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 open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  We have masks available if you feel the need to ear one and we encourage everone to usee hand santitizer before you enter the customer service area.
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:
  • 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
  • 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.
City Clerk:
  • Need to change your address, name, or are a you a new Wisconsin Voter?  You can register to vote online   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 can 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:

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.
  • The library is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  During the hours the library is closed, the library is being cleaned for your safety.
  • Fines have been suspended through Labor Day.
  • Meeting rooms are unavailable for booking at least through Labor Day to allow for staff to socially distance and quarantine library materials.
  • In person programs have also been suspended at least through Labor Day, but a number of streaming programs for both children and adults are available via Facebook Live and Zoom.  Check out the library’s Facebook page for updates.
  • Free wifi is available in the library parking lots.
  • Book donations are not being accepted at this time, but the Friends of Marshfield Public Library’s used bookstore, Twice Sold Tales, is open for business.
Municipal Court: 
  • The Marshfield Area Municipal Court is issuing the orders described below to provide procedures and directions for proceedings and essential functions in the Marshfield Area Municipal Court.  The guidelines are temporary measures commencing June 1, 2020.

    The Marshfield Area Municipal Court hereby orders: 

    1. Court will resume on June 1, 2020.
    2. Temporary Plexiglas barriers be and are hereby installed.
    3. Social distancing will be enforced, with marking spots on floor and signage.
    4. Hand Sanitizer will be available for the public’s use.
    5. Masks will be worn by all parties who appear in the Court. (Masks and gloves will be provided.)  Exceptions to wearing a mask for medical or clarity for recording will be reviewed by the Court.
    6. Sanitation practices will be enforced after each litigant.
    7. Signage in front of building and inside building, regarding face covering and steps being taken for sanitation will be on display for full disclosure.
    8. Limit the amount of individuals in the Courtroom.
    9. Pretrial will be held telephonically or by correspondence to limit in person Court.
    10. Trials will be held with all the guidelines noted above in place

    This Order shall remain in effect until rescinded or amended.

    Dated:  June 1, 2020
    Honorable John Adam Kruse 
    Marshfield Area Municipal Court

    Please see the attached, Operational Plan for the Marshfield Area Municipal Court

Parks and Recreation and Community Center:

  • Meals are not available as of June 9, 2020.
  • No bingo or square dancing until further notice at the Senior Center as of June 9, 2020.
  • 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, 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

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 Department:
  • 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.
  • Curbside pickup of large items is available again. Please call the office (715-502-3560) to get a date when items would be picked up.
  • Our office at 407 W 2nd Street is open to the public. Delivers to the stock room are also being done.