General Information

Congratulations to the Elected Officers for the Town of Manitowoc 

You are hereby notified that the following are the newly elected town officers in the Town of Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin:

Chairman      Jeffrey Blahnik         1709 Lissa Lane          920-242-4606


Supervisor    Cody Thiel                 3301 S 15th Street       920-370-2151

Constable     Andrew Shavlik        1702 Silver Creek RD   920-323-4064

Results are from the Spring Election 2023.

Dated the 7th of April, 2023

Geraldine Gilbert


WM trash pickup 2024

Your Weekly Schedule

Memorial Day (May 27), occurring on a Monday, trash pickup will be one day late.

Labor Day (Sept 2), occurring on a Monday, trash pickup will be one day late.

Thanksgiving (Nov 28), occurring on a Thursday, trash pickup will be one day late.

Christmas Day (Dec 25), occurring on a Monday, trash pickup  will be one day late.

Prepare for Safe Pickups

Let's work together to ensure successful service.

  • Ensure your cart is available for collection

  • 3 feet from cars and other carts

  • In front of your house or alley

  • On street with wheels against curb

******************************************************October 2021 Update

Potable well testing in this area is continuing. The city is testing for Town VOCs and emerging contaminants as directed by the Wisconsin DNR. The city and our consultant, AECOM, are working in collaboration with the DNR on several studies to determine the best course of action as we move into remediation of the site. The City has applied for a Safe Drinking Water loan from the DNR to fund the installation of a water main to serve a number of the impacted properties.


If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this contamination, please feel free to call the following individuals:

  • DNR Remediation & Redevelopment Program, Tauren Beggs (920) 662-5178
  • DNR Drinking Water & Groundwater Program, Jim Kasdorf (920) 387-7872
  • Wisconsin Department of Health, Curtis Hedman (608) 266-6677
  • Manitowoc County Health Department, (920) 683-4155
  • City of Manitowoc
    • Property Owner Inquiries: Karen Dorow (920) 686-6550
    • Media Inquiries: 

If you have any information to provide about historic disposal activities or dumping of solvents in this area, please contact the 

confidential DNR   Tipline at 1-800-TIP-WDNR or cell #367.


In need of a fire burning permit for the south side of Town of Manitowoc contact:

Joe Stanzel - Silver Creek Fire Dept Chief - 920-323-6424

In need of a fire burning permit for the north side of the Town of Manitowoc contact:

Tom Arndt - Rockwood Fire Dept Chief - 973-5102

Tax Information

Tax payments – First installment and personal property payments are due and must be paid on or before January 31st of each year. Make checks payable to the Town of Manitowoc.

Mail or drop off your payment and the stub from the bottom of your tax bill in the white "Town of Manitowoc" drop box located at, 1805 Lissa Lane, Manitowoc, WI 54220.

If you wish to receive a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment. No taxes will be collected at the clerk/treasurer’s home.

The second installment is due to the Manitowoc County Treasurer, 1010 South 8th St., Manitowoc, WI on or before July 31st.

Dog Licenses -This is for the Town of Manitowoc, owner of a dog/dogs more than 5 months of age on January 1st of any year, shall annually, purchase dog license by April 1st.  The dog license fee is $5.00 for a neutered male dog or spayed female dog, with evidence that the dog is neutered or spayed and $10.00 for an unneutered male dog or non-spayed female dog. License purchased after April 1st will have a $35.00 late fee added to the license fee.

Multiple dog licenses

A person may apply for a multiple dog license for $35.00 for 12 or fewer dogs and an additional $3.00 for each dog in excess of 12. Upon payment of the required multiple dog license fee and upon presentation of that all dogs over 5 months of age are currently immunized against rabies a multiple dog license will be issued and a number of tags equal to the number of dogs authorized to be kept by the person.

Garbage Collection

Due to mandates by the DNR, we as a town in 1999 were forced to go to full-town coverage of household garbage/recycling pickup. The two options for the Town were to operate a recycling drop-off point or to go to contracted garbage pickup.  A town recycling center was not an option for us since the town owns no land and has no employees.  To make it fair, all residents must now pay for garbage/recycling pickup contracted through the Town of Manitowoc.  Our contract is with Waste Management.

Starting in the year 2011 and in the future to simplify our garbage collection the town will no longer be taking advance garbage collections.  All garbage payments will be put on the next year's tax rolls.

Starting January 2022 Waste Management will collect garbage weekly and recyclables every other week.  Make sure to have your cart/carts placed at the roadside by 6:00 A.M. on Mondays for the South side of the town.  For the residents living on the North side, pick up will be on Thursdays, have your cart/carts at the roadside by 6:00 A.M.

If the garbage cart or recycle cart gets damaged, a wheel breaks off, or a cover comes off Contact Jeri Gilbert at 920-901-5072 and she will put you on a list to have it repaired. Keep the damaged cart on the outside of your garage so the maintenance guy has access to it.