Location and Office Hours

621 W. Cairns St.
PO Box 780
Ellsworth, WI 54011

General Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
(Closed Holidays)

Phone: 715.273.5096
Fax: 715.273.6857

Staff Contacts

Chad Johnson - EXT 6791

Shop Superintendent
Ray Dohm - EXT 7318

Patrol Superintendent
Alan Thoner - EXT 6792

Hwy Office Manager
Sue Gerdes - EXT 7301

Shop Foreman
Kelly Vanous - EXT 7317

Construction Superintendent
Jim Harris - EXT 7308





Highway Department

DUTIES:     Develop, construct and maintain the county roads, bridges, and signs; issues driveway, utility, IoH, oversize load and other permits; operates the Prescott Lift Bridge and other road, bridge and sign maintenance by contract with the State.

Road Restrictions
Revised as of 03/16/2017

Online Payment Information

Payments for Highway Department items can be made online using a debit or credit card.  eCheck payments can also be accepted.  A convenience fee will be deducted from your account for using these services.  The fee is 2.39% of the payment amount (minimum fee of $1.50).  The fee for an electronic check is a flat $1.50.

Driveway Permit - $50 for Agriculture & Residential, $100 for Subdivision, Commercial and Other
Oversize Load Permit (upon approval) Single Trip $25, see page 2 of the permit application
Utility Permit – amount due is determined after application is reviewed

Click on the dollar sign to make a payment payment pay

Completed applications can be sent to: highway@co.pierce.wi.us

Driveway Permit Application 
(See county map on page 4)

Implements of Husbandry no fee application ( COUNTY roads)

Over Sized Load Permits
Multiple Trip Application
Single Trip Application

Tourist Oriented Directional Sign Information

TODS Application

Utility Permit Application