Welcome to the Town of Oregon in Dane County, Wisconsin!

Oregon is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population is 3,192.

Oregon Town Hall                   Town Recycling Center (TORC)
1138 Union Road                       1067 Storytown Road
Oregon, WI  53575                     Oregon, WI  53575
608-835-3200                             608-835-6459 (answered during open hours)
Mon-Thurs. 8-12 & 1-4               Sat. 7:30-4:30
Friday by Appt.*                          Wed. 2:00-6:00 (ONLY May 1 to Nov. 1)

Town Hall may close when local schools are canceled to reduce traffic and facilitate snow removal.

NEWS BULLETIN - check out the latest news below.

2/4/16  Property Tax Payment Receipts can be found on Access Dane  


2/4/16 Notice of Spring Primary




At the Spring Primary to be held onTuesday, February 16, 2016in theVillage of Oregon, Village of Brooklyn, Town of Rutland and Town of OregonofDane County, Wisconsin,the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:


                           Location                                                                              Wards


Village of Oregon

Oregon Village Hall, 117 Spring St., Oregon, WI  53575                   1-6 & 11-12


People’s United Methodist Church,                                                    7-10

103 Alpine Parkway, Oregon, WI  53575


Village of Brooklyn

Brooklyn Village Hall, 102 North Rutland Ave.,                                 1-3

Brooklyn, WI  53521                                                                            


Town of Rutland

Rutland Town Hall, 785 Center Road,                                               1 & 2

Stoughton, WI  53589


Town of Oregon

Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Road,                                               1-4

Oregon, WI  53575                   




If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.


Village of Oregon:  Peggy Haag, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, WI  53575

(608) 835-3118, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri.)


Village of Brooklyn:  Carol Strause, 210 Commercial St., Brooklyn, WI  53521

(608) 455-4201, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Mon-Thurs.)


Town of Rutland:  Dawn George, 4177 Old Stage Road, Brooklyn, WI, 53521

(608) 455-3925, Call Number for Hours


Town of Oregon:  Denise Arnold, 1138 Union Road, Oregon, WI  53575

(608) 835-3200, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Mon-Thurs.)


All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.



Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers

At the closeof voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will convene as a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers and the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.


Posted                    02/02/16

Published              02/11/16


Type D Notice |Rev 2014-10 | Government Accountability Board, P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI  53707-7984 | 608-261-2028|

web: gab.wi.gov | email: gab@wi.gov


1/30/16  Receipt for Property Tax Payments can be located in Access Dane  https://accessdane.countyofdane.com/



1/13/16  Public Test of Voting Equipment

  Town of Oregon

  1138 Union Road 

Oregon, WI  53575




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENthat a PUBLIC TEST of the automatic tabulating equipment will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Oregon Town Hall located at 1138 Union Road.  This equipment will be used at the Spring Primary to be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.  This public test is open to the general public and includes a demonstration of the DS200 and AutoMark electronic voting systems.


                                                                        Denise R. Arnold

                                                                        Town of Oregon Clerk


Posted                   1/13/16

Published              2/04/16 

Oregon Town Hall •1138 Union Road •Oregon, Wisconsin 53575

Telephone:  (608) 835-3200 •Fax:  (608) 835-2235


1/13/16  Notice of Spring Primary and Sample Ballot

 Notice of Spring Primary and

Sample Ballots
February 16, 2016
Notice is hereby given of a spring primary election to be held in Dane County on February 16, 2016 at which the officers named below shall be nominated.  The names of the candidates for each office, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below.
Upon entering the polling place, a voter shall state his or her name and address, show an acceptable form of photo identification and sign the poll book and show acceptable proof of identification before being permitted to vote.  If a voter is not registered to vote, a voter may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence, if the voter presents proof of residence in a form specified by law.  Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot.  Upon being permitted to vote, the voter shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that a voter who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the voter's minor child or minor ward.  An election official may inform the voter of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.
Where Optical Scan Voting is Used
The voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote, and fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the write-in line.  On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to "yes" if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to "no" if opposed to the question.
When using an electronic ballot marking device (“Automark”) to mark an optical scan ballot, the voter shall touch the screen at the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.  On referendum questions, the voter shall touch the screen at "yes" if in favor of the question, or the voter shall touch the screen at "no" if opposed to the question.
After Voting the Ballot
After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show.  The voter shall insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit.  The voter shall leave the polling place promptly.
A voter may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the voter's employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the voter.
The following is a sample of the official ballot:  Sample Ballot
        Scott McDonell, County Clerk
1/12/16  Notice of Voting By Absentee Ballot 




Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued. 


You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.


Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.  You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.


Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail


The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

5 pm on the fifth day before the election, February 11, 2016.


Note:    Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.


Voting an absentee ballot in person


You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.


Peggy Haag, Clerk                                                  Denise Arnold, Clerk

VILLAGE OF OREGON                                          TOWN OF OREGON

117 Spring Street                                                     1138 Union Road

Oregon, WI  53575                                                   Oregon, WI  53575

(608) 835-3118                                                         (608) 835-3200

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)                             8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)



Dawn George, Clerk                                                Carol Strause, Clerk

TOWN OF RUTLAND                                            VILLAGE OF BROOKLYN

4177 Old Stage Road                                              210 Commercial St.

Brooklyn, WI  53521                                                Brooklyn, WI  53521

(608) 455-3925                                                         (608) 455-4201

Call above number for hours                                 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)


The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:

February 1, 2016


The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office:

February 12, 2016


No in-person absentee voting may occur on a weekend or legal holiday.


The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on February 16, 2016.  Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the board of canvassers if postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday following the election.


Publish 1/14/16


    TYPE E NOTICE |Rev 2015-04 | Government Accountability Board, P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI  53707-7984 | 608-261-2028 | web: gab.wi.gov | email: gab@wi.gov






NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Town of Oregon, in the County of Dane, State of Wisconsin, that a Town Caucus for said Town will be held at the Town Hall, 1138 Union Road in said Town on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. (snow date of Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.) to nominate candidates for the different Town offices to be voted for at the Town Election to be held on the first Tuesday in April of this year (April 5, 2016).


Offices to be filled with nominations are: 


Town Board Supervisor

Town Board Supervisor





                                                            Wayne L. Ace, Chairman

                                                            Denise R. Arnold, Town Clerk


Posted             1/04/16

Published        1/14/16


2015 Tax Collection:  Tax payments and dog licenses applications will be accepted at the town hall during office hours M-Th 8-12 & 1-4.  The office will also be open on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 8-12(noon).  If you have questions, please call the office at 835-3200.12/4/15

The 2015 Property Tax Bills are being finalized.  The tax bills will be delivered by Monday, December 21, 2015.

Property tax bill payments can be made at anytime during normal business hours at the Town Hall.  If you are unable to make it during normal office hours and want to make a payment in person, the clerk's office will also be open Saturday, December 26, 2015 & Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NOON) to collect property tax payments and issue dog licenses.



Is anyone interested being a poll worker for the 2016 Election year?  The clerk's office will be holding an election training on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Please contact the clerk's office at 835-3200 if your interested.  

2016 Elections

Tuesday, February 16 – Spring Primary

Tuesday, April 5 – Spring Election

Tuesday, August 9 – Partisan Primary

Tuesday, November 8 – General Election


Notice of Road Construction

The Town of Oregon has contracted with Payne & Dolan for road work beginning on Monday, July 20, 2015 (weather permitting).  Expect delays, but road will remain open to local traffic.  A portion of your driveway will be affected by construction in order to blend into the new roadway.  

The following roads will be impacted:

Harding St.

Tyler St.

Johnson Ave.

Coolidge St.

If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk’s office at 835-3200.  


The Town of Oregon Recycling Center will be open on Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Fireworks permits can be obtained at the clerk's office from 8-12 & 1-4.  The office will be open on Friday, July 3 & Monday, July 5.  



The Building Inspector will be available to meet with you by appointment.  A customer service team is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please call the toll free number for inspections or assistance: 1-800-422-5220.  IIL is a State Certified inspection agency now serving over 100 other municipalities.  All IIL inspectors are State certified and our staff includes licensed master electricians and master plumbers.


 Town of Oregon Residents

Notice of Road Construction

The Town of Oregon will be doing culvert work during the month of May 2015, weather permitting.  The following roads are affected: Kennedy Park Rd., Harding St. Tyler St., Johnson Ave., Coolidge St., Woodvale Dr., Forest Glen, and Trusler Cir.

If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk’s office at 835-3200.

To view the notice, click here.


5/1/15  Open Postion on Planning Commission

The Town of Oregon Planning Commission has an open committee position.  Interested applicants must be committed to rural living and be able to attend monthly meetings plus additional work sessions as needed.  Must be a Town of Oregon residents.  Application available at the Town of Oregon, 1138 Union Road, Oregon, WI  53575 or at here.  Applications must be received by Monday, June 8, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  For questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at 835-3200.

4/22/15  Open Book and Board of Review 




Thursday, May 14, 2015

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

10:00 a.m. – Noon


The 2015 Town of Oregon Open Book will be held at the Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Road on Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10:00 p.m. to Noon.  Appointments are not required.

Open Book is an informal meeting with the assessor to ask questions and review assessment records. 

Property Owners are encouraged to attend the open book to verify the assessment of their property.  In addition, property owners can learn how their assessment was calculated, compare your property to similar properties, verify open land acreages and valuations, and learn how market activity affected the assessment.

The 2015 Town of Oregon Board of Review will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  To appear at the Board of Review, it is required that an appointment is scheduled48 hours prior to the start of Board of Review.  Appointments are scheduled with the Clerk’s Office at 835-3200.


Denise Arnold

Town Clerk


Published:  April 30 & May 7, 2015         

4/20/15  Wood Chips and Compost are avaiable at the TORC on a first-come basis.  

Calendar of Events

Feb 09, 2016, Tue 06:30pm
Feb 09, 2016, Tue 06:30pm
Feb 10, 2016, Wed 09:00am
Feb 16, 2016, Tue 07:00am
Feb 22, 2016, Mon 06:30pm
Mar 01, 2016, Tue 07:00pm
Mar 03, 2016, Thu All Day
Apr 05, 2016, Tue 07:00pm
Apr 07, 2016, Thu All Day
May 03, 2016, Tue 07:00pm
May 05, 2016, Thu All Day
Jun 02, 2016, Thu All Day
Jun 07, 2016, Tue 07:00pm