City Department Information- COVID-19

This page is dedicated to providing information about changes to services or new initiatives offered by our City Departments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  City Department and Division Heads are working together on an ongoing basis by continuing to minimize the risk of exposure and slow down the spread of COVID-19.  

City Hall is officially closed to the public.  If you need assistance please call 715-486-2000, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  A phone is located in the public lobby if you need to reach City staff during normal business hours.

The City accepts credit/debit card or e-check payments for municipal court fees, recreation fees, park facility rentals, library fees and real estate taxes.

 Assessor's Office:
  • “Open Book” has now concluded and the Board of Review will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers on Thursday, May 21, 2020.  In order to appear at the Board of Review, you must notify the City of Marshfield’s Clerk’s Office in writing not less than 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting.  Once notified, the clerk will make an appointment time for you to be heard. A properly completed objection form must be presented to the clerk prior to the hearing.
  • For more information on the appeal process, review the Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Real Property Owners can be found at by searching for the keywords “Assessment Appeal” or contacting the Department of Revenue, Office of Technical and Assessment Services, Box 8971, Madison WI 53708-8971
  • If you have questions please reach out to the Assessor's Office at 715-384-3856 or e-mail at
  • Cemetery office is closed to all visitors.  A map of the cemetery is hanging outside the office door for reference if needed.
  • Only emergency space sales will be allowed.  Questions about available spaces and prices will be handled by e-mail and phone only.  We do allow 30-day holds on spaces.  Extension of holding period may be extended depending on current situation. 
  • Cemetery staff will have contact with funeral home directors via e-mail and phone only.  Families with private services will follow the same guidelines.
  • Cemetery staff will prepare gravesite, avoiding contact with all individuals.  If not avoidable, staff will maintain a minimum of 6' distancing.
  • All services will follow the recommended 10-person maximum limit (or less, depending on current government directives).
City Clerk:
  • Need to change your address, name, or are a you a new Wisconsin Voter?  You can register to vote online now through March 30 for the April 7 election.  Click here to register to vote.  To register to vote online, you will need a current WI driver license or WI state ID card, otherwise, you will need to mail in your form.  Need to update your address with DMV?  You can update your DMV address here and then come back to MyVote to register to vote.
  • Once you have registered, you can request an absentee ballot by mail, click here to request your absentee ballot.
  • if you do not have a current Wisconsin Driver License or Wisconsin State ID card you will still be able to use MyVote to start your voter registration. You will be able to complete your registration form on this site, then you will then need to print, sign, and mail or deliver your form to your municipal clerk along with a proof of residence document. Register to vote online, here.  
Communications Department:
  • Information about COVID-19 is being compiled by the communications staff and available on the following platforms: City website City Facebook Page and Marshfield Media Access platforms.  If you have information that is of public interest please reach out at 715-207-0379 or e-mail
  • The department manages the Public Access channels 989 and 990 on Charter Specturm.  Please reach out if you would like to have a program of local interest on the channel.  For more information please visit
Development Services Department:

  • In an effort to reduce foot traffic at this time, we encourage those needing services or for those that have questions related to building permits (including permit fees), inspections, fence permits, sign permits, zoning, planning, or economic development, to contact us at 715-486-2016 or
  • The public may still apply for a zoning or building permit by visiting and following the steps outlined in the website.
  • Most forms can be filled out online or can be printed and mailed to: City of Marshfield, Attn: Development Services, 207 W 6th St, Marshfield, WI 54449 or emailed to
  • If you know your payment amount, please mail your payment to: City of Marshfield, Attn: Development Services, 207 W 6th St, Marshfield, WI 54449 or contact 715-486-2016 to find out the amount due and to make arrangements for payments.  
  • Inspections will continue as normal as this time. Inspections may still be scheduled by calling 715-486-2016.
  • Visit the Development Services website for more information:
Engineering Division:

Finance Department:
  • Attention to all our City of Marshfield vendors who do business with us, please send all invoices via PDF attachment electronically to help ensure invoices are paid as quickly as possible.  City staff will have very limited access to pay paper invoices until the "Safer at Home" restrictions are removed. If you have questions please reach out via
  • Cat and Dog licenses were due March 31, 2020 despite the COVID-19 virus due to state statute. 
    • Options since City Hall is closed due to COVID-19:
      • Mail a letter along with a check for the amount indicate by the pet license or licenses you need, including your pets current “rabies certificate” obtained from the veterinarian and the pet's owners name.  Also, please include your return address so we can provide you a receipt and tag.
For more information about pet licenses please, click here.

Fire and Rescue Department:

  • The main lobby to the Fire Station is not open to the public at this time, but the entry window in the first set of doors of the public entrance is open normal business hours, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 715-486-2094
  • The Department has suspended all Public Education Events including station tours and all routine Fire Inspections.  
  • If you have any questions please call the fire station at (715) 486-2094 or email at
  • Visit the Fire Department Page for more information.
Municipal Court: 
  • All fines are to be mailed to City Hall, 207 W. 6th  St., Marshfield WI. 54449 or a dropbox is available at the Marahfield Police Department or you can pay online, here.
  • The Marshfield Area Municipal Court hereby Orders that all Initial Appearances, Pretrials and Trials scheduled for the month of April, 2020 are hereby adjourned.  Please see official statement from the Circuit Court, here.
  • Initial appearances for April 8, 2020 - adult 8 a.m., juvenile 3:30 p.m., April 22, 2020 - adult 8 a.m. andjuvenile 3:30 p.m. are adjourned until May 6, 2020, adult 8 a.m. and juvenile 3:30p.m.
  • Current trials scheduled for March 18, April 8 and 29, 2020 are not cancelled and will be heard as of the time noted on the original notice.
  • As of this date, trials scheduled for March 18, 2020, April 8, 2020 and April 29, 2020 will still be held unless further review is deemed necessary.

Parks and Recreation Department and Community Center:

  • The 2nd Street Community Center doors to the public are closed. To reach the Parks and Recreation Department, please call 715-384-4642.
  • Meals will be available from 11:45am-12:15pm, Monday through Friday for pickup outside the 2nd Street Community Center.
  • Wildwood Zoo, Wildwood Station, The Oak Avenue, Second Street Community Center, all Senior Center activities and events, ADRC meal site at the Community Center and all activities and events through the Parks and Recreation Department are closed.
  • Elections planned for May 12, 2020 at both community centers and Wildwood Station are going on as planned. 
  •  All parks and trails are open, but certain facilities and services have been suspended. 

  • All park shelters, buildings and restrooms are closed. Use is prohibited.
  • All playgrounds, disc golf courses and the skatepark are closed. Use is prohibited.
  • All recreation programs, rentals, activities and events have been cancelled until further notice with users receiving full refunds. Any gatherings are prohibited.
  • All buildings are closed to the public including the 2nd Street Community Center, Zoo, Parks Maintenance Building, & the Cemetery. Entrance into buildings is prohibited.  
  • Cemetery services are being conducted Monday – Friday only.  No services on weekends and no gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • Some tennis courts, basketball courts, batting cages will be open.  The purpose of opening these facilities is to allow an opportunity for families to escape their house, get outside and participate in recreation.  
  • Parks are a critical component to the mental and physical health of our residents. This is more relevant now than ever.  As a result of COVID-19, we are encouraging visitors to take extra precautions when visiting parks.  At this time we are unable to sanitize, clean or wipe down playgrounds, tables or other surfaces.  While at the park, it is important to maintain social distancing which means, limit contact of groups of ten or more, stay six feet from each other for less than ten minutes.  Individuals who are at a high risk should take extra insurances when visiting public park areas and facilities

Public Works (Includes Enginneering, Streets Wastewater Divisions:

  • Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, Advanced Disposal, our contracted services forrefuse and recycling in the city, issued all trash and refuse must be placed in carts and any loose items outside the cart will not be collected. All bulky items for collection is suspended until further notice.  Please see the news release from Advance Disposal, here.

Police Department:

  • The lobby to the Police Department is currently open normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.  
  • The outer lobby is always open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Pick up the wall phone and Wood County Dispatch will answer the call.  
  • A dropbox for fines and tickets are located in the outer lobby.
  • The Department continues responding to all Non-Emergent and Emergent calls. 

Street Division:

  • Currently there are no changes to garbage and recycling curbside pickup.  Advance Disposal’s office located at 501 S. Hume Ave. is closed to walk in traffic.  The bulk delivery weigh station is open but you must pay via credit card and no checks or cash will be accepted.  If you have any questions please call 715-502-3560.
  • The Street Division office and all buildings at 407 W 2nd Street are closed to walk in traffic.  If you need assistance please call 715-486-2081.  All non-essential contact with sales people and vendors will only be done via email or by phone.
  • Please call prior to making any deliveries to any Street Department building.  To make an appointment for pickup please reach out to the  Fleet Supervisor at 715-486-2082.

Wastewater Division:

  • In the interest of public health and safety Wastewater Division offices are closed until further notice. The Administrative Assistant can be contacted during the hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 715-486-2007.
  • Wastewater is temporarily halting all in home lateral televising ahead of this summer’s street projects.