Licenses/ Permits


Dog owners have the responsibility to purchase 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 picked up by the board. Contact the Town Treasurer to obtain your dog licenses.

A dog license is required for all dogs over the age of 5 months. All dogs must have a rabies vaccination and proof of such vaccination must be shown to purchase a license for your dog. Please pay with a separate check when paying your first 1/2 taxes. Dog license fees are $3 for spayed or neutered dogs and $8 for non-spayed or non-neutered dogs.


Building Permit applications may be obtained from Pierce County Courthouse, Land Management Department 715.273.6746. All new buildings require State permits obtained from the building inspector.

Building Inspector
Weber Inspections
Fred Weber
2921 Ingalls Rd.
Menomonie, WI 54751
Home: 715.556.0066
Cell: 715.235.2446


Driveway permits may be obtained from Town Chair.


Burning of trash in a burning barrel is illegal in Pierce County. It is permissible to burn brush, wood, etc, after obtaining permission from the Pierce County Solid Waste Department at 715.273.3092, the town chair or one of the supervisors AND call the Pierce County Sheriff's Department (715.273.5051) to let them know when and what you are burning. You are responsible for the fire that you start. If you do not notify the Sheriff's Department and someone calls in your fire, you will be charged for the fire call. No other materials are allowed to be burned. This is a DNR rule.

The following licenses are also required in Rock Elm Township: Liquor, Operators, Cigarette, and Public. (Temporary license if alcohol will be offered for sale. Only sanctioned or licensed organizations are allowed this type of license.)