Website Updates

Just a note to let you know we added a Projects page to the site (link below) and updated the layout to a one column format. We also updated the menu relocating Documents and Projects as submenu items under Government. Hopefully it will be easier to navigate.


Dog/cat owners who fail to license their animals by March 31st will be subject to a late fee of $5.00 and an additional late fee of $10.00 will be assessed after April 30th! The Village Treasurer will notify Shawano County Sheriff of any unlicensed animals for appropriate fine. The Board has also designated a Dog Lister, who will verify all dogs are licensed with the Village.

No licenses will be issued without a certificate of rabies vaccination. All animals 5 months and older must have a rabies vaccination by a veterinarian. This is a state imposed law.

Please mail Certificate of Rabies Vaccination when applying for a dog license by mail. Certificate of rabies vaccination will be returned with dog/cat license.

If you no longer have a dog that was licensed in the Village last year, please notify the treasurer by mail or phone in order for us to remove it from our records.

Notice to landlords – please inform your renters with dogs/cats to have them licensed!

Dog/cat fees are:

$5.00 -neutered male or spayed females

$10.00 – unneutered or unspayed dogs/cats

Licenses can be obtained starting December 15th by mailing to:

Village of Birnamwood

PO Box M

Birnamwood, WI 54414



Tax bills are mailed out by the end of December.

Payment amounts are included on the payment stub(s) located at the bottom of your tax bill. Please send appropriate stub with payment (1st installment, 2nd installment or paid in full).

Please do not send the entire tax bill with payment.

You may include all parcels on one check.

You may also include dog/cat license fees on the same check.

Payments will be accepted in the form of check, cashier’s check or money order. Please do not send or pay with cash. If sending an escrow check, verify it meets or exceeds the tax bill amount and endorse the escrow check for all names listed on the check.

Tax bills under $100.00 or less are payable in full by January 31 to the Village of Birnamwood Treasurer. Tax bills over $100.00 can be paid in two installments. First installment is due by January 31st to Village of Birnamwood. Second installment is due by July 31st to the County Treasurer. Any payments after January 31st are also paid to Shawano County Treasurer.

If you want a receipt, include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Send payment to:

Village of Birnamwood

PO Box M

Birnamwood, WI 54414


Shawano County Treasurer

311 North Main St

Shawano, WI 54166


You can print your own tax bill or tax receipt from Shawano County’s website –

Choose – Maps and land records

Choose – property/tax information – Ascent

Enter First & Last name as they appear on your tax bill or parcel ID then click “find now” button

This will bring you to your parcel number or a list of parcel numbers

Click on your red parcel number

In the middle of the page that appears next, click the drop down arrow “select detail” and select “taxes”

You will see “print tax bills” and a list of available years. Click on current year and tax bill will open as a pdf document that you can print.

To print a tax receipt, under “tax history”, click on red tax year and in pop-up in upper right corner click on red “printer friendly”. Receipt will open for you to print.



At this website you can register to vote, vote absentee by mail, find where to vote, see what’s on your ballot and track your ballot.

Or contact Village Clerk at or 715-449-2001

Polls open : 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Voting Location: Matsche Center – 362 Railroad St.

2022 Elections

February 15 – Spring Primary

April 5 – Spring Election

August 9 – Partisan Primary

November 8 – Fall General Election

State of Wisconsin election website –

Election forms can be downloaded from here.

Application for Absentee Ballot (EL-121)

Application for Vote Registration (EL- 131)

VILLAGE BOARD MEETINGVILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOODMONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020 Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St. 7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Adoption of agenda

4. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary

5. Public comments

6. Reading and approval of minutes

7. Approval to pay bills as presented

8. Old business

a. Coronavirus update

b. Speed sign reports

9. Committee reports

a. Finance & Insurance

b. Property & Land Use – Backes Store demo update

c. Parks/Events/Sidewalks – merry-go-rounds

d. Water/Sewer/Streets – ditches & culverts on Corazalla Dr – Phase 1 estimates

e. Ordinances – review ordinances submitted at last meeting

f. Clerk communications

10. New Business


B: events

Primary Election August

Fall General Election November 3

C: Next meeting – August 24, 2020

It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum  of members of other governmental bodies of the Municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information; no action will be taken by any governmental body at the above stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.

Please note, that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, contact the Village Clerk at 715-449-2001 or PO Box M, Birnamwood, WI 54414. Accommodations due to disability can be made by calling 715-449-3141 or 715-449-2001.


Posted Monday, August 3, 2020