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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Test of the ICE – Single Monitor voting machine to be used at the February 16, 2016 Nonpartisan Office election will be conducted on February 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Winchester Municipal Building.  This test is open to the general public.

Ruth Allis
Town Clerk

Posted this 2nd day of February, 2016


Notice:  Town of Winchester

2015 Wisconsin Act 79:

Publication of certain legal notices on an Internet site maintained by a municipality.  This bill provides a new option, not mandated for situations where towns and villages can already post legal notices in three physical locations in the jurisdiction.  The new option is that these types of legal notices may also be posted in one physical location in the jurisdiction if also placed on an Internet site maintained by the local government.

The Town of Winchester will place these types of legal notices at the Municipal Building and also on the Town Website (, starting immediately (12/13/2015).

            Upcoming Elections                               

    February 16, 2016 – Spring Primary

    April 5, 2016 – Presidential Preferences

    August 9, 2016 – Partisan Primary

    November 8, 2016 – Fall General Election

Not matter the season, here is what Winchester has to offer:

Photos by local resident, Dave Peters.


1910 School Building Restoration Video



2015 Picnic In The Park Slideshow

Winchester Library
The Winchester Library will no longer have seasonal hours. 
Year Around Hours: 
Monday:  10:00-5:00
Thursday:  10:00-7:00
Saturday:  10:00-2:00  

Follow us on Facebook-- check it out to find out the news about the library and upcoming
events/programs.  Check out the Facebook page:  Winchester Public Library 54557  As always, information can also be found on our Website:  and in the FYI.  Book reviews of new books we have, will be featured in future editions of the FYI.
Volunteers Needed
Anyone interested in volunteering at our new library, should contact Cyndi Guzman at

 Welcome to the Town of Winchester, Wisconsin -- "The Real Northwoods!"

Winchester is located in the northwest corner of Vilas County, bounded by Michigan's Upper Peninsula to the north, Iron County to the west, the town of Presque Isle to the east and the town of Manitowish Waters to the south. 

Winchester covers over 34,000 acres and is covered by lakes, with 34 named and 29 unnamed. Almost 80% of the town's area is wooded, and we have more than 6,000 acres of public land as part of the Northern-Highland American Legion State Forest. 

Winchester is a small community most of the year, with approximately 400-500 permanent residents (estimated in the year 2012). Like many towns in the Northwoods, we have a larger summer population, with approximately 3000 seasonal residents. Our area is perfect for summer activities like fishing, boating and hiking. Winter sports such as skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are also popular.

Please see our Notices section for current news. See AIS Warnings.


Items that may need correction within the website....please contact the Town Clerk via email:  

Questions? Direct them to the Town Office via Email:  or call





 ??TownTAAWTown Hall Office Hours: 
Town Chairman:  Monday's 5:00-6:30

Town Clerk:  Tuesday's 10:00-2:00

Town Hall Phone #
(715) 686-2123

Website Contact
Mary Quass:

Transfer Station

A new trash compactor has been installed at the Transfer Station.  Recycle Bins in the parking lot will no longer be used.  All recyclables should be placed in the new compactor inside the building.  Please remember, no plastic bags in the conpactor.  If you have questions, please talk with Donnie at 715-686-7500.  Also, remember these are the official hours:

Monday 9-4
Thursday 9-4
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 9-1
These are the only hours materials can be dropped off!


Building Permits

Building permits are required in the Town of Winchester.  Please contact RC Inspection Agency. Tel. (715) 543-2094 Rick Clem.  The UDC Ordinance is on the Ordinances tab on the bottom left side of this Home Page.

Do You Need a Street Address/Fire Number?

The town of Winchester does not issue street addresses. If you need an address, also called a "fire number", contact the Town Clerk during office hours (Tuesday's from 10:00AM-2:00PM), for necessary forms.

The town will provide the sign and post, but only order them when we qualify for bulk prices. You are free to put up a temporary sign with your number on it in the meantime.  If you have questions contact Tom Ghiloni at 715 686 2580.