The Village of Kohler is a community of friendly people, charming homes, and diverse cultural and recreational amenities. The dream of developing Kohler Village as a garden/industrial community was conceived by Walter J. Kohler. Walter worked with the prominent landscape design firm Olmsted Bros. to develop one of the nation's first and finest planned communities. Noted landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, designed New York's Central Park and the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.




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A depiction of life in 1933 as remembered by the artist. New printing! Unframed 18"x24" prints available at Village Hall. $30 cash or check only + $10 first class shipping to US addresses Send order to: 319 Highland Dr., Kohler WI 53044 (920) 459-3873 At the request of the artist's family, any profist from the sale of this print will be given to the Waelderhaus.

"Kohler Village Remembers"
There are a limited supply of Centennial books still available for purchase. Books can be purchased at Village Hall for $40, cash or check only. Books can also be shipped for an additional charge of $5. For more information, please contact the Clerk-Treasurer's Office.

Government News & Notices

Brush Pick Up

11th October 2016

On Tuesdays the Village crew picks up brush and tree branches that can be run through a chipper. The material must be in 4-foot lengths, maximum of 6-inch diameter and piled neatly at the curb. No thorny material or material with root balls is allowed. Thorny material, root balls and all loose material must go in the yard waste cart. Brush pick up will end on November 8th.

Fall Yard Waste

11th October 2016

Yard waste must be put into the carts with the green lid. On October 25th and November 1st, yard waste may be put into additional containers after the cart is full for these two special pick up weeks only.

Leaf Collection

11th October 2016

Leaf collection will start on October 3rd and continue until December 2nd. Leaves should be raked in the street along the curb in 3-foot wide rows. No grass clippings, sticks or other garden debris is allowed. The Public Works Department follows a schedule for leaf collection. Each week, the collection starts on the south end of the Village where the trees are more mature and produce more leaves. The route continues to the west and north sections of the Village. During the last part of October and early part of November we may only be able to get through the Village once a week due to the heavy leaf fall. If you have any questions regarding leaf collection, you can contact the Department of Public Works at 920-459-3881 or

Absentee Voting for General Election

6th October 2016

Absentee voting is available for Village of Kohler residents in the Clerk's Office now through Friday, November 4. During in-person absentee voting, voters must present photo ID just like on Election Day. Absentee voting by mail is available now through Thursday, November 3. When voters request an absentee ballot by mail, they must include a photocopy of their photo ID with the request, or the ballot cannot be mailed. Voters who are "indefinitely confined" because of age, illness, infirmity or disability, and who select this option when requesting their ballot, do not need to provide a photo ID when voting by mail. Active members of the U.S. Armed Services who are away from home are also exempt from the photo ID requirement when voting by mail. Applications for absentee ballots can be made online at (remember to attach a copy of your photo ID) or at the Clerk's Office during regular office hours, Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm.

WI Voter Photo ID

6th October 2016

Plan now to make sure you have acceptable photo ID to vote. Most voters already have one of the types of photo ID required to vote. On Election Day, voters must provide one of the following photo IDs before they can cast a ballot. The following IDs are still valid if expired if they expired since November 4, 2014:
  • Wisconsin Driver License
  • Wisconsin State ID Card
  • Military ID Card
  • U.S. Passport Book or Card.
The following forms of photo ID are also acceptable:
  • A Certificate of Naturalization, within 2 years of issuance
  • Driver License Receipt issued by the WI DOT, within 45 days of issuance
  • ID issued by a federally recognized Wisconsin Indian Tribe (can still be used if expired)
  • Veterans Affairs ID Card (must be unexpired or have no expiration)
  • A photo ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college along with an enrollment verification document. The card must show the voter's name, signature, photo, the date the card was issued, and the date the card expires. The issued date cannot be more than 2 years from the expiration date. The card may still be used to vote even if it is expired.
An acceptable photo ID is not required to include a current address. If you do not have a valid WI Driver's License or WI State ID you can receive a free WI State ID from the local DMV if you specifically request a free ID for voting purposes. Please contact the local DMV for more information.

Voters Urged to Check Their Registration Now for November General Election

6th October 2016

With the election just weeks away, local voters are urged to make sure they are properly registered for the November 8 General Election. It takes just a few minutes to go online to the state's website. You can make sure you are registered to vote at your current address, and know where to go on Election Day. If you are not registered or you need to update your name or address, you can start the process online. Wednesday, October 19 is the deadline to register to vote by mail, including the voter registration form on MyVote Wisconsin. All mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by October 19. Starting on October 20, all voter registrations must be in the clerk's office or at the polling place on Election Day. Every voter registration must be accompanied by a document for proof of residence. This can be a driver license or state ID with a current address, a recent utility bill or bank statement, or a lease or property tax bill. A complete list of proof-of-residence documents is available online:  

Cross Connection Control (Backflow) Program

25th August 2016

The Village of Kohler is required to move forward with a cross connection control program. WDNR Regulations require every water supplier develop and implement a comprehensive cross connection control program. The contractor hired to oversee Kohler's backflow program is Aqua Backflow, a nationally recognized firm located in Elgin, Illinois. Aqua Backflow can be reached at 847-742-2296 with any questions. Your Village of Kohler contact, Brett Edgerle, can be reached at 920-459-3881. All water customers will be contacted by Aqua Backflow at some point over the next few months to perform a site survey. Inspectors will be surveying your property to be sure that your water systems are protected from existing or potential cross connections.
Community Events


10th October 2016

Trick or Treat in the Village of Kohler will be Monday, October 31st from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
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