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It is people like you that make Altoona a great place to live. It is our job to provide you with access to services that keep Altoona a safe, clean, beautiful, and family-friendly city. Here's your guide to living and working in Altoona.

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Building Inspection Forms

New Construction: Please call the Building Inspector at 715-839-5192.

Conditional Use Permit Application »

Addition Permit Application »
Electrical Permit Application »
Fencing Permit Application »
HVAC Permit Application »
Plumbing Permit Application »
Remodel Permit Application »
Roofing Permit Application »
Siding Permit Application »
Sign Permit Application »

Election Forms

Absentee Ballot Application »
Election Schedule »
Voter Registration »
Ward Map »
Ward Streets »

License Applications

Bartender License Application »
Block Party Application »
Direct Seller Permit Application »
Dog License Application »
Mobile Food Vendor License Application »
Open Records Request »
Picnic License Application »

Bicycle Licenses: The fee is $3 for the life-time ownership of the bicycle. License tags can be purchased at the

Altoona Police Department from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday though Friday.

Permit & Rental Forms

Community Room Reservation Application »
Dog Park Permit Application »
Marquee Rental Agreement »
Pavilion Reservation Application »
Special Event Permit Application »

Engineer Forms

Construction Site Erosion Control Permit Application »
Post-Construction Storm Water Management Permit Application »
Private Well Permit Application »
Right-of-Way Permit Application »
Tree Planting Permit Application »

Water Utilities

Automatic Pay Sign-Up Form »
Pool Fill & Sanitary Sewer Credit Application »
Storm Water Credit Application »

  • 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

    Fax: 715-839-6066

    Monday - Friday
    7:30 AM - 4 PM

    Dr. Connie Biedron • Email Connie »

    Neighboring post-secondary education institutions include:

  • Fire, EMS, and Rescue

    The Altoona Fire, EMS, & Rescue Department is comprised of paid, on-call professionals who provide full fire protection, fire inspections, burning permits, emergency medical response, patient treatment until an ambulance arrives, ambulance response service contracted with the City of Eau Claire, and community outreach and education programs relating to fire prevention, first aid, and CPR.

    City Burning Regulations »

    Emergency Services Building
    1904 Spooner Avenue
    Altoona, WI 54720

    Fax: 715-839-3763

    For burning permit info, call 715-839-2970 ext 4020

    Monday - Friday
    7:30 AM - 4 PM

    Fire Chief:
    Mark Renderman • Email Mark »
    Lead Fire Inspector:
    Lt. David Daken • Email David »
    Fire Inspector:
    Rodger Frye • Email Rodger »
    Fire Inspector:
    Andrew Kent • Email Andrew »
    Fire Explorer Advisor:
    Cordaro Mavis • Email Cordaro »

  • 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

  • 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

    Fax: 715-839-6025

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

    County Treasurer:
    Glenda J. Lyons • Email Glenda »

  • Voter Registration and Elections

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

    Fax: 715-839-1800

    Election Day
    Emergency Services Building
    1904 Spooner Avenue
    Altoona, WI 54720 7 AM - 8 PM

    Absentee Ballot Application »
    Election Schedule »
    Voter Registration »
    Ward Map »
    Ward Streets »