10084 County Highway A
Mount Horeb, WI  53572

Located in the southwest corner of Dane County, the Town of Perry is thirty-six square
miles of gently rolling hills with abundant wildlife and rural beauty.  (map)

Named in honor of Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry,
Naval Commander in the War of 1812

Population 737 (2018)

Town Of Perry Updates:

The Recycling Center gate will be closing at 11:55 am beginning Saturday, January 12, 2019.
The gate opens at 8:00 am – please plan accordingly.

For information on materials that shall be recycled, items that are restricted,
and the enforcement of disposal compliance,
please review the Town of Perry Recycling Ordinance.

Tax bills were mailed December 12, 2018.


Real estate taxes are payable in two installments – the first payment of 50% (but not less than $99.99) is due on or before January 31, 2019 and payable to the Town of Perry; the second payment is due and payable to the Dane County Treasurer on or before July 31, 2019.

Payment by mail is preferred, but payments can also be made in person on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 9-11am, and Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9-11am.

For a tax receipt, please submit the entire bill and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  No receipt will be sent without these items.  If a receipt is not needed, return the bottom portion of the bill with your check.  The tax receipt is not valid until your check has cleared all banks.


  • All licenses expire on December 31 and must be renewed no later than March 31 of the following year.
  • Fees are $10 for spayed or neutered dogs; $15 for unspayed or non-neutered dogs.
  • To obtain a license, mail each of the following items to the Town of Perry Treasurer:
  1. Current rabies vaccination certificate for each dog, which will be returned with your license(s).  Service invoices are not acceptable proof; veterinarians will provide a vaccination certificate.
  2. Check made payable to “Town of Perry” with self-addressed, stamped envelope in the exact amount.     


For questions, please contact Town Treasurer, Stephanie Zwettler, at 608-832-6747 or by email:  sszwettler@tds.net.


Town of Perry
Notice of Spring Election
April 2, 2019

State of Wisconsin
Town of Perry

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of an election to be held in the Town of Perry, Dane County, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.  All terms are for two years unless otherwise indicated.

Office                                   Incumbent

Town Board Chairman         Roger Kittleson
Town Board Supervisor I     Ken Hefty
Town Board Supervisor II    Mick Klein Kennedy
Town Treasurer                     Stephanie Zwettler
Town Clerk                             Mary Price

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the Town Caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above listed offices will be held on a date not sooner than January 2, 2019 and not later than January 21, 2019.  Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus.

Dated in the Town of Perry on November 22, 2018.

Mary L. Price, Clerk

Notice from Dane County Emergency Management:
Dane County Emergency Notification System

Dane County’s Emergency Notification System is used to alert people and provide important information during an emergency.  In the event of an emergency, officials can identify the affected area and send a message that describes the situation and recommends the protective actions residents should take. The system will automatically call out to all land-line telephone numbers within that geographic area and deliver a recorded message.

You can also sign up to receive alert messages on your cell phone, by text message, or by Email.  These are a popular and effective means of receiving emergency information.  You will, however, need to register your contact information in order to receive these alerts.

Signing up with this service will enable local authorities to alert you about potential life-threatening and public safety threats in your community. Residents who sign up may be contacted with information about emergencies like:

  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Emergency evacuations
  • Missing persons
  • Dangerous persons
  • Public health alerts


When signing up, you will be prompted to create a new account. You will then be asked to provide your address and personal contact information, such as your email address or your cell phone number for text messages.

Additional information on Dane County’s notification system and a link to sign up
can be found at: https://em.countyofdane.com/warning

Or, to read more about the alert from the Department of Emergency Management, the letter is linked here.

Town of Perry – Dane County Zoning Ordinance Information

Dane County is in the process of making a first-ever revision to their Chapter 10 Zoning Ordinance.  Postcards were mailed to landowners in the Town of Perry in June notifying them of the proposed change in zoning on their property.

The proposed changes to the zoning categories will not affect the current uses of your property nor should it affect your property taxes.  However, the new zoning code will need to be adopted by each town.

Information on the new zoning ordinance

CURRENT zoning district fact sheets

PROPOSED zoning district fact sheets

Dane County also has an interactive mapping tool that shows both the current and proposed zoning for any parcel in Dane county:  enter your property address in the upper right magnifying glass, or zoom to the desired location.  Clicking on any parcel allows you to see detailed parcel information, as well as the proposed zoning district fact sheets.  You can also switch to aerial mode by clicking on the basemap icon in the lower right corner.

If you have any questions, please contact Dane County Planning and Development at (608)267-4115.

March 2018

The Friends of the Parks of Perry are looking for volunteers to help with projects in the Town of Perry’s parks.

A number of projects have been initiated by the Friends Group and the Perry Parks and Open Space Committee with the approval of the Town Board.  For a complete list, see Volunteer Opportunites.

Please contact Town of Perry Board member Mick Klein Kennedy, Park Supervisor and President of the Friends of the Parks of Perry, for further information on how and when you can help:
Email: mick@wisconsinlandscapes.com Phone: 437-3662


Firewood available from the trees that were cut
down at the Hauge Historic District Park.

Please contact Royce Nelson or Mick Klein Kennedy
for the availability and location of the wood.

Royce Nelson               cell: 608-444-6242

Mick Klein Kennedy    cell: 608-843-3297