Location and Office Hours

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

General Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
(Closed Holidays)

Phone: 715.273.5096
Fax: 715.273.6857

Staff Contacts

Chad Johnson - EXT 6791

Shop Superintendent
Ray Dohm - EXT 6792

Patrol Superintendent
Alan Thoner - EXT 7318

Jane Bond - EXT 7301

Shop Foreman
Kelly Vanous - EXT 7317

Construction Superintendent
Elliott Check - 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.

Winter Maintenance
Frequently Asked Questions
  2020 Road Projects

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


For online payments, please click here.


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