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
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:
A Completed Building Permit Application (fill in what applies to your project) See the "Completed Application" link in the new house section above
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.
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 Craig Moriak of Moriak Enterprises, Inc.
390 5th St NW Apt 108
Clear Lake WI 54005
Cost of the building permit is determined by square foot of the structure and is now paid directly to the Building inspector.
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
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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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, fill out the Voter Registration Application and mail or e-mail to the clerk. You will need to include an acceptable proof of residency (copy of driver's license worke best)
If you ever need to vote by Absentee Ballot, fill out the Application for an Absentee Ballot and send or e-mail the Clerk/Treasurer or call the Clerk/Treasurer (294-2370) to request an absentee ballo
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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...
Call any board member
to see if there is any kind of burning ban on.
Only burn when the wind is calm - we recommend evenings
Contact the Osceola Fire Department or Polk County Dispatch and let them know when and where you are burning.
Use common sense and be respectful of your neighbors.