Southwest Neighborhood Quick Contact Info Reference (2 page downloadable pdf)

Click below to be taken to the following resources:

> Police/Safety Information

> Government Information

> Community Development

> Information for Property Owners & Apartment Renters

> Other Useful Links


Police/Safety Information

Madison Police Department’s West Police District
Police Department for Prairie Hills residents.

Request for a Self-Report Form
To request to have a Police Self-Report form sent to your address to report a criminal incident.

Report A Problem: City of Madison
Online problem reporting and service requests for non-emergency issues.

How to Be a Good Witness
Information on what information is useful when calling 9-1-1 or when speaking to a police officer.

Home Security Checklist
A guide to use as you check your home for safety measures.
Crime-mapping online tool for residents to monitor crime in their neighborhoods

Neighborhood Watch Information
How to be an active participant in your neighborhood watch program

Madison Area Crime Stoppers
Community Crime Watch Serving all of Dane County.

West District Newsletters
Monthly newsletter from neighborhood officers that covers recent crimes and neighborhood police activities.

Wisconsin Sex Offender Website
Searchable database of sex offenders.

Phone Numbers:
Emergency (911)
Non-emergency (255-2345)
Abandoned vehicles (266-4624)
Stray animals (267-1989) or (255-2345)
Snow Emergency Hotline (261-9111)

Government Information

Neighborhood Profile Page at City of Madison Website
Current listing and links to Alderpersons, Dane County Supervisor, State Representative and State Senator.

Who Is My Elected Official?
Just put in your address and the City of Madison will tell you your local elected officials, as well as information on your ward, district, etc.

Where do I go to Vote?
Put in your address here and the City of Madison will give you your polling place.

Contact Your Elected Officials
Contact information for key elected officials, including the President’s office, US Senators, US Representatives, and more.

“The ‘Dirty Little Secret’ Of Politics”
Great Wisconsin State Journal article about how writing a letter or making a phone call can really make a difference. Also, includes contact information for city, county, state and federal government offices…and Madison school officials.

Contacting Your Legislators: A Handbook
Good information on the hows and whys of contacting your elected officials to make an impact (the focus is on lobbying, but still useful).

Tips for Writing or Calling your Elected Officials
Useful information from Madison’s YWCA.

Project Vote Smart
Abundant, accurate, unbiased and relevant information on current elected officials and candidates in elections.
Link to site with contact information for county offices

Community Development

Southwest Neighborhood Plan
City of Madison neighborhood planning initiative for Prairie Hills area.

City of Madison Community Block Grant Program
Madison department that funds programs and projects to improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income people and neighborhoods.

Community and Social Services in Madison
Many helpful links from the Madison Public Library.

United Way of Dane County
Information on local volunteer opportunities and more.

Information for Property Owners & Apartment Renters

City of Madison’s Assessor’s Office
Type in an address or name to find property owners.

Pothole Patrol
An easy way to report potholes to the City of Madison.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA)
Use the search tool to perform a simple criminal background check.

Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin
Great resource for landlords – perform 24-hour online credit reports, local ordinance information and more.

Tenant Resource Center
Tenant Resource Center (TRC) offers free counseling for tenants and landlords interested in learning more about their rental rights and responsibilities. Lots of good information on their website.

Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities in Madison
Information on what every tenant should know before and during renting an apartment.

Landlord Help
Resources for Landlords from the Madison Landlord Council.

City of Madison Homeownership Assistance Programs
Funds and programs available for home buyers, current homeowners, and developers of housing.

Housing/Real Estate Links
Links from the Madison Public Library to websites for home buying, apartments for rent, and more.

Building Inspection
City of Madison resource for anything building related. Also, information for renters and landlords.

Relocation Guide
New to the area? This page at the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has links and information to help facilitate your move.

Other Useful Links

Madison Information
Links to almost everything from the Madison Public Library. Bookmark that page.

Streets & Recycling
Information on garbage pickup, recycling, etc.

Metro Transit System
Information on Madison’s public transportation system.

Meadowridge Library
Neighborhood library information.

Madison Freecycle
Local internet group to find a home for your unwanted furniture, clothing, building materials, computers, and all those other things that clutter our lives. Users can post items…and take free items!

Madison craigslist
Online classifieds. Free and local.

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