The annual town meeting provides a means for the town electors to exercise the statutory authority over governance of a town. This opportunity for electors to attend a meeting and propose and vote on legislation is a unique feature of town law, which distinguishes towns from cities or villages. Every town must hold an annual town meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of April, although the meeting may be set for a different date as long as the date is within 10 days after the 2nd Tuesday in April. Because there is no requirement that the subject matter be noticed, any elector may bring up an issue and make a motion, which must be seconded, for which the town meeting has statutory authority.
Yes. This decision was made at the annual town meeting in 2007. The adoption of village powers provides towns with general, rather than specific, authority to regulate for public health, safety and welfare. Village powers can enable towns to deal with problem areas as the need arises without necessity of finding specific statutory authority. Under that laws, a town must have village powers to set up a town plan commission to engage in comprehensive planning. It is also a prerequisite for the exercise of town zoning under village powers, and having village powers and a plan commission allows a town to regulate the official map law and enact a land division ordinance. This power is ongoing to the town board until rescinded by the town meeting. Remember that the town remains a town and the town board remains a town board.
Some of the roads in the Town of Jackson are opened to ATV traffic. Check under Notices for the information on the new ordinance to see which roads are now open.
Yes. This ordinance prohibits any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continue any loud and unnecessary noise. For specific, please ask for a copy of the Noise Ordinance #12.
No person shall operate a snowmobile on a roadway or shoulder of a highway not designated as a snowmobile route other than the following: South Bass Lake Road and West Bass Lake Road to the intersection of County Trunk Highway A; and Voyager Road from the intersection of Rainbow Court to the intersection of Loon Creek Trail which gives you the right to traverse from an established trail along a town road to the intersection of another established trail.
Contact the Burnett County Register of Deeds office at (715) 349-2183.
The Town of Jackson has an independent assessor under contract to furnish appraisal and assessment services. The assessor determines the value of taxable property within a town. The town assessor makes corrections to the roll and adds any omitted property. Upon completion of the assessment roll, the assessor turns it over to the Town Clerk who is required to notice an “open Book” session so that persons taxed may examine the assessments. After that session the assessor makes the necessary corrections and certifies the assessment roll; the clerk than submits the roll to the board to review. At the Board of Review hearings, the assessor appears to present information in support of challenged assessments.
Garbage and Recycling Info
The town has a program in place for White Goods drop off. Further information on this program can be found on the Community Resources page.
Fire Protection Info
No. The burning of recyclable paper or cardboard painted or treated wood, petroleum or oil-based products, wet rubbish, asphalt and plastic is prohibited.
To possess or use restricted fireworks without a permit from the town chairperson or the local sheriff’s department is not permitted. These permits are only issued to groups or organizations and restrict fireworks use to a certain time and place. It is unlawful to sell restricted fireworks to someone who does not possess a valid permit. Restricted fireworks are defined as those that move, jump, explode or emit balls of fire and include bottle rockets, firecrackers, jumping jacks and roman candles. Restricted fireworks are much more likely to cause a forest fire or injury because of their erratic and unpredictable behavior.
There are the DNR official signs indicating the current fire danger in the area. They are located at the Ranger Station in Webster on Highway 35 and also at the intersections of County Roads A & H. You can also check by calling 1-800-WIS-BURN (947-2876).
The following are the DNR definitions of fire dangers: LOW-Fires will start from an open flame, spread slowly and in absence of wind tend to go out. This is the safest time to burn. MODERATE-Fire starts from a match or burning embers, spreads quickly in dry grass and/or leaves. Burn with extreme caution. HIGH-Dangerous conditions. Fires start readily from a match or sparks, spread quickly and rapidly. Difficult to control and burning is not recommended. VERY HIGH-Very dangerous conditions. Fires start easily; spread very rapidly, crown and spot. Very difficult to control and burning is not recommended. EXTREME-Explosive conditions. Fires start easily, burn fiercely and crown rapidly. Often very difficult to control and impossible to control during the day. Burning is not recommended. RED FLAG-No outdoor burning is allowed. Use of charcoal and gas grills is prohibited. Smoking outs is also prohibited. These notices are usually posted on entries to local businesses or on the DNR information boards.
Before November 1, call the Burnett County Real Property Lister’s office. After November 1, call or e-mail the Town of Jackson Treasurer.
Call the Burnett County Real Property Lister’s Office.
No. Dog license fees and property tax payments are completely separate. Please pay for them with separate checks.
A dog license form can be found in the information rack in the foyer of the Town Hall, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
If you lived in the Town of Jackson full-time since January 1 of the tax year and you do not claim any other residence as your full-time residence, then you may qualify for the lottery credit. You can download the lottery credit form by going to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website www.revenue.wi.gov/html/formpub.html. Most people will want to download the first form, LC-100. November through February, you must return the form to the Town of Jackson at 28471 Morning Star Lane, Danbury, WI 54830, the rest of the year you will return the form to the Burnett County Treasurer. For more information, call or e-mail Town of Jackson Treasurer. Contact the Burnett County Treasurer’s office at (715) 349-2187 March through October.
You can contact your mortgage company to find out which arrangement you have chosen for property tax payments. Usually it will be one of two options:
- The mortgage company will send payment directly to the Town Treasurer, either by December 31 or January 31, whichever was specified by the property owner,
- The mortgage company will send payment to the property owner who will need to endorse the check and send it to the Town Treasurer. You can also call or e-mail the Town of Jackson Treasurer to verify that payment was sent.
Some mortgage companies request the amounts directly from the Town Treasurer. Others send the amount that has been accrued in the escrow account which is an approximate amount based on payments from previous years.
Voyager Village is a separate entity within the Town of Jackson. You may have built on one of your lots in Voyager Village and connected them to pay one assessment fee, but for tax purposes each lot has its own bill.
Yes. The Town Treasurer’s office hours vary and will be included in the letter that is mailed with your property taxes. The Town Clerk can collect payments as well during her office hours on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-6PM (however she cannot give receipts, so ask to have one mailed).
Yes you can pay with one check for multiple property tax statements - just be sure to double check your math!
We are in the process of changing payment processing providers to allow you to pay online by credit card or e-check. The service is not in place yet. Please continue to check here for updates.
You will want to contact Steve Nordquist, the Town Assessor, at (715) 934-2902, 15984 W. 5th Street, Hayward, WI 54843.
You can download it here for free or you can pick up a paper copy of the list at the Town office during office hours - the fee is $2.00 per copy. If you just want to browse the list, it is posted in the foyer at the Town office, which is accessible 24 hours a day.
It is in bold print in the upper right corner of your statement.