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 of West Point Disaster Declaration

Please start documenting and photographing any damages,  cleanup costs and debris removal, due to flooding. The information will help us assist town residents in securing some federal money in the event the county is successful in getting FEMA money.

March 2019 Town of West Point Disaster Declaration

Reporting Flood Damage

The Town of West Point has “clean up kits” from the American Red Cross for residents who need them.  Please stop at the Town Hall or email the Town Clerk at townclerk@townofwestpoint.us if you need a “clean up kit”.  Check hours for when the Town Hall will be open.

Town Clerk’s Hours

**If you need a building permit or driveway 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 May 13 thru May 17

Friday – May 17, 2019 -not in

Town Clerk’s Tentative Hours for the week of May 20 thru May 24

Monday – May 20, 2019 – 9:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday – May 21, 2019 – 9:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday – May 22, 2019 – 9:00am-3:00pm

Thursday – May 23, 2019 – 9:00am-3:00pm

Friday – May 24, 2019 – not in

Open Book & Board of Review

2019 Open Book Notice – Thursday, May 23, 2019 – 3:00pm-5:00pm – No appointment necessary.  Open Book gives you an opportunity to compare properties and review your assessment without the formal proceedings of the Board of Review. If after meeting with the Assessor, a taxpayer feels the property is not equitably assessed, they may appeal the decision to the Board of Review. The Assessor has the authority to change the assessment at the open book, if it is determined that there is an error.

2019 Board of Review Notice – Thursday, May 30, 2019 – 4:00pm-6:00pm– To appear at the Board of Review, it is required that an appointment is scheduled 48 hours prior to the start of the Board of Review. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Clerk at 608-592-7059.

2019 Guide for Property Owners

2019 Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Real Property Owners

Pa-115A Objection to Real Property Assessment form

Part-Time Transfer Site Positions

                Part time Position – West Point Transfer Site

Extraordinary part-time position available, Town of West Point.  Need two staff at Transfer Site.

Positions involve working with the public, giving directions, working outside two Saturdays each

Month, ability to lift 50 pounds.  Emphasis is helping people recycle household waste.

Call 608-592-7059.

Apply at Town Hall, N2114 Rausch Road, Lodi, WI.


Public Notice

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


Annual Town Meeting


“draft” Minutes from Annual Spring Meeting – April 16, 2019

2018 Financial Statement

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