Welcome to the Town of Dunn, Dane County, WI

Town Business During COVID-19

In response to the current COVID-19 situation and in accordance with recommendations from Dane County Public Health, social distancing measures are being practiced. Our foremost priority is to protect the health and safety of the Town of Dunn’s residents and employees from coronavirus.

Town services are happening in new ways. Whenever possible, we will assist by email, phone, conference call, or online video meetings. The Town has a drop off/pick-up window for exchange of documents and signatures that are available by appointment.  Please call ahead or contact the appropriate staff member by email: staff contact list.

This is a rapidly changing situation and we appreciate your support and understanding during this time.

Waiver of Penalty and Interest for Some Property Tax Payments

If you choose to pay your 2019 real estate taxes in two installments, the second installment due date is July 31, and payment is made to the Dane County Treasurer, which has not changed. (Dane County Treasurer: P.O. Box 1299, Madison, WI 53701-1299). However, in response to COVID-19, the Town of Dunn, together with other municipalities in Dane County, adopted a Resolution allowing the County Treasurer to temporarily waive interest and penalty for tax installments due after April 1, 2020. The County can waive interest and penalty until October 1, 2020. This means that the Town of Dunn property owners who make their second installment payment after the July 31 deadline will not be assessed penalty or interest until October 1, 2020.

Need a Copy of Your Tax Bill or a Tax Payment Receipt?
1. Visit AccessDane at accessdane.countyofdane.com
2. Search for your property on AccessDane. Under the photo of your property, you will see a blue bar labeled “Tax Information.”
3. Print a copy of your tax bill: Click on the “E-Bill” button below the blue bar to open a PDF copy of your tax bill.
4. Print a copy of your tax receipt: Scroll down below the “Tax Information” button and click on click on the “E-Receipt” which is located to the right of the E-Bill button.

Amundson Landing Boat Launch

The Town of Dunn pier located off of Quam Drive cannot be installed at this time as two of the main support and stabilizing pipes have been taken. These are specialized pieces specifically made for this pier. Any information on their whereabouts would be greatly appreciated.

Town Parks: COVID-19 Update

In recommendation of Phase II of Forward Dane playground equipment structures in Town parks are now OPEN. Social distancing and sanitizing before and after use is encouraged.

Town Transfer Site Closed on July 4th

Normally, the Transfer Site is open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 8 am to 3:45 pm
and every Wednesday through the end of November from 2 pm to 4:45 pm. * Please note: The Transfer Site will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 4th, 2020.* Therefore, the Transfer Site will only be open on one Saturday in the month of July (7/18)

Aquatic Debris & Vegetation Pier Pick-up Pilot Program for Lake Waubesa For Lake Waubesa Shoreline Residents

Lake Waubesa Conservation Association (LWCA), in partnership with Dane County Land and Water Resources, is sponsoring a pilot program for weed and lake debris pick-ups (you must cut) from our Lake Waubesa piers. Hurray!

Schedule: Week of July 6th and Week of July 20th, 2 pick-ups each week, items must be on pier by 7:00 am Monday to ensure pickup.

Materials allowed for Collection: Aquatic vegetation (lake plants, weeds and algae), debris washed up on shore (trash, logs, sticks, dead fish, etc.)

Restrictions: Only items retrieved from the lake, no yard or household debris and waste are permitted.

The 2020 pilot service is funded by LWCA membership, and generous donations from local municipalities, organizations, and individuals. Annual LWCA memberships help to fund this service and other such beneficial lake programs now and in the future. Please consider joining LWCA to support our Lake by visiting www.waubesa.org. Donations are also welcomed. Thank you.

Pilot Program 2020 Contributors: Great Lakes Ecological, Sal & Linda Troia, Valicom-Nancy & Paul Peckham, George & Teri Keeler, Dan & Tam Knickmeier, Town of Dunn, Village of McFarland and Waubesa Sailing Club.

For more information about this program go to www.facebook.com/Waubesa/ and Dane County: https://wred-lwrd.countyofdane.com/Aquatic-Plant-Management

Again, we thank you for your consideration and support of our lake, wetlands and trails. Let's keep Lake Waubesa a beautiful place for all to enjoy!

Please share this information with your neighbors.

Tamara Knickmeier,
LWCA President

US 51 Corridor Study

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are conducting the US 51 Corridor Study, from 1-39/90 to US 12/18 (Stoughton to McFarland), to evaluate alternatives that will improve safety, pavement condition, and congestion along the corridor and address the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians where feasible. Please click here to view recent key decision points and upcoming milestones.

The Wisconsin DOT recently selected "Alternative H" as the preferred alternative for the HWY 51 project.  More information about this alternative can be found below:

General Project Map

Detailed Maps

Information about the Project

For more information, please contact Jeff Berens, WisDOT Project Manager, at (608) 245-2656 or at Jeff.Berens@dot.wi.gov

Town Meetings

Click Here to view upcoming and past meetings Agendas and Minutes

Click Here to sign up for meeting notifications

Attend Town Meetings by Computer or Phone: Google Hangouts Meet will be used for future Town meetings. There are two ways to join any Town public meeting via Google Hangouts Meet, video with your computer or device, or audio with your phone. Meeting links and phone numbers will be posted on the meeting agendas. Agendas can be viewed by visiting dunn.civicweb.net.

Connect With Us

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Town Hall Hours

Due COVID-19, By Appointment Only Until Further Notice

The Town Hall is CLOSED on the following holidays: 
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.

In addition to these holiday closures, the Town Hall may close when schools close due to snowfall in order to reduce traffic and support snow removal. Call if you are in doubt.


  • Phone: 608-838-1081
  • Fax: 608-838-1085