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What are the Village Office hours?

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The Village Office is open Monday through Fridays from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  There are exceptions to this when the Clerk/Treasurer attends out of the village meetings, conferences or educational classes.  The answering machine at the office (583-4400) will have updated information or the Village Calendar will also show closed dates.  Notices are also posted on the window at the office.

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If I need to receive/send a fax, can I do this at the Village Office?

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Yes, there is a charge of $.50 per page to receive or send a fax from our office.

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Can I get copies made at the office or get copies of documents in the Village Office?

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Yes, anyone can receive a copy of any official document from the Village Office.  There is a charge of $.10 per page for a black and white copy, $.15 for a color copy.  Charges could be assessed for searching archives.  This will be addressed prior to researching.  The Office can also make copies of documents you bring to our office for the same fees as above.

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What is the Village curfew?

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The Village curfew for children 16 and younger is 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM unless accompanied by their legal parent or guardian.

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How much is a dog license?

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Dog licenses are $5.00 for spayed or neutered animals or $10.00 for all others five months of age or older.  A rabies certificate is required for licensing new dogs, and if your dog is being re-licensed an updated certificate may be required.  Licensing your dog is an ANNUAL requirement by the State of Wisconsin and must be done by April 1st of each year.  A late fee of $5 per animal is charged after April 1st.

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Are there any restrictions on how many or what types of animals I can own within the Village?

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Yes, please see the ordinance here

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When will the water/sewer utility bills come out?

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The Village of Oakfield Municipal Water/Sewer Utility issues quarterly bills March 31st, June 30th, September 30th and December 31st of each year. Due dates for each quarter are April 30th, July 31st, October 31st and January 31st.

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Where can I pay my utility bill?

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Payments for utility bills, fees or any invoice received from the Village Office may be paid at the office during regular scheduled business hours or you can drop them in the payment box in the vestibule of the Community Center or you can mail them to our post office box number 98.

We currently only accept cash, checks and money orders as forms of payment. 

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Where can I pay my taxes?

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Taxes are collected at the Village Office from mid-December until January 31st each year.  Payments made after January 31st must be done at the Fond du Lac County Treasurer's office located at 160 S. Macy Street in Fond du Lac.  Second installment payments are also made at the County Treasurer's office and are due by July 31st. 

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I need a copy of my tax bill.  Where can I get one?

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Tax bill copies are available online through Fond du Lac County's website here.  Do not include directionals (north, south, etc.) in your address search.  Copies can be printed at the Village Office but regular copy fees will apply. 

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What is the phone number to the Post Office in Oakfield?

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Postmaster Bob can be reached at 583-3503.

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Do I need a building permit?

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Please contact our building inspector to find out if you need a building permit. More information can be found on our webpage under Building Inspection.

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I want to install a fire pit in my yard?  What are the requirements/restrictions?

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Click the link here to view the ordinance for open burning.  Please note; the Village does NOT allow the burning of yard waste or leaves. 

Q:

My trash and/or recycling wasn't picked up this week.  Why? 

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Garbage is collected every Monday unless that day is a holiday in which case it would be collected on Tuesday.  Recycling is picked up every other week according to the schedule sent out annually at the end of the year.  The calendar can also be viewed here.

Advanced Disposal also requires a minimum of 3 feet between garbage/recycling containers.  This area is necessary to allow the automatic equipment to lift the containers safely.  Advanced Disposal also will not pick up containers that are overflowing.  If you have a situation where you have an excessive amount of trash or recycling please contact Advanced Disposal at 920-387-0612.

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I have an old refrigerator, microwave, computer, etc, to recycle.  What can I do with it? 

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Many of these items can be recycled locally for free.  Please see the flyer available in the Community Center lobby or visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Ecycle/ to search for a list of local businesses that recycle electronics. 

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How can I dispose of an old mattress or other larger furniture?

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The Village has an annual Bulky Waste pickup day.  It is always scheduled for the Monday following the Village-Wide Rummage Sale which is the first Saturday in August.  Restricted items include large appliances, anything containing freon, tires, used oil, batteries and electronics items.  Construction material will also not be picked up.  Please contact the Village Office with questions on other types of materials.

If you missed Bulky Waste pick up and must dispose of something it must be taken to the Glacier Ridge Landfill south of Mayville. Advanced Disposal does not pick up bulky items at any other time of year.  Guelig's, located at 318 Fond du Lac Avenue in Eden, is also an option for disposing of larger items.  They charge a minimal fee for disposal.  Call 920-948-1304 for more details.

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What do I do with my leaves in the fall?

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Public Works generally collects leaves weekly on Tuesdays starting in October, continuing through mid-November.  Due to the large amount of leaves that employees need to pick up the collection day can vary from week to week.  However, if you place leaves on your curb right after collection is completed near your house, please do not expect employees to come back for a special collection. 

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I have a question about my home's assessed value.  Who can I call for more information? 

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The Village's assessor is Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc.  Our appraiser is Nick Laird and he can be reached at 1-800-721-4157. 

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Where do I vote?  What do I need to bring?

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The polling place is located in the Community Center at 130 N. Main Street.  Polls on election day are open from 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Starting in 2016 photo ID WILL be required at every election.  You will be required to show an acceptable form of photo ID every time you vote.  Please click here for acceptable forms of photo ID. 

If you have never voted in the Village of Oakfield you will need to fill out a new registration form and show proof of residency.  Click here to view documents that qualify for proof of residency.  More information on elections in the Village can be found here.  Please call the Village Office with any additional questions. 

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I changed my name and/or moved within the Village since the last election.  What do I need to do to update my information in the poll books?

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In order for your name and/or address to be updated you must have proof that your name has been changed and/or have a valid Proof of Residency document and then fill out a new voter registration form.  See this link for examples of valid Proof of Residency documents.  If you are unable to provide any of this information you must vote under your previous name and/or address and fill out a new registration form at a later date. 

Any change in information on your voter registration must be accompanied with a valid document and will require a new registration form to be filled out.  Please contact the Village Office with questions. 

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What can I do with yard waste/lawn clippings?

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Yard waste, small tree trimmings and lawn clippings may be brought to the Village Garage at 343 N. Main Street and disposed of in the appropriate area.  Public Works no longer collects yard waste from the curb effective January 1, 2016.