Welcome to the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin

Jefferson, Wisconsin is a quaint Wisconsin community. Main Street shows off its vintage buildings and steepled churches built by German craftsmen. Two picturesque rivers flow through the middle of town. Our rivers will be a focal point for visitors and residents, so they can float up and catch a concert, meal and even camp along the riverbank. We know what we have is special, because people from big cities keep moving here. It’s also because we’re close by, comfortable, easygoing, hardworking, genuine and fun loving. If the great outdoors are important in your life, then Jefferson should be, too. Because, “We’re Going Outside”.

Spring 2020

March 31, 2020:  

Evers Safer at Home Order FAQs

 Link to Press Release (pdf)

March 24, 2020:   

Link to Press Release (pdf)


March 24, 2020: 

*From Jefferson UtilitiesONLINE AND OVER THE PHONE PAYMENTS ARE NOW FREE! Consider paying your bill using one of these methods.

March 23, 2020: 

*From WWTP Superintendent Clark…We are asking for our residents help in dealing with the issue of flushable baby wipes, personal hygiene wipes, or disinfectant wipes. Many of these products have the wording “Flushable” on their packaging which is misleading. These items do not break down and cause plugging issues in our sewer mains and pump stations. They can also cause backups inside your home’s plumbing system. For your safety and the safety of Wastewater Utility personnel, we ask you to NOT flush the products down the toilet, but dispose of these wipes in your garbage. This is one more step we can take to minimize everyone’s risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.


March 16, 2020: 

*Senior Center is closed until further notice.
*Park & Rec Programming is suspended until further notice.
*Library is closed until further notice.
*Museum is closed until further notice.

Senior Center, Library and Park/Recreation Staff are still reporting to work. Please feel free to reach out to these departments via email and phone. Thank you for your understanding.

*Municipal Court – From Judge Miller

“The Municipal Court window will be closed at this time. Citizens can still use the drop box for payments or pay online or at the Police Department. All releases of license suspensions will be sent to the DMV on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, after receipt of payment or receipt of verification of payment through the State Debt Collection. Please check the DMV website to see when you are eligible to reinstate.

Court for March 19, 2020, will be rescheduled to May 7, 2020. Anyone wishing to enter a Not Guilty plea may do so by mailing or putting in the drop box your plea along with your name, address, and citation number. You will then receive notice of your pre-trial via mail.

Any questions can be directed to the Municipal Court Clerk at 674-0444.”

*City Hall is still open to foot traffic.
1) If you are ill, please do not visit the office, please contact us via phone or email so we may assist you.
2) Please use other methods to contact us before physically visiting our office. Please use phone, email or USPS when possible.
3) Absentee ballots can be obtained by using the Statewide website. www.myvote.wi.gov
4) Pet licenses are due April 1, please feel free to use the drop box outside our door, mail or email (with online payment). We are still open to serve you in person, but our goal is also to keep everyone healthy!

Social distancing is difficult for many of us, but keeping the most vulnerable in our community healthy is our goal!

March 16, 2020: 

COVID-19 Fraud Alert for Seniors

Link to Press Release (pdf)


News & Announcements

Are you Registered to Vote?

Anyone wishing to vote in the state of Wisconsin has three options to register: 1. BY MAIL: Download the Application for Voter Registration Voter Registration Application in English, or Spanish or Hmong, complete the form and mail it into the municipal clerk’s office. Find your Wisconsin Municipal Clerk here. The application must be postmarked no later than the 3rd Wednesday before the election. PLEASE NOTE: State and federal law now requires that any first-time voter submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence. (A “first-time voter” is an individual who has not voted in an election in Wisconsin.) Acceptable forms of proof of residence are outlined below. Please note that first-time voters registering by mail may not use a residential lease as proof of residence. The copy of the form of proof of residence must be included when submitting the registration application. If a copy of proof of residence is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot at the polling place or before being issued an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk’s office. 2. IN PERSON: Register in the municipal clerk’s office up to 5 p.m. or the close of business whichever is later on the Friday before the election. Note: After the BY MAIL deadline, an elector registering in person in the clerk’s office is required to present acceptable proof of residence as outlined below. 3. AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY: If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you reside at your present location. For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include: A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality. NOTE: Proof of residency is required for voter registration and must be current and valid. The purpose of the proof of residency document is to establish the voter’s current address, not to prove that the voter complies with the 10 consecutive day residency requirement. The voter’s sworn statement on the registration form that they meet the 10-day requirement shall be presumed to be true unless the inspector or a challenger has first-hand knowledge sufficient to question the certification.

Construction Begins by North Interchange!

Construction of a hotel and retention basin have started on the northern border of the City of Jefferson!

Absentee Voting

Who can Request an Absentee Ballot? Any qualified elector (U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, who has resided in the district in which he or she intends to vote for at least 10 days) who registers to vote is eligible to request an absentee ballot. Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one. You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote. Refer to Link for Additional Information

Quick Links & Areas of Interest 

Need Help?

Jefferson City Hall: (920) 674-7700
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce: (920) 674-4511