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If you wish to make a formal complaint, the Town of Grant has developed a Municipal Complaint Form. This form was developed to improve tracking of complaints and provide a record of the actual closure of complaints. This is the best way to get follow through for your concern. Attached is a PDF file.
Please use the form to submit a complaint you wish the Town Board to address.
Please note that anonymous complaints will not be processed.
All complaints are subject to Public Records Request.
Voting takes place at the Grant Town Hall located at 9011 County Road WW, Wisconsin Rapids. On election days, voting is open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Click to learn more about voting.
On your tax bill you will see a charge for the “Transfer Station.” This charge covers the cost of our Residential Recycling & Solid Waste Program. Only Town of Grant residents are allowed to take garbage and recycling materials to the Transfer Station which is located at 8840 Griffith Avenue. The Town of Grant does not provide roadside pickup, although some residents opt to pay privately for this service. Business waste is not allowed to be taken to the Transfer Station. Click to learn more about recycling and solid waste.
Zoning permits are required for a new residence or commercial building; an addition; when establishing an address; when moving a building into, within or through the town; if building an accessory building or adding an addition to an accessory building; for installing an outdoor wood burner furnace; if razing a building; for adding a driveway, deck, porch, or pool; and more. Permit applications are available online or by contacting the Zoning Administrator. Click to learn more about zoning and permits.
You will need to submit an application to the Town Clerk. It is attached here. If this is the first time you are applying for a license from the Town of Grant, you will need to include a Class Completion Certificate. The Town Board will decide if the license will be granted. If approved, a fee needs to be submitted to the Town Treasurer prior to receiving the license.
They are required by State Law – State Statute 174.05. Each County in the State sets the minimum license fees. This can differ by County. Certain dogs do not require licenses. These are dogs that are kept for educational or scientific purposes and for service dogs for blind, deaf and mobility impaired people. We also gave an exemption to a bomb sniffing dog that was used throughout the state during athletic events. Annual dog license applications are included with the property tax bills and can also be found on the Town Website or by contacting the Town Treasurer.
The Town of Grant does not benefit from the collected fees. All money collected is sent to Portage County Treasurer and is used to fund our portion of the contract that the county has with the Portage County Humane Society. As a matter of fact, the Town has to send additional money to the county if we don’t collect an anticipated number of licenses based on the Town’s population. The good news in 2022 is that the Town of Grant had the highest ratio of dog licenses issued per capital than any of the other municipalities in the county, so our additional cost was minimal. But we still had an estimated 10% of our residents not complying and thus the Town had to contribute in addition to the collected fees.
Dogs younger than 6 months do not have to be licensed. Most dogs can be “fixed” when they reach six months. Thus, you can wait until they are 6 months and then send in the application with the spayed/neutered information. Some breeds and larger dogs have a longer wait to be fixed and if this is the case just note this and your intention to have the procedure done and you do not have to pay the extra $10. Just include the documentation the next year when you renew the license.
You do not have to include a copy of the rabies vaccination if your dog was licensed the previous year in the Town of Grant and the vaccination is not expired when you send in for your license. If you have to send in your vaccination certificate and cannot locate your copy, please contact your vet and request a copy to provide us and that will help speed up the process to get the dog license issued.
The multi-dog licenses are usually for breeders and kennels. You can register up to 12 dogs with the $75 multi-dog license. If you are a breeder and have pups during the year you can contact the Treasurer and they will issue you tags for the pups at no extra charge up to a total of 12.
Yes, there is no charge for a replacement tag. Just contact the Treasurer and a replacement tag will be sent to you.
We will not go back and charge for prior years. There is a late fee of $10 after April 1st of the current year but if you get your application sent in before then there won’t be any additional charge. As noted above we know there are some residents that haven’t complied, but we do discover a few every year by various means. If the Humane Society is called to check on barking dogs or biting dogs or dogs running loose, they always check for the current license. The Humane Society also contacts the town Treasurer to double check on licenses and rabies vaccinations in cases like this. If we see a dog in the front yard of a residence, we may check that address on the license data base and see if there are registered dogs listed.