The Village of Bellevue currently has an ordinance in place aimed at protecting the health and safety of children in the Village from the risk that sexual offenders convicted of an offense against a child may re-offend in locations close to where children congregate. It is not the intent of the ordinance to impose a criminal penalty, but rather to serve the Village's interest to promote, protect and improve the health, safety and welfare of the children of the Village by prohibiting convicted sexual offenders from residing, loitering or being present in specified areas around locations where children regularly congregate.
The Village Board approved the repealing and recreation Chapter 373, Sex Offenders, on January 28, 2015. The new ordinance that was approved therefore replaced the old ordinance which is shown on the Municipal Code page of the Village website. Ordinance O-2015-03 should be referenced for all current regulations in effect regarding Sex Offenders in the Village.
As part of Municipal Code Chapter 373, two official maps are maintained by the Village, showing Restricted Zones and Residency Restrictions. The Village Board may update these maps as necessary to reflect changes. Maps are available at the Village office or by downloading the following links:
- Sex Offender Residency Restriction Map (January 2015)
- Sex Offender Restricted Zone Map (January 2015)
Any questions regarding Village's ordinance should be directed to the Village Administrator or the Brown County Sheriff's Office. For more information on Wisconsin Statutes and restrictions of sexual offenders, please visit the State of Wisconsin's Sexual Offenders Registry website at: http://www.wi-doc.com/offender.htm