The Town of Washington roads are now open to ATV/UTV/SXS. County and state roads are not open but you may travel across them.

Annual Town Meeting

What is the annual town meeting?

• A meeting of the town electors, statutorily required to be held by each town on an annual basis.
• An opportunity for the electors to exercise their direct powers under s. 60.10, Wis. Stat.
• The required time for the board to present the annual financial statement to the town
• The electors may add items to the agenda from the floor at the start of the meeting
• The electors may vote to establish numbered supervisor seats (Supervisor #1, Supervisor #2, etc.)
• The electors may authorize the town board to appropriate $ for very specific purposes
   — conservation of natural resources
   — insect, plan, or animal disease control
   — civic functions
• Board retains discretion over whether to actually spend the funds authorized

Welcome to the Town of Washington's official website


The Town of Washington is located in northeastern Shawano County, generally east of the City of Shawano. The town surrounds the Village of Cecil and includes most of the southern and about half of the northern shorelines of Shawano Lake. STH 22 enters Washington near its southwest corner, angles through the town in a northeasterly direction, and exits in the northeastern part of the town at the Oconto River. Washington has been experiencing steady growth over the past few decades. The upgrade of Highway 29, which passes a short distance to the south, will make the town more convenient to the Green Bay urban area and is expected to increase development pressure in the town.


The Town of Washington contains approximately 35 square miles of land area and nearly four square miles of surface water. Its estimated 1997 population was 1,771. In 1990, there were 642 occupied housing units in the town, with an average household size of 2.52 persons. Approximately 43 percent of the Town of Washington's housing units were vacant. About 88 percent of the town's vacant units were used as seasonal residences. As of 2012, the estimated population has grown to 1,899.

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Calendar of Events

3rd Tuesday of each month

Regular Town Meeting
- 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall

May 21, 2019

Regular Town Meeting
- 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall




Quick Facts

Organized: February 18, 1870
2012 Population: 1,899
Size: 22,090 Acres
2012 Assessed Value: $191,595,500 includes 2,246 parcels

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and recyclables will be collected on Monday of each week on the north side of highway 22 & west side of highway H & R. Call (715) 584-7691 for more information.

Paying Your Taxes

Preferred payment is by mail. Make payment to Town of Washington. Tax receipts will be returned only if a self-addressed stamped envelope is enclosed.