Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI


South Shore Rd Bridge Replacement

Town Transfer Site Hours & Information

DNR Fire Management
Get informed about Wildland Fire. Proper burning; get a permit; current fire danger; Firewise tips; and more.

Preparing for High Water Trends
Presentation by Friends of the Eau Claire Lakes Area on Dec. 15, 2020.


FREE COMMUNITY COVID-19 TESTING EVENT Friday, 3/5 at the Iron River Community Center, 11am-5pm. Registration is not required but encouraged.  See Bayfield County's website for more information.

The Town of Barnes currently has openings for 2 Full Time EMT positions.  See "Town Operations", "Employment Opportunities" on this website for more information.


There will be a Spring Election on Tuesday, April 6th.  Absentee Ballots can be issued beginning March 16th so please submit your request for a ballot by regular mail, email or drop off in the dropbox. All requests must include a copy of your photo ID.  In person absentee voting begins on March 23rd.

OPEN BOOK - your chance to meet with the assessor to review your property assessment - will be Monday, April 12th from 2-4pm, by phone only.  Please contact our assessor, Walt Hughes of Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. at 920-475-4597 to arrange a phone appointment.  The BOARD OF REVIEW will be Tuesday, May 4th, from 2-4pm in the Town Hall.

 ALL PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND RESTROOMS REMAIN CLOSED.  Clerk available by appointment, call 715-795-2782.

CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19 pandemic Information

Urgent - Do your part to reduce current spike in cases (Oct. 30)
County issues Small Gathering Advisory (Oct. 26)
Bayfield County COVID Info.
See WI Dept. Of Health Services website for updates
See Governor's website for updates
    Emergency Order 3, Limiting Public Gatherings (Oct. 6)
    Executive Order 90, declaring a public health emergency (Sept. 22)
    Emergency Order 1, regarding face coverings (Sept. 22)
County issues Large Gathering Order (Sept. 4)
Washburn gathering produces COVID cases (Aug. 29)
Bayfield County Alert Center
Need assistance? Want to help? Barnes Community Assistance (April 2)
Town Public Health Emergency resolution (March 24)
Seasonal/Second Homeowners (March 22)
Ambulance Use (March 23)

THE TRANSFER SITE WINTER HOURS NOW IN EFFECT, OPEN WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS, 8am-2pm (closed on Saturdays).  The Brush Pit is open the same days/hours.

THE NEW EMERGENCY SERVICES BUILDING IS COMPLETE!  An Open House will be held when it is safe to do so.  See pictures here.

 Interested in serving on Town Committees?  Click on the Committees tab to Volunteer.

Silver Beach Elk returns to Barnes
Don't remember about this 500 year old elk? Learn more here.
Read about the recent return and Senator Bewley's visit here.
Visit the BAHA website here.

Barnes Emergency Services sent out letters to property owners in an effort to raise funds for our new Emergency Services Building To date, nearly $69,000 has been donated!  The fund raising goal is $125,000.   You can donate using Paypal. The Town also has a brokerage account so we accept stock donations, contact the clerk for more information.

Tracy Pooler is the Bayfield County Ass't Zoning Administrator -contact him at 715-373-6138 for Planning and Zoning questions.  His office hours have resumed, Tuesdays 10am-noon. 





Cross Country Skiing:
Tomahawk Lake Trail
(Trail Reports)
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