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Building and Improvements to Properties
Contact Jim Erdman at 920-233-3618. Jim Erdman issues culvert permits. Culvert permits are $300. Jim Erdman will determine the proper type and size of culvert to installed.
Winnebago County Highway Department properly sets all culverts for proper drainage.
Property owner may be subject and responsible for the cost of the culvert and labor to install culvert. The permit fee will be applied towards the total cost.
Carol Kaufmann is the zoning administrator. Call 920-216-4668 for information or make an appointment.
Dave Frank is the building inspector and issues the permits. Call 920-233-1999 for information or to make an appointment.
Yes. The town road right-of-way cannot be concrete. It must be either asphalt or gravel, no exceptions. If you need to find out where the road right-of-way begins and ends, call Gerald Frey at 920-379-5873. He will instruct you where the concrete driveway must end.
Property owner will be responsible for the cost of concrete removal that is in violation.
Contact the personnel in Sanitary District for your area directly.
Burning - Brush
No, but you are ultimately responsible for any nuisance or illegal burning and could be subject to a citation.
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 your expense.
We ask that you consider the direction of the wind and weather condition before you start a fire.
Only untreated wood, brush, and leaves.
People that want to burn a large 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 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 containers.
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 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
In any emergency, 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.
Gold Cross Ambulance covers the Town of Oshkosh.
When an medical emergency is called-in, you will likely see our trained First Responders first to assess the situation and assist the paramedics.
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
Supervisor Jason Wolfgram (920-420-0674) is the town’s animal warden. This service is for Town of Oshkosh residents ONLY! No phone calls before 6am and after 9pm.
If you live in the City of Oshkosh, you should call the City of Oshkosh police or 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
Three. Four or more would require a kennel licence. Questions regarding a kennel licence 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.
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.