The Town of Jefferson is a Town and is often confused with the City of Jefferson and the County of Jefferson. Towns were formerly referred to as Townships. The Wisconsin Towns Association gives the following definition/differentiation: “Town as a form of government and Township as a geographic surveyor’s unit measuring six by six miles square.” The Town of Jefferson has common borders with the City of Jefferson to the east, south, and west. The Town is located in the central portion of Jefferson County, Wisconsin and is one of sixteen Jefferson County Towns. The Town of Jefferson Town Hall is located at St Coletta Cabin 434 County Road Y, Jefferson, WI 53549. Town Board meetings and elections are held at the Town Hall.
Garbage and Recycling Info
We apply for and receive grant monies based on meeting recycling standards. The State DNR required 106.6 pounds per capita recycled in 2010. Servicing the Town for garbage and recycling is John’s Disposal Service, Inc. A report from John’s Disposal showed that Town of Jefferson residents recycled 240 tons for 2020. The Town’s recycling efforts have been excellent. Please continue to recycle, reuse, and reduce.
Permits and Licenses
Send the appropriate license fee and a current rabies certificate to the Town of Jefferson Treasurer. Neutered Male or Spayed Female $10.00 each and unaltered Male or Female Dog $15.00 each By the 31st of March, please mail the fee and current rabies certificate for your dog(s) even if licensed in prior years. If received after the deadline, late fees for the license(s) and notice(s) will be added.
Call a Town Supervisor or the Chairperson and then call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency number (920-674-7310) within one hour of lighting a controlled burn. If you call one or more Town Board members and reach voicemail(s), please leave a detailed and clear message (name, address, phone number, what you are burning, and start and end time of burn) so the Town has record of your request and then call the Sheriff’s Department.
The Property Tax Bill gives a total tax which is a combination of the taxes for the State of Wisconsin, Jefferson County, Town of Jefferson, School Districts of Jefferson or Fort Atkinson, and MATC. Call the appropriate taxing jurisdiction with your questions or comments. If you pay by installment or in full, the due date is the 31st of January. Personal Property Taxes are due by 31st of January as well. Make checks payable to: TOWN OF JEFFERSON ALICE FISCHER, TREASURER W7006 HIGHWAY J JEFFERSON WI 53549. Any payments made after January 31st, including first or second installments, make payable to and send to: JOHN JENSEN JEFFERSON COUNTY TREASURER 311 S CENTER STREET JEFFERSON WI 53549.
The Town’s Assessor makes the assessment based on many factors. The Assessed Value Land is based on land use. The Assessed Value Improvements is the assessed value of the buildings on your property. Fair Market Value is determined by your property’s value on the market. If you have questions about your assessment contact our Assessor and/or attend Open Book (date and time will be noticed). ASSESSOR JOHN POUNDER Phone: 262-728-2256 If you are still not satisfied, attend Board of Review by appointment (date and time will be noticed). Contact the Clerk to get the Board of Review paperwork and make an appointment for a hearing. CLERK TINA BARNES Phone: 920-674-5073