134 - Trespass on Business Parking Lots - Milltown

Ordinance #134
Streets & Alleys
Trespass on Business Parking Lots - Village of Milltown


(a) Definition. A "business parking lot" is defined as any privately owned parking lot adjacent to any store, office building, commercial building or industrial building, for the convenience of employees and customers or patrons or for the storage of items for sale by the business.

(b) Trespassing After Hours. No person shall enter or remain on any business parking lot at any time that staying or entering the lot is prohibited by the owner, as shown by a sign(s) at the business parking lot.

(c) Signs. The prohibition set forth in this Section shall be in effect at any business parking lot where the owner or person lawfully in charge has posted a sign or signs clearly stating the prohibition and the times thereof. Each sign must contain substantially the following language: No Trespassing Between _____ a.m./p.m. and _____ a.m./P.M.

(d) Exceptions. The following uses of a business parking lot shall not be violations of this Section:

(1) Temporary entrance to a business parking lot in an emergency or to avoid

an accident.

(2) Entrance by a police officer(s) in the course of duty.

(3) Entrance by fire, ambulance, and other emergency personnel and equipment in the course of duty.

(4) Entrance by an owner, tenant, or employee of any owner or tenant of any establishment served by the business parking lot.

(5) Entrance by any Village inspector in the course of duty,

(6) Entrance by any person for purposes of making a delivery or deposit or retrieving personal property of such person, provided that permission for such entrance has been previously granted by the owner.

(e) Penalty. Any person violating any provisions of this Section is subject to the general penalty in Section 1-1-6 of this Code of Ordinances,

State Law Reference: Sec. 943.13(e), Wis. Stats.


In addition to the general penalty of this Code in. Section1-1-6 or any other penalty imposed for violation of any Section of this Chapter, any person who shall cause physical damage to or destroy any public property shall be liable for the cost of replacing or repairing such damaged or destroyed property. The parent or parents of any unemancipated minor child who violates Section 11-3-1 may also be held liable for the cost of replacing or repairing such damaged or destroyed property in accordance with the Wisconsin Statutes. Nothing in this Code of Ordinances shall prevent the Police Department from referring violations of the provisions of this Title to the District Attorney's office in the interest of justice.