New Resident Page


Welcome to Monona! This page is designed as a resource guide for new residents, to help you learn everything you need to know about living in Monona. Whether you want to know what community events are happening, how to pay utility bills, or what sustainability initiatives you can take advantage of, all the information you’ll need lives on this page. 

Government Services

Below are listed some of the most common government services new residents might want to know about. If you are looking for other  government services and processes, check out the I Want To... page for a more extensive list of services, permits, and programs.

You can sign up for email or text notifications about community news, events, alerts, etc. on our Notify Me page. There is also a community-wide newsletter that we publish twice a year. To see the most recent newsletter, please click here

For more information on Monona’s City Council and their responsibilities, please visit the City Council page.

  1. Sustainability
  2. Utilities
  3. Pet Licenses
  4. Trash & Recycling
  5. Voting
  6. Building Permits
  7. Taxes

Monona is on the clean energy!

In March 2019, the City passed a 100% Clean Energy and Resiliency Resolution. Our community is committed to increasing our energy efficiency and investing in renewable energy to meet our collective needs. 

 If you’re interested in learning more about the City’s sustainability plans and priorities, take a look at the Monona Sustainability Plan and the 100% Clean Energy Resolution.

Clean Energy Campaign Insert JPEGEnergy Efficiency and Renewables

There are various programs available for Monona residents who want to reduce their energy use. The state-run Focus on Energy program provides services like appliance recycling, home assessments and free energy saving packs for Wisconsin residents. 

Monona is part of the MadiSUN program, organized by RENEW WI, which is a solar group by program. The program uses the collective buying power of participating households to get great deals on rooftop solar. 

The City runs the Renew Monona Loan Program, which provides low interest loans to residents who are making substantial improvements to their home that enhance it’s efficiency. You can find the loan application and types of qualifying projects on the program page. 

Recycling Reduce Reuse Recycle

The City of Monona encourages its residents to recycle properly. Advanced Disposal collects recycling in Monona, and have compiled a list of acceptable recycling items. You can also check out the Monona Recyclopedia for more recycling guidelines. 

To recycle items that aren’t collected by Advanced Disposal, check out companies like TerraCycle and Reynolds Urethane Recycling. For a more complete list of where to take difficult to recycle items, click here (insert link to educational material from Spring Clean event). 

Stormwater Mgt_Yard Sign green top onlyLandscaping and Lakes

To help keep Lake Monona clean, free of algae blooms and open for recreation, sign up for our Adopt a Storm Drain program! 

If you’re planning on landscaping your lawn, consider using native plants or installing a rain garden, which have lower environmental impacts than a typical sodded lawn. You can learn more on our sustainable land use page.

MononMGHSa Schools

Monona Grove School District is the public school district that serves students in Monona and Cottage Grove. The MGSD website is full of useful information for students and families alike. 

Other schools located in Monona include the Nuestro Mundo, a dual-language charter school, and Immaculate Heart of Mary, a private Catholic school.  

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