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Common Questions

Do I need a permit to put in a driveway?

What are the requirements for a new home building permit?

What information must be submitted to the Building Inspector for a building permit?

Who do I call for telephone service?

Who do I call for electric service?

How Do I Vote?

Does Farmington Have a Dump? Recycling?

Does My Dog Need a License?

What if I want to burn something?


Do I need a permit to put in a driveway?

Yes. All driveways shall be constructed in a manner acceptable in the Town of Farmington. You agree to construct the proposed driveway according to these specifications. The maintenance of this driveway shall be the sole responsibility of the property owner. Drivewyas are covered by Ordinance 1-02 "An Ordinance for Driveways".

You may download and print a blank Driveway Permit.


What are the requirements for a new home building permit?

Submit to Building Inspector:

The Town has setback requirements that your home will need to comply with. The minimum setback requirements for the different roads in Farmington are as follows: (distance from the center line of the road)
                    Town Roads 75 feet
                    County Roads 75 feet
                    State Highway 150 feet

Our Building Inspector is Clifford Manwiller
                                    1644 60th Street
                                    Turtle Lake WI 54889
                                    (715) 268-9233
                                    www.hcinspection.com

Cost of the building permit is determined by the square foot of the house/garage.

You pay for the permit when it is approved. The Town Clerk/Treasurer will contact you when the inspector OK’s everything. You will also need to get your proposed driveway approved by a Town Board Member. You just need to call them and they will come and view your proposed driveway. The current Board Members are:

               Chairman Dennis Cottor  294-3807
               Supervisor Jim Connors 755-2823
               Supervisor Tim Stelter  417-0942

Good Luck on building your new house & welcome to Farmington. If you have any questions, please call Debbie Swanson—294-2370


What information must be submitted to the Building Inspector for a building permit?

The following information will be needed by the building inspector for your building project:

  1. A Completed Building Permit Application (fill in what applies to your project)
  2. A Plot Plan which shows where your existing buildings are located, where
    the new building will be located, distance from property lines and center line of the road on which you live and directions to your home from Highway 35.
  3. 2 sets of floor plans and/or construction drawings

These items should be submitted to the Building Inspector before any construction takes place.

Our Building Inspector is Clifford Manwiller
                                    1644 60th Street
                                    Turtle Lake WI 54889
                                    (715) 268-9233
                                    www.hcinspection.com

Cost of the building permit is determined by square foot of the structure.

Reminder that your project must comply with Town setback rules. Setbacks from the center line of the road are as follows:
                    From a Town Road…75 feet
                    From a County Road…75 feet
                    From a State Highway…150 feet

You pay for the building permit when it is approved. I will contact you when the inspector OK’s everything.

If you have any other questions, please call Debbie Swanson -- 294-2370

Please Note: If you or any of your contractors damage a town road in the course of the construction of your building, you will be assessed the cost of the repair of the road.


Who do I call for telephone service?

For telephone service call, 1-800-201-4099.


Who do I call for electric service?

For electric service call, 1-800-895-4999.

 

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How Do I Vote?

If you are a registered voter in Farmington, you vote at the Town Hall, located at 2647 30th Ave. The polling hours are 7 am to 8 pm.

If you need to register, you can go to http://elections,state.wi.us and choose “Forms & Publications” on the left hand side, then choose “all forms” at the top and find form EB131. This is the Application for Voter Registration. You can print it out and fill in or you can fill in and then print it out. Take the form to the Clerk/Treasurer along with an acceptable form of Identification and you will be registered.

If you ever need to vote by Absentee Ballot, e-mail or call the Clerk/Treasurer (294-2370) to request an absentee ballot.

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Does Farmington Have a Dump? Recycling?

The Town of Farmington offers an alternative for your garbage disposal needs. Every Saturday, from 8 am to 4 pm, at the Town Hall, located at 2647 30th Ave, the Town offers a dumping spot for your garbage. You will need to purchase bags from the town in order to use the dump area. The cost for the bags are $3 for a large size (45 gallon) and $2 for a medium size (30 gallon) bag.

We also offer the County Recycle Bins where you can bring your recycling at no charge. It just needs to be sorted, caps removed and boxes flattened. The recycling accepts plastics, glass, cans, paper & cardboard. Hours for the recycling are every Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.

The Town also offers for landowners free dump times twice a year. Normally the second week in May and the third week in October are the free dump times. Landowners may take items to the Waste Management Site on Oak Drive in Osceola and dump for free. You will need to obtain a pass from either the dump attendant or the Clerk/Treasurer.

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Does My Dog Need a License?

Licenses are required for all dogs, 6 months of age and older, residing in Farmington Township. You can get a dog license from the Clerk/Treasurer. The attached form lists the cost information needed to get your dog licensed

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What if I want to burn something?

You can burn in Farmington without a permit as long as you follow these guidelines...

  1. Call any board member to see if there is any kind of burning ban on.
  2. Only burn when the wind is calm - we recommend evenings
  3. Contact the Osceola Fire Department or Polk County Dispatch and let them know when and where you are burning.
  4. Use common sense and be respectful of your neighbors.


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