City of Stoughton, Wisconsin

City of Stoughton, Wisconsin The purpose of this page is to offer opportunities to City residents to interact directly with their City government. By opening more channels of communication with residents, the City will enhance its ability to respond more quickly to their needs.
(1)

Operating as usual

The modifications to the Jefferson Street Pedestrian Bridge are now complete and have passed inspection.  The bridge is ...
11/23/2020

The modifications to the Jefferson Street Pedestrian Bridge are now complete and have passed inspection. The bridge is now open to pedestrians!

Order #10 goes into effect November 18 at 12:01 a.m.
11/17/2020

Order #10 goes into effect November 18 at 12:01 a.m.

In response to a substantial, sustained growth in new COVID-19 infections throughout Dane County, we are issuing Emergency Order #10 which prohibits indoor gatherings of any size. Outdoor gatherings are permitted with 10 people or less, with physical distancing. The order goes into effect on Wednesday, November 18 at 12:01am.

“We ask that everyone exercise good judgement and follow the orders. The intention of the order is not to penalize businesses or individuals, but to keep everyone safe during this pandemic,” said our Director Janel Heinrich.

In-person games, sports, competitions, group exercise classes, meetings, trainings, movies, events, and conferences are all considered mass gatherings.

The order is in effect until December 16, 2020 at 12:01am and continues to require face coverings and limit the capacity for most businesses to 50%, along with many other provisions.
The county and City of Madison may issue a fine of up to $1,000 for every violation of the health order, plus court costs. As a result, anyone hosting a gathering could see significant penalties.

Read our full news release for all the details about this new order: https://bit.ly/35J6NaF

11/04/2020

Turnout for yesterday’s election was 93% of registered voters!

If you are checking MyVote to see your election participation, please be patient. We have to manually enter every voter. This process can take a couple weeks—we have 30 days to complete this process by State Statute.

11/04/2020

Ballot Box at City Hall is officially closed. if you still have your absentee ballot, please take it to your polling place before 8: 00 p.m.

The polls opened at 7:00 a.m. and have seen a lot of voters already! Please note, that there will be lines due to social...
11/03/2020
Home

The polls opened at 7:00 a.m. and have seen a lot of voters already!

Please note, that there will be lines due to social distancing. We are trying to get everyone in and out as quick as possible, so be patient.

If you have your own black or ben pen, please bring it with you to vote your ballot.

If you need to find your polling place please visit www.myvote.wi.gov.

Ballots can be dropped off at the City's drop box until 6:00 p.m. After that, it'll be locked and you'll need to drop it at your polling location.

Happy Election Day 😁

My Vote

11/02/2020

Poll are open tomorrow, November 3rd, from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

All regular polling locations will be open. If you need to look up your polling place, go to myvote.wi.gov.

Lines may look long due to social distancing.

Please be respectful to poll workers--they do not make the rules!

Need to update your voter registration on Election Day? You can fill out and print the form on www.myvote.wi.gov to save...
11/01/2020
Home

Need to update your voter registration on Election Day? You can fill out and print the form on www.myvote.wi.gov to save yourself some time at the polls.

My Vote

Time is running out! If you still have your absentee ballot, please either return it to the City’s ballot drop box or to...
11/01/2020

Time is running out! If you still have your absentee ballot, please either return it to the City’s ballot drop box or to your polling place on Election Day. The drop box is located in the drive-thru lanes behind City Hall, 207 S. Forrest St (old McFarland State Bank).

The ballot drop box will close at 6:00 p.m. on Election Day to ensure ballots can be delivered to their polling location. After the drop box closes, you will need to drop your ballot off to your polling location by 8:00 p.m. to have it counted.

62% of registered voters have returned a ballot! If you haven't voted yet, you have 2 options remaining:*If you have an ...
10/31/2020

62% of registered voters have returned a ballot!

If you haven't voted yet, you have 2 options remaining:

*If you have an absentee ballot at home, please return it by dropping it off in our ballot box located at City Hall, 207 S. Forrest St. It can also be dropped off at your polling place on Election Day.

*You can vote at your polling place on Election Day. All regular City of Stoughton polling places will be open.

Tomorrow is the last day to vote in-person absentee and register at City Hall. City Hall is open today and tomorrow 7:30...
10/29/2020

Tomorrow is the last day to vote in-person absentee and register at City Hall. City Hall is open today and tomorrow 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

If you still have your absentee ballot at home, please return it as soon as possible. Ballots have to be returned by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

All regular polling locations will be open on Election Day.

As of 10:00 a.m. today, 5103 voters have returned a ballot-- 57% of registered voters.

Your last chance to vote in-person absentee is Friday. City Hall open 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. this week. If you still hav...
10/28/2020

Your last chance to vote in-person absentee is Friday. City Hall open 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. this week.

If you still have your absentee ballot at home, please return it ASAP. All ballots must be returned by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. You can drop it off in the ballot drop box at City Hall. The box will close at 6:00 p.m. on Election Day to ensure ballots can be delivered to their polling location on time.

Do you ever wonder what happens to the e-waste that we recycle here in Stoughton?  Below is a great video, produced by t...
10/27/2020
www2.thinkdynamic.com

Do you ever wonder what happens to the e-waste that we recycle here in Stoughton? Below is a great video, produced by the WI DNR along with Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations, that takes you through the recycling process. All of the e-waste that we produce here in Stoughton gets taken to Dynamic to be properly recycled after being sorted at the John's Disposal Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). As you can see, very little goes to waste!
https://www2.thinkdynamic.com/DNR+Dynamic

"We've come a long way in the last 10 years. There has been a lot of growth in our state's electronics collection and recycling infrastructure, which supports hundreds of jobs. Most households have better access to electronics recycling than they did 10 years ago. We want to build on those successes...

As of 11:00 a.m. today, City of Stoughton voters have returned 4379 ballots--that's 49% of registered voters! Remember, ...
10/25/2020

As of 11:00 a.m. today, City of Stoughton voters have returned 4379 ballots--that's 49% of registered voters!

Remember, if you still have your absentee ballot at home, it needs to by returned BY Election Day, November 3rd. You can mail it back to us or drop it off at the drop box in the drive-thru area of City Hall. The ballot drop box will close at 6:00 p.m. on Election Day to ensure all ballots dropped off can be delivered to their polling location.

Voters can also vote absentee in-person this week Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. After Friday, your last chance to vote is at the polls on Election Day.

In-Person absentee voting is available today (Saturday) 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at City Hall, 207 S Forrest St.
10/24/2020

In-Person absentee voting is available today (Saturday) 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at City Hall, 207 S Forrest St.

10/21/2020

In-Person Absentee Voting started yesterday at City Hall. You do not need to make an appointment. The hours are as follows:

Tuesday October 20th-Friday, October 23rd 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday, October 24th 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Monday, October 26th-Friday October 30th 7:30 am-6:00 pm

We will be practicing social distancing and other COVID guidelines set in place by Dane County Pubic Health. Please wear a mask. You can also bring your own black or blue pen to complete the ballot. There may be longer than normal lines, so please plan accordingly.

PS--no line right now! 😁

10/18/2020

In-Person Absentee Voting starts Tuesday, October 20th at City Hall. You do not need to make an appointment. The hours are as follows:

Tuesday October 20th-Friday, October 23rd 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday, October 24th 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Monday, October 26th-Friday October 30th 7:30 am-6:00 pm

We will be practicing social distancing and other COVID guidelines set in place by Dane County Pubic Health. Please wear a mask. You can also bring your own black or blue pen to complete the ballot. There may be longer than normal lines, so please plan accordingly.

As of 11:00 a.m. today, City of Stoughton voters have returned 3,341 ballots--that's 38% of registered voters! Remember,...
10/17/2020

As of 11:00 a.m. today, City of Stoughton voters have returned 3,341 ballots--that's 38% of registered voters!

Remember, ballots need to be returned by Election Day, but it's better to turn them in sooner rather than later so we can contact you if there is any missing information.

****Please do NOT put ballots from other municipalities in this box! Each municipality runs a separate election and therefore collects their own ballots. If your ballot says Town of Dunkirk, Dunn, Pleasant Springs, Rutland, etc. please contact your Clerk for return options. ****

10/17/2020
Wisconsin Elections Commission

Absentee ballots are safe and secure! Check out this video to see how absentee ballots are counted. Remember, you need to return your ballot by Election Day!

Voting by absentee this fall? Check out how your ballot will be counted on Election Day!

Still need to request your absentee ballot to be mailed to you? Remember, a copy of your photo ID must be submitted with...
10/15/2020

Still need to request your absentee ballot to be mailed to you? Remember, a copy of your photo ID must be submitted with the application. Our friends over at One Community Bank(formerly McFarland State Bank) located at 2401 Jackson St., have kindly offered to make FREE copies for voters photo IDs in the drive-thru. This is a great no contact option! You do not have to have an account with One Community Bank to take advantage of this service.

Today is the last day to register to vote online or by mail! Visit https://myvote.wi.gov for more information. You can s...
10/14/2020

Today is the last day to register to vote online or by mail! Visit https://myvote.wi.gov for more information. You can still register on Election Day!

Today is the last day to register to vote online or by mail! Visit https://myvote.wi.gov for more information. You can still register on Election Day!

Grab your mask and your expired medications and join us on Saturday, October 24th for the annual free drive-through medi...
10/13/2020

Grab your mask and your expired medications and join us on Saturday, October 24th for the annual free drive-through medication disposal and sharps collection!

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 24th, 9a-11a at the Stoughton Fire Department.

Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote online or by mail.  Do it before it’s too late!www.myvote.wi.gov.
10/13/2020

Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote online or by mail. Do it before it’s too late!www.myvote.wi.gov.

All voters need to be registered before they can request an absentee ballot or vote at the polls. Confirm your registration at https://myvote.wi.gov

On September 22, 2020 the City Council passed a resolution declaring the 2nd Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Da...
10/12/2020

On September 22, 2020 the City Council passed a resolution declaring the 2nd Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day in the City of Stoughton.

Resolution:

WHEREAS, Stoughton was founded in the region known to the Ho-Chunk people as Teejop, encompassing the four major lakes in what is now the Madison area,

WHEREAS, Ho-Chunk people lived, farmed, and buried their relatives all around what is now known as Lake Kegonsa,

WHEREAS, thousands of miners illegally entered Ho-Chunk lands to mine lead ore as the United States expanded westward,

WHEREAS, the United States took possession of all Ho-Chunk lands south of the Wisconsin river in an 1832 treaty with the threat of military force behind it, displacing the Ho-Chunk people to a series of reservations,

WHEREAS, many Ho-Chunk people resisted several rounds of removals for decades, returning to their homeland and maintaining a constant presence to this day,

WHEREAS, Stoughton was founded in the Teejop region 15 years after this treaty,

WHEREAS, the oppression and colonization of native peoples continues in this country to this day through actions such as oil pipeline construction, uranium extraction, and refusal to honor treaties,

WHEREAS, though Stoughton does not officially observe Columbus day, this resolution was drafted in the context of a movement to replace Columbus Day nationwide, and our country’s continued celebration of Columbus on this date is an act of mythmaking that celebrates a man who killed and enslaved indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, and who never reached the land that would become the United States,

WHEREAS, the City of Stoughton would like present and future generations to memorialize the profound loss indigenous peoples have experienced, to commend their resilience, and to empower them going forward,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council of the city of Stoughton does hereby affirm and proclaim that the second Monday of October shall be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day!

The place we now call Wisconsin is the ancestral land of many Native nations who call this place home, and we are honored to be a place of stories, memory, and living tradition for all. Today, Wisconsin is home to twelve Native nations.

Indigenous people are an inextricable part of Wisconsin’s past and present, and yet, in so many damaging ways, they have been missing from the stories we tell. There are no references to Indigenous people on our state flag, for example. We too often talk about pioneers coming to this state without acknowledging the violent removal of Indigenous people that made European immigration possible. And often history lessons fail to communicate that people of Native nations are not just part of the past — they are a crucial part of Wisconsin today!

We take this day to acknowledge the Indigenous people of Wisconsin, the past, current, and future stewards of this land we stand on.

To learn more about American Indians in Wisconsin, check out https://wisconsinfirstnations.org/

📷: Map of Wisconsin First Nations — Treaty lands in 1800 and present-day tribal lands: Wisconsinfirstnations.org

Happy Birthday, Ole! 🎂 🎉
10/11/2020

Happy Birthday, Ole! 🎂 🎉

Lets Paw-ty!
Happy 9th Birthday Ole!

Date of Birth: 10-11-11
Breed: German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois Mix
K-9 Officer Since: 2013
Handler: Sergeant Chad O’Neil
Ole was born in Hungary and is a dual-purpose K-9. He helps to locate criminals through tracking and apprehension and also searches for narcotics in buildings and vehicles. When he is not hard at work, Ole lives at home with Sergeant O’Neil and loves to chase and fetch his ball.

Ole started his career in Stoughton in March 2013. The purchase and upkeep of Ole has been made possible by donations to the Stoughton K9 Fund. Our goal is to continue to fund the K9 team through donations so that the program can continue for many years to come.

Thank you Stoughton for your support!

🐾Sergeant Ole

With Halloween just around the corner, the City of Stoughton is releasing safety guidelines and recommendations for cele...
10/08/2020

With Halloween just around the corner, the City of Stoughton is releasing safety guidelines and recommendations for celebrating during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We strongly discourage people to participate in many traditional Halloween activities. Recognizing some will not get the communication or choose to celebrate traditionally, we have outlined additional best practices to minimize exposure. Our hope is the community and businesses will find alternative ways to enjoy Halloween safely.

Dane County Public Health has instructed us not to enforce COVID-19 related orders locally. Any violations should be directed to Dane County Public Health.

The City of Stoughton Trick or Treat hours will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Participation is at your own risk and discretion. The City of Stoughton does not promote this event. The Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) encourage you to avoid traditional trick-or-treating from neighbor to neighbor. Participating in Halloween events could contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

More information, including CDC and Dane County Public Health guidelines, are posted on our website: https://www.ci.stoughton.wi.us/index.asp?SEC=61C67EE0-E057-4068-9AE7-D62409AC0B1E&DE=8F415CAF-4B90-469B-8856-918F4A056CDE.

Voters have returned 2569 ballots back to City Hall already! If you still have your ballot, don't delay in returning it ...
10/07/2020

Voters have returned 2569 ballots back to City Hall already! If you still have your ballot, don't delay in returning it to us. All ballots come with prepaid postage to drop back in the mail or you can drop them off at our secure ballot drop box located behind City Hall in the McFarland State Bank drive-thru. The drop box is open 24/7. You can track your ballot to make sure it was received here: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/TrackMyBallot.

Reminder: this drop box is ONLY for City of Stoughton voters. If you live in the any of the Towns--Dunn, Dunkirk, Pleasant Springs, Rutland, Albion, etc. please deliver your ballots to your Town Hall.

Hey Stoughton Residents!  It's that time of year again. Curbside Leaf Collection Begins Monday, October 12th and will ru...
10/06/2020

Hey Stoughton Residents! It's that time of year again. Curbside Leaf Collection Begins Monday, October 12th and will run through November 25th. You can set leaves out on your terrace anytime until the 25th. Crews will make every effort to get through the city at least once per week depending on weather and volume. Try to have leaves out by Monday to make sure your leaves get collected during that week. Please Do Not Put Sticks in Your Leaf Pile. Our Leaf Vacs Cannot Suck Up Woody Material. If there are Sticks in Your Leaf Pile, it May Not be Collected. Also, Please Do Not Put Out Your Brush at This Time. Brush will be collected October 26th. If you have any questions, please call 608-873-630

Good luck!
10/05/2020

Good luck!

October 5, 2020: Happy Public Power Week! Public Power Week is observed annually during the first full week of October, and celebrates the reliable, affordable electricity that publicly owned utilities provide to their communities.

Today's TWO grand prize winners will get their choice of either an Apple ipad (8th generation), a Greenworks 40-volt 21 inch self-propelled electric lawn mower, or a $400 utility bill credit!

Email us a picture of yourself or a family member at the secret location to be entered to win! Answers will be posted today at 9:00 p.m. Visit our website for details and to find out how you can win! http://ow.ly/LbKV50BH8gC

Address

207 S. Forrest St.
Stoughton, WI
53589

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 07:30 - 16:30

Telephone

+6088736677

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when City of Stoughton, Wisconsin posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Our Story

The City of Stoughton is rooted in a proud Norwegian heritage, on the beautiful Yahara River, dedicated to grow as a unique city with a thriving business community, committed to becoming your Hometown.

It is our goal that this page will provide residents with an opportunity to interact directly with their City government.

The City’s Social Media Policy can be found here.

Nearby government services


Other Government Organizations in Stoughton

Show All