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.

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.

November 3, 2020 Presidential Election - Absentee Applications are now available.  Please complete an absentee application on the "" website as soon as possible.  If you are not able to do this, you may email the town clerk @ or call the clerk @ 608-547-1864 and leave a message.  

Declaration of State Of Emergency for the Town of Big Flats

Public Health Emergency Regarding Covid-19 Pandemic
Emergency Declaration.pdf
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Adams County Well Water Test Kits Available
Groundwater Awareness Week 3-2.docx.pdf
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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. Thank you.

Jane M. Gervais, Director, Adams County Emergency Management

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. Driveways & Culverts

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

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

Treasurer: Sheila Smedbron (608-547-1723) Taxes and Special Assessments

Fire Chief: Dick Meyers (608-474-0177)

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

Assessor: Associated Appraisal, Inc. 1314 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54912 (920-749-1995, email: )


Please feel free to call the Highway Dept. directly for down trees, road flooding, anything that needs to be addressed immediately @ 608-564-7429 or Larry Beck @ 608-474-0369 and leave a message, please leave a return call number as well.


Please direct all tax related questions to Sheila Smedbron, the Town Treasurer.


Special Assessment requests can be emailed to the town @


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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