The Town of Big Flats wishes to preserve our most valuable resources of woods, water, wildlife, and family traditions in harmony with our rural lifestyle.
The unincorporated community of Big Flats is located near the geographic center of the state of Wisconsin in northern Adams County on Highway 13 between Wisconsin Rapids and the villages of Adams and Friendship. The population was 1,018 at the 2010 census. Big Flats has three trout streams including the Big Roche-a-Cri Creek, three major rock formations including Rabbit Rock Park, and many ATV routes, snowmobile routes and hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities.
The Town of Big Flats is Zoned. New construction or changes in land use require a Land Use Permit from the town before proceeding. Please see Ordinances and Forms for necessary information.
Town Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm at the Big Flats town hall.
Board Chair: Todd Peterson (608-564-7142)
Supervisor I: Jim LaPointe (608-564-2742)
Supervisor II: Mark Reed (608-564-2601)
Town Clerk: Mary O'Neil (608-547-1864)
Treasurer: Sheila Smedbron (608-547-1723)
Zoning Administrator: Jay Jocham (608-564-2312)
Assessor: Associated Appraisal, Inc. 1314 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54912 (800-721-4157, email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Transfer Site Hours of Operation
Drop off garbage and recyclables open only to Big Flats property owners with a valid site pass. Summer: Saturday 9-4, Sunday 12-4, Wednesday 1-6, Winter (daylight savings time): Saturday 12-4, Sunday 12-4. Please bring your tax bill or receipt to the town treasurer to obtain or replace a pass. Replacement cost is $10.
Fire Number Sign Replacement
Fire signs are crucial for emergency personnel to locate them in the case of an emergency. If a resident wants to replace a faded fire sign, they need to obtain an address number application for replacement from the Real Property Lister at the Adams County court house. The house number application is also available on the Adams County website at "house number application". Replacement cost is $25 and will be added to the property tax bill as a special assessment.
If a resident would like an email notice of special town board meetings, please feel free to contact the town clerk at: email@example.com.
Weatherband Radio and Water Testing Kits
There is one weatherband radio left and several water testing kits available at the town office should anyone wish to test their well water with all the flooding in the area.
Big Flats Town Hall
1104 County Road C
Arkdale, WI 54613
Phone: 1 608 564 7754