News & Notices



Winter Road Maintenance Policy click here.

The 2019 Town of Washington newsletter is available here.

The Town of Washington has experienced a significant increase in tonnage of waste along with reports of non-residents using the transfer station in 2019. In an effort to control this misuse, town issued permits must be shown to the attendant upon entrance to the facility. The side doors to the drive through area will be closed off. All waste must be deposited by using the drive-through area. Those without a permit will be turned away and not allowed to dump their trash. Closure of side doors will be reviewed and modified as needed.

The Town of Washington sledding hill is now open. It is located at 1850 Rangeline Rd at the entrance to the town transfer station. Benches are present, and there is adequate parking for approximately 20 vehicles. Caution is advised when sledding as the hill may be icy. The sledding hill is open everyone - not only Town of Washington residents.

REMINDER: Short term rentals are defined as a "residential dwelling that is offered for rent for a fee and for fewer than 29 consecutive days."

Short term rental property owners must register with the Town of Washington and obtain an Accomodations Tax Permit.

Most short term rentals are required to obtain a "tourist rooming house" license fron the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Such a license is required for vacation homes, cabins and cottages that are rented out for more than 10 nights in a 12 month period.

The short term rental law requires owners of short term rentals and lodging marketplaces (Airbnb & VRBO) with a nexus in Wisconsin to collect state sales and use tax and any room tax owed from the person renting the residential dwelling.

PLEASE NOTE: Cardboard larger than 3' X 4' is NOT ACCEPTED at the transfer station as it causes the compactor to jam. Please ensure cardboard boxes are flattened.

Please note new phone number for the Town Shop 715-477-2024.

Oak Wilt, a 100% fatal disease of oak trees, has been confirmed at five locations in the Town of Washington. To read more about it click here.

Do you need to dispose of old computer equipment or appliances? Recycling vouchers are still available. Voucher is limited to a maximum of $15. Contact the Town Clerk here to get your voucher.

HELP WANTED: The Town of Washington is hoping to reinstitute the Adopt A Road program. We are looking for someone to coordinate the program and for volunteers. If interested in volunteering for either position, contact Carole here or call 715-479-6873. We'd greatly appreciate the help.