third or more violation within 12 months.
H. 
For violations of § 206-14B(1), if the violator is under 17 years of age on the date of disposition, the violator shall pay a forfeiture of not less than $250 nor more than $500 for a first violation plus statutory costs; a forfeiture of not less than $300 nor more than $500 for a violation committed within 12 months of one previous violation plus statutory costs; and a forfeiture of $500 for a violation committed within 12 months of two or more previous violations plus statutory costs. The violator can post a cash deposit of $250 for a first violation plus statutory costs; a cash deposit of $300 plus statutory costs for a second violation; and a cash deposit of $500 plus statutory costs for a third or more violations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 22.26(3), Uniform county citation, which immediately followed this section, as amended 10-1-1991, was deleted 12-18-2012 by Ord. No. 64.
[Added 4-7-2020]
A. 
The appropriate County officials, as defined in Wis. Stats. §252.01, are hereby authorized and directed to take such action as is necessary to effectuate the terms of this section.
B. 
All other ordinances and resolutions inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby repealed.
C. 
Whenever a violation of this section is found, the Sheriff, Sheriff's Deputy, or the Public Health Officer or designee may issue a forfeiture citation. The Sheriff or Sheriff's Deputy may investigate criminal violations pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 252 for a criminal violation. Citations issued shall conform to Wis. Stats. §66.0113(1)(b) and as amended from time to time.
D. 
Any person who violates this section is subject to a minimum forfeiture of $250, but the forfeiture shall not exceed $500.