Building permits may be obtained from the town's building inspector, All Croix Inspections, Corp. When considering the erection of a structure, consult the building inspector to see if a permit is required. All new buildings require State permits which can be obtained from the building inspector as well.
It is illegal to burn garbage and painted or treated lumber in Pierce County. The town does not issue burning permits, but if you plan to burn, notify the Pierce County Solid Waste Department at 715.273.3092, the town chair or one of the supervisors AND the Ellsworth Fire Department (715.273.4653) AND call the Pierce County Sheriff's Department (715.273.5051) to let them know when and what you are burning. If you do not notify the Sheriff's Department and someone calls in your fire, you will be charged for the fire call.
Dog owners are responsible for purchasing a dog license for all their dogs, to secure the license tags to the dog collar and to keep the dog on their property. A non-licensed, untagged, dog running at large will be taken to the Goodhue County Human Society at the owner's expense.
Rabies vaccinations must be current and certified at the time of licensing. Dog license fees are $5 for spayed or neutered dogs and $10 for non-spayed or non-neutered dogs; private dog kennel $50; Commercial dog kennel variable rate depending on number of dogs. All dogs are to be licensed by April 1st of each year or when they reach the age of five (5) months.
Contact the Town Treasurer if you have questions on licensing your dogs.
Dog License Form
Driveway permits must be obtained prior to land use and building permits. Driveway applications are available at the town hall/garage or contact the town chair. Driveway application fee of $150 is due when the application is submitted. Driveways must meet the codes set by the Town Board. All private roads must be built according to town standards.
The Pierce County Zoning office is responsible for assigning addresses and fire numbers.
PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN, OR REPAIR UTILITY WITHIN ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
Utility within Road Right of Way Permit6
IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY (IoH) & AGRICULTURAL COMMERCIAL VEHICLES (Ag CMV)
2013 Wisconsin Act 377 created a free permit for IoH and Ag CMV exceeding the new weight and length limits. The permits must be obtained from the maintaining authority (municipality, town, county, state) of the roads to be operated upon. WisDOT created the application which will be used by all maintaining road authorities that require a permit to operate over the new weight and length limits.