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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.
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 State of Wisconsin or local ordinance. Violations are subject to a citation.
If the Fire Department is called to respond, the fire must be extinguished.
Smoke blowing onto a neighbor’s property. If a neighbor finds 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 conditions before you start a fire.
Town of Oshkosh residents that plan to burn a large controlled fire that is out of the ordinary, the person should contact the Winnebago County Sheriff Office's non-emergency phone to alert them when you begin the fire. Call the Sheriff Office back when the fire has been extinguished. This process will avoid unnecessary fire reported calls.
Sheriff’s non-emergency number to call is 920-236-7300.
Civic Duty Opportunities
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.
Election inspectors are exempt from FICA withholdings up to $1400 gross wage per calendar year.
Complete the VFD Membership Application form and submit to the Fire Chief or First Responder Coordinator.
Curbside Recycle and Garbage Pick-up
No, residents supply their own trash bags and/or containers.
Visit the Garbage and Recycle page for more information.
Mondays. Garbage is weekly. 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.
Mondays. Alternating co-mingle (glass, metal, plastic) one week and paper and cardboard the following week. Please refer to the recycle calendar for exact dates.
Co-mingle your glass, tin, metal, and plastics into a see-through plastic bag. Paper products should be combined into a paper grocery bag or corrugated box. Cardboard should be separated on its own and placed into a paper bag or corrugated box.
Our town follows the same date and time that the City of Oshkosh decides upon.
Pick-up day is usually pushed to the next day. Only on major Federal holidays does the contracted hauler not pick up. It is best to print or bookmark the yearly recycling calendar available on this website.
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
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
All emergencies, dial 911. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department covers the Town of Oshkosh area. For non-emergency inquiries and reporting please call 920-236-7300.
If you have information that could help solve a crime call: 920-231-TIPS (8477) Or text: IGOTYA & your text to CRIMES (274637) Or submit an anonymous tip online: www.tipsubmit.com
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. Register at web address: winnebagocountywi.mystateusa.com
Citizens can submit tip to Winnebago County Crime Stoppers 3 anonymous ways.
- 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.
Pedestrians and Roads
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 who may be useful to residents in an attempt to locate their own stakes. Ultimately it may be necessary to hire a licensed Surveyor to legally re-establish the location of property lines.
Report a Hazard or Complaint
Stray Animals & Animal Licensing
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.
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 when the tax bills are mailed and available through January 31st.
After the 31st of January, the tax collection moves to the Winnebago County Treasurer office and must be mailed or delivered to Winnebago County.
Winnebago County Treasurer
PO Box 2808
Oshkosh WI 54903-2808
or in-person at:
112 Otter Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Town Hall Rental
No. Renting the town hall is only available to town of Oshkosh property owners. No exceptions.
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.