Town of Clearfield
Important Information–Please Retain
Emergencies.Dial 911. Give the township name, then your name, road name and fire number.
911 Emergency List.For complete fire, ambulance and police protection, contact the 911 Coordinator, Deb Slye, at (608) 547-2739 with any changes to your name, address or phone number so it can be relayed to the 911 Dispatch Office. This includes rental property.
Town Website.Town of Clearfield maintains a website; it can be found at www.TownOfClearfield.com. There is general town information, election and meeting notices, meeting minutes, ordinances, permit information, etc.
Town Notices.All meeting and election notices, resolutions, and ordinances are posted at the following sites: Clearfield Pub & Grille, N7405 State Road 80 ; Cedar Springs, N7001 State Road 58; and Town Hall, N8111 8th Avenue. This information also can be found on the Town’s website at www.TownOfClearfield.com.
Zoning.Town of Clearfield is zoned; building permits are required. The zoning ordinance and zoning map are available at the Town’s website for free or by contacting the Town Clerk (there is a charge for a paper copy).
Subdivision and Building Ordinance. No buildings, structures or dwellings may be erected, placed upon land, converted, enlarged or structurally altered without a permit. If you plan to move a mobile home onto your property, build a home or accessory building, or remodel, you must first obtain a building permit. Contact the Town Clerk at N8856 State Road 80, New Lisbon, WI 53950 or call (608) 547-3543 or email at [email protected], at least one month before you plan to start your building project. Building inspections are required. Note: Permit and inspection fees are doubled if you start your building project without first obtaining a permit.
Trash Burning Regulations. You must obtain a Burn Permit before burning in trash barrels, brush piles, etc., and may only burn between 6:00pm and midnight Monday through Saturday. You can obtain a burn permit on-line through the DNR at http://dnr.wi.gov/burnpermits. You are responsible for any fire that gets out of control and you will be fined by the DNR.
Voting Residents. Clearfield election polls are open from 7:00am–8:00pm. Elections are held at the Clearfield Town Hall, N8111 8th Ave. Notices are published in The Juneau County Star Times before election and posted at Town Hall, Cedar Springs, and Clearfield Pub & Grille. Town Hall is handicapped accessible. Absentee voting is possible by contacting the Clerk at 547-3543. All residents entitled to vote in the Town of Clearfield must be a registered voter. Contact the Clerk to register to vote or you can do it online. Additional information can be found at My Vote Wisconsin https://myvote.wi.gov/.
Mailbox Policy. If the snowplow actually hits the post or the box and knocks it down, the Town Road Man will put it back up the best he can (temporarily if the ground is frozen). The Town is not responsible for replacement if flying snow hits the box and it is knocked over. The box and pole need to be sturdy enough to withstand a blow to the box or pole. If the pole is rotten, it will be easily knocked over. Please check the condition of your mailbox and pole before winter.
Right-of-Way. The Town clears the right-of-way on all Town roads. The right-of-way is 33 feet from the center of the road; this area must be cleared for the safety of the motoring public. The wood that is left behind belongs to the landowner. The landowner’s permission must be obtained if you would like to cut and haul this wood. Contact one of your elected officials if you have any questions or concerns. For your safety as well as that of our Road Man, please slow down in work areas. It is greatly appreciated.
Board Meetings. Regular monthly Board Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at Town Hall, N8111 8th Ave. Meeting notices and minutes are posted at Town Hall, Clearfield Pub & Grille and Cedar Springs as well as on the Town website.
Wisconsin Lottery & Gaming Credit. The Lottery and Gaming Credit will only be extended to property used as a Wisconsin owner’s primary residence. If you are a new landowner and use the property for your primary residence as of January 1 of the present year, you must sign a Lottery Credit Card to qualify for the Lottery Credit. If you have not received a card from the Juneau County Treasurer, contact the Town Treasurer at (608) 547-2739.
First Dollar Credit. First Dollar Credit applies to real estate with improvements only tax bills. This includes business, commercial, and private property. Unlike other credits, a portion of the credit will be applied towards each installment. The credit should show up automatically on all real estate tax bills with an “assessed value improvement” amount.
Camper Registration. According to Ordinance 22 Camping, a camping permit must be obtained from the Town Clerk before camping activities begin. There is no charge for this camping permit. Camping Permits are to be renewed yearly. Camping is permitted between April 1 and December 1 of a calendar year. Contact the Clerk at N8856 State Road 80, New Lisbon WI 53950, phone (608) 547-3543 or via email at [email protected].
Property Tax and Dog License Collection
If you no longer own the property described on the tax bill, it is your responsibility to forward it to the new owner immediately.
The 2020 Property Tax Year Collection, the Town of Clearfield
Will be collecting property taxes and dog licenses by MAIL ONLY.
- Absolutely NO putting mail in the Treasurers personal Mail Box.
- There will be NO appointments made.
- MAIL ONLY — NO EXCEPTIONS.
- First installment is due on or before January 31, 2021, payable to Town of Clearfield. Mail to Town of Clearfield Treasurer, N8139 State Road 80, New Lisbon, WI 53950.
- Second installment is due on or before July 31, 2021, payable to Juneau County Treasurer, 220 E State Street, Mauston, WI 53948. Do not send the second payment to Town of Clearfield Treasurer.
- All personal property taxes, private forest crop, managed forestlands, and special charges are to be paid in full on or before January 31, 2021.
- Real estate taxes of $99.00 or less per parcel must be paid in full by January 31, 2021.
- Dog license payment is due by April 1, 2021 to avoid any late charges or penalties.
- Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your tax remittance if you wish to have your tax receipt, dog license, and/or copy of the tax list mailed back to you. Be sure to specify what information you want. There is a $2.50 charge for a paper copy of the tax list; it is also available for free on-line.
- Refunds for taxes paid by escrow account checks will be identified and included in the next scheduled payments made under Wisconsin Statute 66.042. This would be the next regular monthly Board Meeting; these are held the third Wednesday of each month. Refund checks must have Board approval before they can be issued. Refunds under $1.00 will not be made.
- No Cash Payments Please! Personal Checks, Cashier’s Checks or Money Orders Only!
- Any further questions please feel free to contact the Treasurer, Deb Slye, at (608) 547-2739. Address: Town of Clearfield, N8139 State Road 80, New Lisbon WI 53950.
Notice to Dog Owners Living in the Town of Clearfield
All dogs, 5 months of age or older, must be immunized against rabies and licensed annually before April 1 of each year. If a dog owner fails to license their dog before April 1, a late fee of $15.00 per dog will be assessed. Proof of a Rabies Vaccination Certificate is required by the State before a license can be issued. Mail the Rabies Vaccination Certificate when licensing your dog as it contains all the necessary information needed to issue a license. Most taxpayers license their dogs at the time they pay their tax bill. Dog licenses for new dogs can be purchased from the Town Treasurer any time during the year. Contact the Treasurer at 547-2739 for any questions you may have. Individual dog license fees are:
$12.00 each for male or female
$15.00 each if the dog is neutered or spayed
Town of Clearfield has an Animal Ordinance and issues citations to persons not complying with Ordinance #5 Animal Controlling and Licensing. Not licensing your dog may result in a substantial fine. It is against the law to allow your dog and other animals to run at large.
No notices will be mailed for a reminder for licensing your dog. This is to be done every year by April 1st. Failure to license your dog may result in a substantial fine and late fee's.
Recycling. The official recycling drop-off center is the Juneau County Landfill, W7611 Ceylon Rd, New Lisbon just off County Hwy B, 608-562-5233.
Hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00am—3:30pm and Saturday from 8:00am—12:00pm. Closed to the public on Tuesday and Friday.
These guidelines must be followed:
Prohibited Items: liquids; hazardous waste; friable asbestos; ammunition explosives; medical and radioactive waste; brush/tree branches, dead animal carcasses and asphalt shingles.
The following must be recycled (can be comingled):
- The following can be recycled at no cost:
- Glass: Anything made entirely of glass, cleaned, labels removed
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Aluminum: cans only; siding in metal pile
- Paper: all non-corrugated paper
- Plastics: milk, soda, soap bottles only (anything with recycle triangle 1-7); no tarps, tools, trays, or toys
- Tin cans rinsed clean
The following items can be dropped off at various drop off areas near the office: (ask for assistance if needed).
Batteries, crankcase oil, anti-freeze, microwaves, metal or aluminum roofing, scrap metal, compost (grass clippings, leaves, household)
- The following items can be dropped off near the office for an extra charge:
- $20.00 fee: refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers
- $15.00 fee: computer monitors, televisions - (40 lbs. or less), starter ballasts, capacitors
- $0.35 fee per pound: tv's over 40 pounds
- $5.00 fee: microwaves
- $.15 per pound: tires
- $1.00 each: fluorescent bulbs
- $15.00 each: all mattresses - crib, futon, double, queen, king mattress or box spring
- Landfill Rates:$85.00/ton or $10.00 minimum
- Acceptable items for landfill disposal: common household trash; various other household items; furniture.
If you see anyone littering town roads, check for the license number and type of vehicle and report it to any Town Official. Persons found guilty of littering receive substantial fines.
Juneau County Public Peace & Good Order Ordinance. In September 2002, Juneau County Board of Supervisors updated several ordinances, including Chapter 9.06 Minimum Standards for Unlicensed Junk Accumulations. If you would like to file a complaint against a suspect property, please contact a Town Official to fill out a complaint form. Complaints can be filed anonymously. The situation will be investigated and addressed at the Town level, if possible. If resolution is unable to be made at the Town level, the complaint will be turned over to the County for handling.
Fire Numbers Please keep fire numbers clear from tall grass and tree so that the emergency responders can find your place without difficulty. Please keep fire numbers where the town places them.
New for 2018. The Town of Clearfield requires a driveway permit for all new and any altering of existing driveways in the Town. For the permit application please contact the town clerk. Cindy Suzda at N8856 State Road 80, New Lisbon, Wi 53950. Phone number 608-547-3543. [email protected]