Town of Lanark

Absentee Voting for November 8th General Election:

Absentee voting can done in several ways:

1.) You can request a ballot online at 

2.) You can request a ballot in writing via email ( or regular mail (a separate request must be made by each voter)

3.) You can vote at the Town Hall by appointment (the Clerk does not have set office hours).  Call the hall at 715/256-9801 or email to schedule.

In all cases, appropriate voter photo ID must be provided in order to receive a ballot!

Need a Ride to the Polls This Election Day?

The November elections are predicted to have one of the highest turnouts of voters in recent years.  The Portage County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Mobility Management Department is offering transportation to the polls on November 8 for adults 60 years and older and individuals with disabilities.  If you need assistance to the polls or to the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a voter ID, please contact the ADRC at least 48 hours in advance at 715-346-1401 or toll free, 1-866-920-2525. 

Property Tax Payment Information:

Property tax collection for the Town of Lanark at the Town Hall for 2016 taxes will be:
    Thursday, Dec. 29
th 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 31st 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Jan. 28th 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Monday, Jan. 30th 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please pay your dog licenses at the time you pay your taxes.  This will save the town money by not having to mail out reminder postcards.
You can also mail first half or full year’s tax payments and dog license fees and proof of rabies vaccination to:

 Theresa Maves, Town Treasurer
9070 County Road D
Amherst, WI  54406

Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope so she can return the dog tags and/or the receipt for your tax payments.

Second half tax payments can be paid at the International Bank of Amherst (in person) or the Portage County Treasurer’s Office (in person or via mail).

If you have never registered your dog in the town of Lanark you must do that every year-let’s try to get a 100% of dogs in the town of Lanark registered!
You will be fined $150 by the Portage County Sheriff’s Department if they have to come to your house for a problem with your dog and you have not registered it.

Fees are $7.00 for spayed or neutered dogs or $18.00 per dog if NOT spayed or neutered.

7174 County Road TT
Amherst, WI  54406
(715) 256-9801 (Phone)
Lanark Town Hall Sign in summer

Wondering what can be recycled? 

Read or download/print the
Portage County Recycling Guide!

Recycled materials create jobs and keep our waste costs as low as possible.




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