Town of Barre Newsletter

Town Board meeting Tuesday July 9th at 7:00 pm


Tax Bills: Collections at the Town Hall at the following times:

Wednesday, Dec. 27th and Thursday, Dec. 28th from 1pm-5pm

Saturday, Dec. 30th from 9am-noon

Thursday, Jan. 25th from 1pm-5pm

Saturday, Jan. 27th from 9am - noon


Mailed taxes must be postmarked by Jan. 31st, 2024. If splitting taxes, please pay the amount in 'Installment Options' box. The second half is due at the County Treasurer by July 31st, 2024. Refuse and forest crop taxes must be paid by January 31st, 2024. If you would like to pay your taxes before January 1st, 2024, please mail them or stop at the Town Hall during the hours listed. There is a drop box outside of the Hall where you can put your payment as well. DO NOT place cash in the drop box. A receipt will be mailed if you provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope and the full-page tax bill, otherwise, no receipt will be mailed. $25 will be charged for any returned checks.


Copies of the 2024 tax roll are available online or at the town hall during the above tax collection dates.


Dog licenses: All dogs are required to be licensed annually. All licenses expire on 12/31 for the year issued. To license your dog by January 1st, you need 1) proof of current rabies vaccination, 2) fee (check made out to the Town of Barre) and 3) completed online form. Please pay your Dog license with your mailed taxes or at the collection times listed above. Neutered males and spayed females $12, All others $23

Due to a grace period, all dog licenses are due by March 31st. Any late licenses, after March 31st, must be paid directly to the LaCrosse County Clerk with a $25 penalty.


Monthly meeting: The Town Board meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. To be on the agenda please contact Chairman Curt Berg at 608-386-3335 at least on week prior to the meeting.

Rentals: The town hall and the park shelter are both available for rental. The application form and details regarding rentals can be found on the website. For more information Contact Treasurer Meri McKinney at 608-780-4651.

Burning Permits: Please contact Curt Berg 608-386-3335, Bob Miller 608-786-2040, or John McGowan 608-786-1199.

Large Dump Discontinued – Due to cost, low resident use, inability to collect many items and staffing, the township will not be hosting any large dump days in 2024.

Below are several options for disposing of articles that don’t fit in your bins.

Hilltopper Refuse & Recycling is located at W6833 Industrial Blvd, Onalaska. Items may be taken directly to Hilltopper’s, or they will pick up for a fee. Their hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 to 4:30. Saturday 8:30 to 11:30. Visit or call 608-783-6727 for more information. You may also purchase additional refuse bags from Hilltoppers’s that may be used for extra garbage when needed.

La Crosse County Landfill at 3240 Berlin Drive, LaCrosse. The landfill takes nearly all items. See the La Crosse County solid waste website www. for hours and fee schedule. Or call 608-785-9572 for solid waste disposal or 608-785-9999 for hazardous waste disposal.

Alter Metal Recycling at 2410 Hauser St. La Crosse will pay you by the ton for most items which are primarily made of metal.  Call 608-783-8203 or for more information.

Town of Barre will accept clean brush at our site on Swamp Road by appointment. Call Todd at 608-317-0070 to make an appointment during business hours. (Monday – Friday 7:00 to 3:30).

Reminder: No long-term parking is allowed on town roads any time of year.

Staff:  Curt Berg, Chairman 608-386-3335, Bob Miller, Supervisor 608-786-2040, John McGowan, Supervisor 608-786-1199, Ann Schlimgen, Clerk 608-786-4382, Meri McKinney, Treasurer, 608-780-4651.