Welcome to the Town of Dunn, Dane County, WI

Dane County Zoning Ordinance Adopted 12/16/2019

Resolution to Adopt the Comprehensively Revised Dane County Zoning Ordinance


  • Tax bills were mailed out on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019.
  • All payees must endorse the back of any checks made out to the town AND the property owner(s).
  • Please write bill number AND phone number or email on check(s).
  • $25.00 charge for any returned checks. No post-dated checks.
  • If paying in cash, please bring the exact amount.
  • Print your own receipt or copy of your tax bill by visiting Access Dane, find your parcel(s), choose E-Receipt to view and print. Choose E-Bill for a copy of your tax bill. Receipts are mailed if you send us a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • After January 31st, 2020, ALL PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS MADE AFTER JANUARY 31st, MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE DANE COUNTY TREASURER. (Dane County Treasurer: P.O. Box 1299, Madison, WI 53701-1299). Please send personal property tax payments to the Town of Dunn. 
  • Pay Dog License fees with a separate check. Dog License Application

Property Tax Payment Methods:

  • Mail a check by January 31st, 2020
  • Place your payment in the secure drop box at the front door of the Town Hall by January 31st, 2020.
  • Pay online before 3PM on January 31st, 2020 by visiting GovPayNow. Flat fee of $3.95 for VISA debit cards. WARNING: Higher fee of 2.75%-5% applies with other debit cards and all credit cards.
  • Pay in person by 4PM January 31st, 2020.
  • The Town Hall is open Monday-Friday from 8AM to 4PM.

    See where your tax dollars go by clicking here.

The 9:00PM Routine

Most of us have forgotten to lock our car, or accidentally left the garage door open overnight or even discovered in the morning that the front door was unlocked overnight at least once.

Theft is a preventable crime of opportunity that can happen in an instant. Taking the following simple steps can prevent you from becoming a victim. Law enforcement agencies across the nation are asking people to develop this habit for protecting property from theft, and protecting your home from intruders.

1. Check vehicles to insure you've removed all valuables, that the doors are locked, and your garage doors are secured.
2. Walk around inside your home and lock and secure all doors and windows.
3. Turn on outside lights.
4. Report any suspicious activity.

Dane County Sheriff's Office
Non-emergency dispatch: (608) 266-4948
Emergency: 911

Home Invasions: A Message from the Dane County Sheriff's Office

 Madison, WI. October 4, 2019 – Dane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to two home invasions overnight.

The first occurred at approximately 2:25 am on CTH TT in the town of York, when suspects entered the home using keys they obtained from an unlocked vehicle. A purse and two sets of vehicle keys were taken from the home before the suspects fled. The property was later found in a stolen vehicle recovered in the City of Madison. That vehicle was stolen during an incident in Sun Prairie. In addition, multiple thefts from vehicles and homes in the Village of Marshall were reported overnight.

The second home invasion occurred on Powers Avenue in the town of Blooming Grove at approximately 4:45 am. The homeowner reported a suspect entered their residence through an unlocked front door and stole a cell phone. Again, other homes/apartments nearby, but within the City of Madison, were broken into around the same time.

The Sheriff’s Office cannot stress enough, the need for homeowners to be extremely diligent about securing their homes and vehicles. This is a large and organized group of criminals that are becoming increasingly brazen. They are swarming entire neighborhoods in search of easy targets. No area/neighborhood is considered off limits. In several recent burglaries throughout the county, firearms have been stolen and there is a high likelihood that some of these thieves may be armed. In addition to locking homes and vehicles, we encourage citizens to keep their outdoor lights on throughout the night and do not leave valuables like wallets, purses and car keys where they are easily accessible.

Law enforcement is also asking for the public’s help in catching the perpetrators. If you see or hear suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call 911 immediately. For those with home video systems like a Ring doorbell or other home security system, save and share anything suspicious or concerning with your local authorities.

Contact: Elise Schaffer, PIO
Phone: (608) 284-6142
Email: schaffer@danesheriff.com

US 51 Corridor Study

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are conducting the US 51 Corridor Study, from 1-39/90 to US 12/18 (Stoughton to McFarland), to evaluate alternatives that will improve safety, pavement condition, and congestion along the corridor and address the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians where feasible. Please click here to view recent key decision points and upcoming milestones.

The Wisconsin DOT recently selected "Alternative H" as the preferred alternative for the HWY 51 project.  More information about this alternative can be found below:

General Project Map

Detailed Maps

Information about the Project

For more information, please contact Jeff Berens, WisDOT Project Manager, at (608) 245-2656 or at Jeff.Berens@dot.wi.gov


Some people may believe that if a product clears their toilet bowl, it’s flushable. However, after flushing, wipes travel in the sewer fully intact where they combine with other items wipes and create solid blockages and potential sewer backups. Even brands that claim to be flushable create a problem.

For several years, Town of Dunn Sanitary Districts have incurred expensive sewer equipment repairs and have spent even more for sewer main clean-outs. Sewer clean-out companies have been continuously removing excessive amounts of wipes from the sewer systems. The costs and risks associated with repairs and clean-out are shared by Dunn residents living in areas with sewer service.

NEVER Flush These Clog Causing Items:
•'Flushable' baby wipes, facial cloths, paper towels, wipes of any kind, diapers, and sanitary pads.
•Hair, dental floss, cotton balls, swabs, make up sponges, condoms, cigarette butts, chewing gum, food items.
•Flushable cat litter and dried waste from the litter box.
•Fish, snakes, or other little critters.
•Medication, supplements, or drugs.

Save the Sewer, Put Wipes in the Trash, Not the Toilet!

Dane County Arts Posters Available

Each year, for nearly 40 years, the Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission's annual art poster has showcased a different, talented local artist. This tradition lives on in 2019. Poster donations help support the Commission's mission and programs: fostering public participation, increasing access, and forging alliances in support of local arts, culture and history.

This year’s poster features, “Pleasant Valley Conservatory," Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40", by Karen Watson-Newlin.

The following Dane County framing shops are serving as poster distribution sites and in partnership with the Commission offering custom framing discounts for this year’s art poster: Monroe Street Framing (1901 Monroe Street, Madison (255-7330), Douglas Art & Framing (3238 University Avenue, Madison (441-9948), and Megan’s Custom Framing in Madison (1941 Winnebago Street, Madison (709-1322), and Meuer Art & Picture Frame Company in Middleton (8448 Old Sauk Road, Middleton (833-3337).

Dane County Art posters are available at the Town Hall for a suggested donation.

Town of Dunn Land Division Ordinance Update

The Town of Dunn is in the process of updating its Land Division Ordinance to reflect the latest amendment to the Town's Comprehensive Plan.  Please click here to view a copy of the draft Ordinance and here to see a copy of the draft land division regulations.

Meadowview Drainage Information

 Meadowview Topographic Map

 Meadowview Topographic Map B

History of Meadowview Drainage

Town and Country Engineering Letter Re Meadowview Area Drainage June 5 2000

Town and Country Engineering Letter Re Meadowview Area Drainage May 18 2001

Final Meadowview Residential Area Flood Study

Meadowview Drainage Easement

Town Meetings

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Town Hall Hours

Monday - Friday | 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Town Hall is CLOSED on the following holidays: 
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.

In addition to these holiday closures, the Town Hall may close when schools close due to snowfall in order to reduce traffic and support snow removal. Call ahead if you are in doubt.

  • Phone: 608-838-1081
  • Fax: 608-838-1085