Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI


South Shore Rd Bridge Replacement

Town Transfer Site Hours & Information

DNR Fire Management
Get informed about Wildland Fire. Proper burning; get a permit; current fire danger; Firewise tips; and more.


FREE COMMUNITY COVID-19 TESTING EVENT this Friday, 1/22 at the Iron River Community Center, 11am-5pm. Registration is not required but encouraged.  See Bayfield County's website for more information.


There will be a Spring Primary on Tuesday, February 16th.  Absentee Ballots can be issued beginning January 26th so please submit your request for a ballot by regular mail, email or drop off in the dropbox. All requests must include a copy of your photo ID.    In person absentee voting begins on February 2nd.

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION-Chairperson Webb has submitted a notification of non-candidacy; Tom Renz has submitted a Declaration of Candidacy for the Chair position.  Donna Porter and Susan Jansen have also submitted Declarations of Candidacy for re-election to their supervisor positions; Dave Scully and Jim Frint have submitted their paperwork for the supervisor positions.  

TAX BILLS WERE  MAILED THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER-Please contact our office if you have not received yours.  Please note that due to the pandemic, we will not be accepting in person tax payments this year.  You can leave your payment in the dropbox in front of the Town Office.  If you require a receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment and we will mail your receipt.  You can also get a copy at once the payment has been posted.  Sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.  

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

CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19 pandemic Information

Urgent - Do your part to reduce current spike in cases (Oct. 30)
County issues Small Gathering Advisory (Oct. 26)
Bayfield County COVID Info.
See WI Dept. Of Health Services website for updates
See Governor's website for updates
    Emergency Order 3, Limiting Public Gatherings (Oct. 6)
    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 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)

THE TRANSFER SITE WINTER HOURS NOW IN EFFECT, OPEN WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS, 8am-2pm (closed on Saturdays).  The Brush Pit is open the same days/hours.

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

 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.   You can donate using Paypal. The Town also 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. 





Cross Country Skiing:
Tomahawk Lake Trail
(Trail Reports)
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