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Building and Improvements to Properties
Contact Jim Erdman at 920-233-3618. Erdman issues the culvert permits. Culvert permits are $300. The proper type and size of culvert to installed will be determined.
Winnebago County Highway Department sets all culverts for proper drainage.
The property owner is responsible for the cost of the culvert and install labor. The initial permit fee amount will be deducted against the total cost of the project.
Carol Kaufmann is the Zoning Administrator. Call 920-216-4668 for information or schedule an appointment.
Visit the Zoning page for further information.
Marty Johnson is the building inspector and issues the permits. Call 920-410-6756 for information or to schedule an appointment.
Visit the Building Inspection page to view all building inspection information.
Yes. The town road right-of-way cannot be covered with concrete. The driveway apron in road right-of-way must be either asphalt or gravel.
If you have questions about this process please call the Town Chairperson Jim Erdman at 920-233-3618.
The property owner will be responsible for the cost of concrete removal.
Contact the personnel directly in the Sanitary District for your area.
The answer is no.
- Do not fill with dirt, grass or yard waste.
- Not not dig a ditch deeper.
- No landscaping, plants, stones, concrete, or structures are allowed.
The Town road right-of-way includes the road pavement, shoulder, ditch and land to your lot stake, survey monuments.
Know your own lot lines.
If you think the ditching should be changed or modified, please call the chairperson or supervisor.
It is required for property owner or company doing the filling to obtain a fill permit before any filling can begin. The fill permit requires town board approval.
Questions about filling should be directed to the town chairperson or supervisors.
This is to avoid water drainage problems with neighboring properties and to keep the grade consistent in the area.
Burning - Brush
No, but you are ultimately responsible for any nuisance or illegal burning in accordance to the State of Wisconsin and local ordinances. Violations are subject to a citation.
If the Fire Department is called to respond, the fire department must extinguish the fire.
If it is a large burn, you should call the Winnebago County Sheriff (Fire Non-Emergency) at 920-236-5240 when you begin the controlled fire and call back the same phone number when the fire has been extinguished. This is to avoid any unnecessary fire calls.
Smoke blowing onto a neighbor's property. If a neighbor determines the smoke from a burn is an annoyance, the fire department could be asked to extinguish the fire at the expense of the person/property owner starting the fire.
Consider the direction of the wind and weather, and other conditions before you start a controlled fire.
Only untreated wood, brush, and leaves are allowable to burn.
Town of Oshkosh residents that plan to burn a large controlled fire, the person should contact the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office non-emergency phone 920-236-7300 to alert them when you begin the fire. When the fire has been extinguished, call the Sheriff's Office back to let them know. This process will avoid unnecessary fire-reported calls/runs.
Winnebago County Sheriff (Fire Non-Emergency) at 920-236-7300.
Civic Duty Opportunities
Please complete the application form and submit to the Town Clerk.
Training and working the polls positions are paid at $12/hour.
More information about being a poll worker/Election inspector can be found at the State website.
Please complete the Civic Duty Application form and submit to the Town Clerk.
Citizen boards are:
Planning & Zoning Commission
Board of Appeals
Island View Sanitary District Commissioner
Sunset Sanitary District Commissioner
Edgewood Shangri-La Sanitary District Commissioner
Curbside Recycle and Garbage Pick-up
PLEASE REFER TO THE TOWN'S LATEST NEW POST FOR CHANGES TO THE PICKUP SERVICE. LINK BELOW.
Garbage and Recyclables are weekly. Co-Mingle and Paper/Cardboard recycling can be placed together and all should be placed in a separate container. The hauler is asking to have the recyclables loose, not bagged. The plastic bags causes problems with the recycling sorter.
Please have the garbage and recyclables out at the roadside/street by 6:00 a.m.
The exception is if there is a national Federal holiday and pickup is likely the following day. Please refer to the recycle calendar for the exact dates.
Glass, tin, metal and plastics are to place loose in a container, not bagged.
You may use a plastic tote or another type of lightweight container.
Not allowable items for trash pick-up. Click on DNR brochure
Banned Items from Landfills and Incinerators 2013
Learn more of where to bring and dispose of non-allowable landfill items.
Answers are found on the Elections page.
Our town follows the same date and time that the City of Oshkosh decides upon.
Curbside pickup day is usually pushed to the next day. This is only on major Federal holidays that would fall on a Monday when the pickup is the next day. Please refer to your recycling calendar.
Link to: Garbage and Recycle website page
Winnebago County Housing Authority
600 Merritt Ave, Oshkosh WI
Winnebago County Health Department
File a Winnebago County Environmental Health Complaint Form online:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
State of Wisconsin-Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
Consumer Protection Hotline
Email: [email protected]
Fair Housing Council (Private Non-For-Profit Organization)
Fair Housing Center of Northeast Wisconsin - A satellite office of MMFHC 4650 W Spencer Street Appleton, WI 54914 - 920-560-4620
toll-free statewide complaint line: 1-877-647-FAIR (3247)
Tenant Resource Center- Madison
Rental Rights Questions
(Toll-Free, outside of Dane County): (877) 238-RENT (7368)
800-236-1128 (toll free)
855-947-2529 (new caller/intake)
404 North Main Street, Suite 702, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Law Enforcement | Medical Emergency
For all emergencies, dial 911. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department covers the Town of Oshkosh area. For non-emergency inquiries or to report an incident, please call 920-236-7300.
If you have information that could help solve a crime and submit a tip anonymously, visit the Winnebago County Crime Stopper website
Emergency Alerts. Get Notified by Cell Phone or Email. Register your cell phone or email address to get emergency alerts; a program implemented by Winnebago County Emergency Management and Sheriff's Office. For more information click this link (Emergency Management)
Citizens can submit tip to Winnebago County Crime Stoppers 3 anonymous ways.
Winnebago County Crimestopper website
- Search for the P3 App on your phone and download. It is free to sign-up. You will be able to submit pictures or video anonymously.
- Phone tips can be submitted by calling 920-231-TIPS (8477).
- Online submission is available through the Winnebago Crime Stoppers Form
When a person contacts Crime Stoppers through the anonymous tip line or website, and the information leads to an arrest, they become eligible for a CASH reward up to $1,000 Dollars. The 24 hour, 7 days a week Crime Stopper telephone maintains a caller's anonymity by assigning a secret code number which is used in the subsequent CASH reward.
Gold Cross Ambulance covers the Town of Oshkosh.
When a medical emergency is called, you will likely see our trained First Responders first that will assess the situation and assist the paramedics.
Pedestrians and Roads
State of Wisconsin Statute 346.28
Pedestrians to walk on left side of highway; drivers to yield on sidewalks.
(1) Any pedestrian traveling along and upon a highway other than upon a sidewalk shall travel on and along the left side of the highway and upon meeting a vehicle shall, if practicable, move to the extreme outer limit of the traveled portion of the highway.
Property Information and Assessment
The town contracts with Action Appraisers & Consultants to retain, update and maintain all property assessment records.
Refer to the Property Assessment page for more information.
Unfortunately, the Town of Oshkosh cannot legally survey or otherwise establish the location of property markers for property owners. The property owner is responsible for preserving and/or documenting the location of their property stakes. Maps and aerial photos are available at Winnebago County GIS or contact the Winnebago County Property Lister which may be useful tools to get an idea of where lot lines are.
Because lot lines are a legal matter, it may be necessary to hire a licensed Surveyor to legally establish or re-establish the exact location of property lines.
The Oshkosh Area School District and the Winneconne Community School District are both in the Town of Oshkosh.
Another way to check to see what school district your address is located in is to search for your property on the Winnebago County website.
Report a Hazard or Complaint
Stray Animals & Animal Licensing
Contact the town board of supervisors to report stray animals.
1st - Supervisor William Demler, 920-479-0770
2nd - Supervisor Matt Merten, 920-410-2206 or
3rd - Chairperson Jim Erdman, 920-233-3618
This service is for Town of Oshkosh residents ONLY! No phone calls before 6am and after 9pm.
Animals found and captured are brought to the Neenah Animal Shelter, 920-722-9544.
If you live in the City of Oshkosh, you should call the City of Oshkosh police or the Oshkosh Area Humane Shelter.
- City of Oshkosh Police non-emergency phone is 920-236-5700.
- Oshkosh Area Humane Shelter phone is 920-424-2128.
The town contracts with the Neenah Animal Shelter.
951 County Rd G, Neenah, WI 54956
Neenah Animal Shelter website
Send application to:
Town Treasurer Laura Hunt
4749 Plummers Pt. Rd.
Oshkosh WI 54904
Fees and instructions are listed on form below. Payable by check to Town of Oshkosh.
Three. Four or more would require a kennel licence. Questions regarding a kennel license should be directed to Town Treasurer Laura Hunt, 920-385-6866.
Town Treasurer Laura Hunt.
4749 PLUMMERS POINT ROAD
OSHKOSH WI 54904-7001
It is advisable to include the property address and/or parcel number to properly apply the payment.
Real Estate and Personal Property taxes are paid to the town treasurer from the point of when the tax bills are printed and mailed through January 31st.
After the 31st of January, the tax payments are collected by Winnebago County Treasurer's office and must be mailed or delivered to Winnebago County, Treasurer Dept.
Winnebago County Treasurer
PO Box 2808
Oshkosh WI 54903-2808
or in-person at:
112 Otter Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901
or online payment (there is a convenience fee charged above the amount owed)
Link to Winnebago County's Treasurer Office online payment resource.
Yes, it is posted on the Winnebago County website.
Viewing is available after tax bills have been printed.
For current-year ownership information and current payoff information click here.,
Search Tip: Use minimal words or numbers to search for your property.
Town Hall Rental
No. Renting the town hall is only available to town of Oshkosh property owners. No exceptions.
Yes. Go to the calendar on this website. Confirmation for reservation must still be made with the town clerk.
Go to the town hall rental page.
Wood Chip Operations
- April through October, every Saturday, only between the times of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. branches may be brought and dropped off.
- Size requirement: 3" in diameter or smaller and no shorter than 3' in length
- Wood chips may be hauled away during regular wood chip hours on Saturday.
- This service is restricted to Town of Oshkosh property owners only.
Questions about this service should be directed to town board members, Chair Jim Erdman, Supervisor Gerald Frey, or Supervisor Matt Merten.