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PUBLIC INFORMATION AND SERVICES:
The County Clerk’s office handles a wide variety of public information and services. If you have further questions about a subject listed below, or cannot find what you are looking for, please feel free to call us at 608-785-9581, stop in to see us in the Administrative Center at 400 4th St. N, Rm 1210, La Crosse, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, effective October 1, 2012, or send us an email at email@example.com.
We are responsible for all of the election preparations and ballots, as well as the publications for State and County elections for the voters of La Crosse County. The ballots are distributed to the City, Village, and Town Clerks prior to the election. Each municipality is responsible for submitting the results to the County Clerk as soon as possible once the polls close. Those results are then tallied here the night of an election and made available to the public and news media. We post current results, as they come in, on our web site the night of the election. These results are unofficial until after the Canvass; Official results then replace the unofficial and are so titled.
In addition, past election registrations, poll lists, & results are on file & open to the public. Recent past election results and upcoming election information are also available on this web site by clicking on one of the links below or go back to the Home page and click on Elections.
· Polling Places
· Municipal Clerks
· View Election Information 2000 - current
If you can't find what you are looking for, please allow us to help by calling our office Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at 608-785-9581 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone wishing to run for office should contact the appropriate department (Government Accountability Board – Elections Division, County Clerk, Municipal Clerk or School District) for nomination papers. The first day for candidates to circulate nomination papers for the 2013 Spring Election is December 1, 2012. The Campaign Registration Statement must be on file in the County Clerk's office before a candidate can circulate papers or campaign for the office in any way. The deadline to turn in nomination papers for ballot placement will be announced at a later date.
Running for County office:
If you are interested in running for a County office, we have the requirements, forms and filing information in our office.
County Supervisor: Spring Election
All 29 County Supervisory seats are elected for a 2 year term every other Spring in the even numbered years. The filing deadlines vary but are well in advance of the Primary.
Elected County Officials: Fall Election
All of the following Elected County Officials are elected at the Fall election in the even numbered years.
Please contact us for these filing deadlines if you are interested in running for any of these offices.
How do I vote?
To request an absentee ballot or to find out where to vote, contact your City, Village, or Town Clerk. If you are uncertain who your Clerk is or how he/she can be reached, please call us at 608-785-9581 for that information.
The County Clerk is the Clerk to the County Board. Action taken at the Board meetings is published monthly in the La Crosse Tribune and on this web site under Meeting Minutes/Agendas. Also available to the public in the County Clerk’s office are:
· County Resolutions & Ordinances
· Committee Meeting Notices & Minutes
· Annual & Monthly Committee Reports
· County Contracts
What County Supervisory District am I in?
There are 29 County Supervisory Districts. Please call us at 608-785-9581 with your address to find out what district you are in and who your County Supervisor is. Your County Supervisor is elected every two years to represent your district at the County level. Individual district maps are available for $1 each.
All dogs over 5 months of age need to be licensed and tagged every year between January 1st and April 1st from your City, Village or Town Treasurer. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required. If the dog is kept in the City of La Crosse, the City of Onalaska, or the Town of Shelby, contact your City or Town Treasurer for the tag fee as it may vary per City or Town ordinance. If the dog is kept anywhere else in La Crosse County, (outside the city limits) the current year tag fee for a spayed or neutered dog is $11.00 and for a dog that has not been spayed or neutered it is $21.00.
$25 LATE FEE: If you fail to purchase the tag for your licensable dog by April 1st, you MUST pay a $25 penalty, PER DOG, in addition to the cost of the tag. Tag purchases requiring payment of this late penalty must be acquired here at the County Clerk’s office. This also applies if you get a new dog and fail to license it within 30 days, if your puppy turns 5 months old and you fail to license it, or if you move into the County with a dog and fail to license it within 30 days.
The tag number, rabies data, and required information on each owner and dog are kept on file here for reference. If you find a lost dog with a La Crosse County tag, you may call us for the owner information on file.
PUBLIC OFFICIAL DIRECTORY:
We publish an annual Public Official Directory Book, which includes population statistics, Federal, State, County and Municipal Officials and Supervisors, all County Departments and Department Heads, as well as committees, boards, commissions and other organizational appointments to the County Board.
2012-2013 La Crosse County Directory of Public
The 2012-2013 book may be purchased at the counter for $2.00 each plus tax or may be requested by mail with a pre-payment of $3.50 each (which includes tax, shipping and handling) for all books sent out by return mail.
2013-2014 La Crosse County Directory of Public
The 2012-2013 book, which should be ready sometime in June, will be $2.00 each plus tax at the counter when it is available or it may be requested by mail anytime with a pre-payment of $3.50 each (which includes tax, shipping and handling) for all books sent out by return mail.
An order form and the current Directory information can also be accessed on this web site under Publications on the La Crosse County Home Page or Public Directory from the County Clerk Home Page.
A parade permit is needed when an organized event such as a parade, bicycle race or ride, procession, marathon, run, walk, etc. occurs on La Crosse County Highways and Roads. The application must be submitted no less than 15 days prior to the usage and, if less than 45 days before, such application must be made in person.
1.) A completed application (Printable Application Form)
2.) $50.00 permit fee
3.) Proof of liability insurance not less than $500,000 per occurrence or $1,000,000 annual aggregate. Said evidence of insurance shall include a certificate naming the County of La Crosse as additional insured in connection with said usage.
4.) A complete written route of the event (plus a route map and traffic safety/control plan).
After the clerk has received all of these requirements and consulted with the involved departments and jurisdictions, a permit will be issued if approved.
TIMBER CUTTING NOTICE:
Prior to cutting timber or other forest products, a Timber Cutting Notice needs to be filed here. The filing fee is $10.00. A completed notice must be submitted to our office with the filing fee, by mail or in person, prior to the onset of the logging activity.
LOGGING ROAD PERMIT: A permit is required when land disturbance, such as a logging road, will occur. The cost of the permit is $100. Complete the appropriate section of the permit application and submit to our office with $110.00 ($10 filing fee plus $100 permit fee.) Make checks payable to the County Treasurer. If approved, a permit will be issued by the Land Conservation Department.
PRINTABLE APPLICATION FORM:
TIMBER CUT NOTICE AND LOGGING ROAD PERMIT APPLICATION
NOTARY PUBLIC APPLICATIONS:
Notary Public application forms are available as a convenience. The applicant must submit the form to the Secretary of State in Madison.
Printable Application Form
We have registration applications for boats, ATVs, and snowmobiles, which must be sent to the DNR in Madison or turned in to the local DNR office in the State Office building on Mormon Coulee Rd.
STATE OF WISCONSIN DNR APPLICATIONS, LICENSE, AND PERMITS:
State of Wisconsin DNR applications, licenses, and permits can be obtained in our office. A valid driver’s license and/or a previous DNR license would need to be presented at time of purchase. If you are disabled and are purchasing a disabled license, you will need to provide proof from the Social Security Office or the Veteran’s Office. Cash or check is accepted for payment of the purchase.
STATE OF IOWA DNR APPLICATIONS, LICENSE, AND PERMITS:
Applications, licenses and permits may be purchased in our office as well; however, what we have to offer for the State of Iowa DNR is limited. A valid driver’s license and/or a previous State of Iowa DNR license would need to be presented at the time of purchase. Cash or check is also accepted as payment for the purchase.
SENATE AND ASSEMBLY BILLS AND ACTS:
Proposed and amended Senate Bills, Assembly Bills, and Wisconsin Acts from the current session can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.legis.state.wi.us
These and all of the records in the County Clerk’s office are public record and are available for viewing upon request. Copies cost .25 cents.
For further information please contact the La Crosse County Clerk’s office at 608-785-9581, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, effective October 1, 2012. Thank you for visiting our Web Page. We look forward to serving you.