Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI

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ALL PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND RESTROOMS REMAIN CLOSED.  Clerk available by appointment, call 715-795-2782.

The General Election is November 3rd!  You can register to vote and request absentee ballots online at  In person voting begins October 20 - contact the clerk for an appointment.

CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19 pandemic Information

See Governor's website for updates
    Executive Order 90, declaring a public health emergency (Sept. 22)
    Emergency Order 1, regarding face coverings (Sept. 22)
County issues Large Gathering Order (Sept. 4)
Washburn gathering produces COVID cases (Aug. 29)

Bayfield County Information
Bayfield County Alert Center
Need assistance? Want to help? Barnes Community Assistance (April 2)
Town Public Health Emergency resolution (March 24)
Seasonal/Second Homeowners (March 22)
Ambulance Use (March 23)

TRANSFER SITE:   IT IS OPEN WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, 8am-2pm.  Fees for TVS AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT are charged BY WEIGHT.   The Brush Pit is open the same days/hours

The 2020 Census is here!  The Official 2020 Census day was April 1, 2020!

Update: Census workers will be in our area: Census workers will begin going door to door to drop off Census packets to those who have not yet responded to the Census. Please do not be alarmed they will be wearing badges and will just leave the information at your door.  People are strongly encouraged to respond promptly to the 2020 Census using the ID number included in the questionnaire packet. Responding with a census ID or the paper questionnaire helps ensure the best count of their community. People can respond online, by phone or by using the paper form in the packet.

Mailings began in mid-March. This year’s census has an online option for computers, tablets and phones. Enter your street address to completed the nine questions. Did you know that each person completing the census represents approximately $13,000 in state and federal funding for Wisconsin? Census data is not sold nor shared in any way.

THE NEW EMERGENCY SERVICES BUILDING IS COMPLETE!  An Open House will be held when it is safe to do so.  See pictures here.

Census Workers are needed!  You can apply online at or call 1-855-JOB-2020.  

Interested in serving on Town Committees?  Click on the Committees tab to Volunteer.

Silver Beach Elk returns to Barnes
Don't remember about this 500 year old elk? Learn more here.
Read about the recent return and Senator Bewley's visit here.
Visit the BAHA website here.

Barnes Emergency Services sent out letters to property owners in an effort to raise funds for our new Emergency Services Building To date, nearly $69,000 has been donated!  The fund raising goal is $125,000.   The Town has a brokerage account so we accept stock donations!  Contact the clerk for more information.

Tracy Pooler is the Bayfield County Ass't Zoning Administrator -contact him at 715-373-6138 for Planning and Zoning questions.  His office hours have resumed, Tuesdays 10am-noon. 




The notices, agendas, minutes and postings on the Town website are for informational purposes only. They may not be the most current version and therefore are NOT considered the official or legal copy.
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3360 County Highway N, Barnes, WI 54873

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