Burning Permits

Annual burning permits are available from the following:

Please burn AFTER 6:00pm. When burning a large brush pile, notify the Columbia County Sheriff's office by calling

Burning Restrictions - DNR
Note: Daily burn restrictions are not updated until after 11 a.m.

Placement of Emergency Response Numbers

Columbia County ordinance Title 28 states all Emergency Response Number Signs are to be placed approximately five (5) feet to the right (facing the home) of the driveway right-of-way at the edge of the road right-of-way.

The Town of West Point places each Emergency Response Number Signs for each town resident in the correct location.

It is very important NOT to move the Emergency Response Number Sign as emergency (fire and ambulance) look for the signs to be in the correct location.

Town Clerk’s Hours

**If you need a building permit call the building inspector – Mike Wipperfurth – 608-643-6757

**Please call before, in case times change.  608-592-7059

Town Clerk’s Tentative Hours for the week of Feb. 18 thru Feb. 22

Monday – February 18, 2019 – 9:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday – February 19, 2019 – not in

Wednesday – February 20, 2019 – 9:00am-3:00pm

Thursday – February 21, 2019 – 9:00am-3:00pm

Friday – February 22, 2019 – not in

Town Clerk’s Tentative Hours for the week of Feb. 25 thru Mar. 1

Monday – February 25, 2019 – 9:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday – February 26, 2019 – not in

Wednesday – February 27, 2019 – not in

Thursday – February 28, 2019 – not in

Friday – March 1, 2019 – not in

Public Notice

Notice of DOR Bureau of Equalization Staff Appraisers Viewing Real Estate Parcels


Notice to Public of No Action Meeting Sauk Ambulance – February 20, 2019 at 7:00pm



2018 Real Estate and Personal Property taxes

2/19/2019 – All remaining 2018 Real Estate Property Tax payments need to be made directly to the Columbia County Treasurer.  Phone (608) 742-9613

2/2/2019 – US Postal Service Delays

Under Wisconsin State Law 74.69(2), if payments are not timely due solely to a US Postal Service delay or administrative error, the payments must be considered timely.

Property Owners

Any person required to pay interest or penalty due to a late payment can file a written request with the County Treasurer (74.69(3) Wis Stats.)

Written request must:

  • Be filed within 10 days of the interest or penalty payment, but no later than Dec 1, 2019.
  • Ask the County Board to determine the payment is timely since the sole reason the payment was late was due to a US Postal Service delay or administrative error.

County Board


  • Act on the request within 30 days of receipt by the County Treasurer.
  • Find payment timely if the payment was late soley due to a US Postal Service delay or administrative error.
  • If the payment is deemed timely – County Board will direct the County Treasurer to reimburse the taxpayer the interest or penalty payment within 10 days.

Property Tax Bills and receipts are available online from the Columbia County website:  www.co.columbia.wi.us.

  • Click on the Property & Taxes icon, then click on the Ascent Land Records icon.
  • Change the Municipality to 11040 – Town of West Point.  You can search by parcel number, last name, street name, etc.  “Less is more” when it comes to searching.  For instance, search for JUST your last name OR JUST your street name, but NOT both.
  • On the next screen, select the Taxes option from the drop down box under your property description.
  • Click on the year link by Print tax bills for your bill or the year link under Tax Year for your receipt.

For delinquent taxes please contact the Columbia County Treasurer at (608) 742-9613.

2018 Tax Newsletter

Property Tax Resource Links



The Town of West Point Recycling Center (Transfer Site) located at N1455 Chrisler Rd, Lodi WI 53555 is open to all West Point residents and taxpayers.

Hours of Operation:  Saturday 9am – 4pm

NOTE:  All garbage needs to be bagged in CLEAR plastic garbage bags.


2019 Dog licenses – Available Dec 1, 2018

Wisconsin State Statues 174.05 and 174.07(1)(b)  require ALL DOGS over the age of 5 months to be  licensed annually by the Municipal Treasurer.  Licensing your dog requires proof of rabies vaccination from your veterinarian.

Fees:  $5 spayed or neutered dogs  | $10 unspayed or unneutered dogs

Dog licenses may be purchased by mail or in person at the Town Hall from the Town Treasurer.  When purchasing by mail, please send payment and proof of rabies vaccination along with a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license and dog tag to: Town of West Point, N2114 Rausch Rd, Lodi WI 53555.   (Please note: extra postage is required if licensing multiple dogs.)



Emergency Fire Numbers

Columbia County Sheriff Richards is asking for assistance in making sure that Emergency Fire Number signs posted at your home or business are visible in case of an emergency.  Please see the following requirements:

 v     Fire, Ambulance and Sheriff personnel need to be able to see the Fire Number to find your home in an emergency. 

v     Your Fire Number should be posted five feet to the right of your driveway.

v     Your Fire Number should be 3 ½ feet off the ground at the road right of way.

v     Your Fire Number should be free of obstructions. 

v     If your sign is missing or damaged please contact your local town clerk for a replacement sign.

 For more information on Emergency Fire Number placement please go to the ColumbiaCountyweb page at www.co.columbia.wi.us or contact your local municipal town government official.

Taffy Buchanan

Town Clerk

Town ofWest Point

 Phone Number is 608-592-7059

 Email Address is townclerk@townofwestpoint.us