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Forms and Applications

Building Permit Application »

Additional Pet Variance Application »
Bartender License Application »
Bicycle Registration Application form »
Block Party Application »
Certified Survey Map Application »
Community Garden Plot Rental Application »
Community Room Reservation »
Conditional Use Permit Application »
Construction Site Erosion Control Permit Application »
Deduct/Irrigation Meter Installation Checklist »
Direct Seller Permit Application »
Dog License Application »
Garbage Hauler's License Application »
Keeping of Honeybees Permit Application »
Mailbox Reimbursement Application »
Mobile Food Vendor License Application »
Off-Leash Dog Parks Application (City of Eau Claire) »
Picnic License Application »
Post-Construction Storm Water Management Permit Application »
Private Well Permit Application »
Public Records Request »
Right-of-Way Permit Application »
Room Tax Calculation ANNUAL form »
Room Tax Calculation MONTHLY form »
Short Term Rental Permit Application »
Special Events Application »
Temporary Bartender License Application »
Tree Planting Permit Application »
Water Utility Direct Payment Form »
Water Utility Transfer Form »
WI Lottery and Gaming Credit Application for Manufactured/Mobile Home Permit »

  • Brush + Yard Waste Disposal Site

    Open mid-April to second week of November (dependent upon weather) on
    Wednesdays from 12:30 PM - 3 PM and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 AM - 2 PM.

    Location: 800 block of Garfield Avenue (north side of the road).

    Please bring proof of residency as the site is available to Altoona residential customers only. View a list of acceptable materials and policies »

  • Citizen Resource Bank

    Over 40 citizens serve their fellow Altoona citizens on boards, commissions and committees. These groups advise the City Council on various matters. The City Clerk's office maintains a Citizen Resource Bank made up of city residents interested in serving on one of the many boards, commissions or committees. The primary qualifications are an interest in participating in City government and a willingness to work with others to help address the needs of our Altoona. You will find below a list of opportunities to serve, responsibilities, meeting schedules and term of appointment.

    We encourage you to submit a Citizen Resource Bank Form for the boards, commissions or committees that interest you. When a vacancy occurs, you may then be considered to serve. Please fill out the form and e-mail to the address below. You are welcome to provide additional information such as a resume or vitae that may support your appointment. Your application will be maintained in the Citizen Resource Bank for three (3) years.


    Questions: City Clerk's office • Email the City Clerk's office »

    Ad Hoc Altoona Business Park Development Review Committee
    Responsibilities: Reviews development plans for the Altoona Business Park.
    Meets: As needed, which is typically not more than one time per year.
    Term: One year

    Ad Hoc Knollwood Restrictive Covenant Review Committee
    Responsibilities: eviews all plans, grant, deny and/or condition all approvals necessary under any restrictive covenants which the city has the responsibility to enforce and/or administer.
    Meets: As needed, which is typically 1-2 times per year.
    Term: One year

    Altoona Housing Authority
    Responsibilities: Oversees operations and expenditures of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.) funded low income rentals.
    Meets: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
    Term: Four years

    Community Development Committee
    Responsibilities: Oversees the issuance of community development loans which are made possible by Federal programs and administered by the State of Wisconsin. Loans are issued to low and moderate income qualified home owners.
    Meets: As needed, which is typically not more than one time per year.
    Term: Four years

    Finance Committee
    Responsibilities: Monitors ongoing financial operations of the city, formulates recommendations for the city's long-term financial planning, reviews annual comprehensive financial report.
    Meets: As needed, which is typically 1-2 times per year.
    Term: One year

    Library Board
    Responsibilities: Oversees operations, supervises administration of the library, expenditure of moneys, making of annual reports, managing and disposing of gifts and donations and other powers and duties described in statutes.
    Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
    Term: Three years

    Parks & Recreation Committee
    Responsibilities: Reviews and formulates policies pertaining to stewardship of city parks and recreational facilities; reviews and recommends recreational programs.
    Meets: 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
    Term: Three years

    Personnel Committee
    Responsibilities: Reviews and recommends city policies pertaining to personnel; reviews wage and salary ranges of employees not represented by unions; oversees collective bargaining subcommittee, which shall conduct labor negotiations and make recommendations regarding collective bargaining agreements; reviews employee grievances as set forth in the city personnel policy.
    Meets: As needed, which is typically 1-2 times per year.
    Term: Two years

    Plan Commission
    Responsibilities: Makes, adopts and amends the comprehensive plan for the physical development of the city; makes reports and recommendations consistent with the spirit and intent of the comprehensive plan.
    Meets: Meets: 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
    Term: Three years

    Police & Fire Commission
    Responsibilities: Oversees all aspects of Fire Department and Police Department operations. The Commission sets policy while the chief of each department manages daily operations and implements the Commission's policy direction and goals.
    Meets: As needed, which is typically 4-6 times per year.
    Term: Five years

    Zoning Board of Appeals
    Responsibilities: Authorized to hear appeals in matters relating to all zoning ordinances.
    Meets: As needed, which is typically 1-2 times per year.
    Term: Three years

  • Education

    The School District of Altoona is comprised of four schools. The elementary school is located on Bartlett Avenue on the east side of the city. The intermediate, middle, and high schools are located on one campus at the corner of Bartlett Avenue and 7th Street West.

    School District of Altoona
    809 7th St W
    Altoona, WI 54720

    Monday - Friday
    7:30 AM - 4 PM

    Fax: 715-839-6066

    Dr. Heidi Eliopoulos • Email Heidi »

    Neighboring post-secondary education institutions include:

  • Housing

    Altoona Housing Authority offers 36 public housing rental units: six duplexes with 2 and 3 bedroom units and twenty-four 1 bedroom units. Rental information

    Solis Circle located at 1511 Devney Drive is an Altoona affordable housing community offering efficiency, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. Rental information   Photos and information sheet

  • Post Office

    Altoona Post Office
    1328 Lynn Avenue
    Altoona, WI 54720

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Saturday 8:30 - 10 AM


  • Taxes

    Eau Claire County Courthouse
    721 Oxford Ave, Ste 1250
    Eau Claire, WI 54703

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Fax: 715-839-6025

    County Treasurer:
    Glenda J. Lyons • Email Glenda »

  • Voter Registration and Elections

    Voter Registration
    Altoona City Hall
    1303 Lynn Avenue
    Altoona, WI 54720

    Election Day
    River Prairie Center
    1445 Front Porch Place
    Altoona, WI 54720
    7 AM - 8 PM

    Fax: 715-839-1800

    2024 Ballot Access Checklist - Altoona Municipal Offices »
    Absentee Ballot Application »
    Election Schedule »
    Voter Registration »
    Ward Map »
    Ward Streets »