Big Flats, Wisconsin
   Big Flats, Wisconsin

Welcome to the official website of the Town of Big Flats.

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

Wisconsin in northern Adams County on Highway 13 between Wisconsin Rapids and 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, ATV routes, snowmobile routes, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities.



Residents suffering damage from the recent flooding should report their damages by calling 2-1-1. Please disregard completing the Business and Residential Damage Assessment forms and

call 2-1-1.  Thank you.


Jane M. Gervais, Director, Adams County Emergency Management

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 and Applications for necessary information and paperwork for downloading.

Town Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm at

the Big Flats town hall.

Big Flats Town Officials

Board Chair: Todd Peterson (608-564-7142)

Supervisor I: Larry Beck (608-474-0369) Highway Dept.

Supervisor II: Mark Reed (608-564-2601) Transfer Site

Town Clerk: Mary O'Neil (608-547-1864)

Treasurer: Sheila Smedbron (608-547-1723)

Fire Chief: Dick Meyers (608-474-0177

Interim Zoning Administrator: Mike Clark (608-403-7714)

Assessor: Associated Appraisal, Inc. 1314 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54912 (800-721-4157, email: )


Absentee Ballots are available from the Town Clerk. You can send an email request for a ballot to

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.  


Email Notice

If a resident would like an email notice of special town board meetings, please feel free to contact the town clerk at: 

Big Flats Town Hall
1104 County Road C
Arkdale, WI 54613

Phone: 1 608 564 7754


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