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.
2020 Tax Bill Informaton: An error was made when calculating 2020 tax bills. You may receive a bill soon that is incorrect. Retain the Tax Insert for payment instructions, and other town information. If you receive a bill please know there is a corrected bill being mailed out today 12/18/2020 with the corrected tax information. The new tax bill will have a colored insert stating that it is the corrected tax information. If you have any questions, please contact Town Clerk @ 608-547-1864.
Declaration of State Of Emergency for the Town of Big Flats
ATTENTION - CHANGE IN RESIDENTS REPORTING FLOOD DAMAGE
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.
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: Jay Jocham (608-403-7714) firstname.lastname@example.org
Assessor: Associated Appraisal, Inc. 1314 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54912 (920-749-1995, email: email@example.com )
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 @ 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.
THE TRANSFER SITE DOES NOT ACCEPT TV'S, MATTRESSES OR TIRES
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.
Big Flats Town Hall
1104 County Road C
Arkdale, WI 54613
Phone: 1 608 564 7754