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 735 (2019)

Town Of Perry Updates:

An update from Public Health Madison & Dane County
May 18, 2020

Today, we’re releasing Forward Dane, a plan for the phased reopening of Dane County. Forward Dane includes metrics we will use to guide our gradual reopening of Dane County and lays out what requirements will be in place during each reopening phase.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice



          The Town of Perry will accept bids for sealcoating on certain Town roads in 2020.  Contractors interested in bidding should contact Town Supervisor Ken Hefty at 608-444-6953 for more information.

Single Sealcoat:

Lee Valley Rd, between Hwy 78 and York Valley Rd 2.00 mi.
Perry Center Rd, south of Hwy A 1.25 mi.


Bids should be mailed or delivered to the Town Deputy Clerk, Stephanie Zwettler, 9730 County Rd A, Mt. Horeb, WI  53572, to be received by 5:00 PM, Monday, June 8, 2020.  

Bids will be opened at the Town Board meeting to be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 convening at 7:30 PM.  The Town Board might award the contract at this meeting or might meet to award contracts at a later date, to be determined at the June 9, 2020, Town Board meeting.                         

The Town of Perry reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any technicality in any bid, and to accept any bid deemed to be most advantageous to the Town of Perry.

Stephanie Zwettler, Deputy Clerk

Article on Town of Perry’s court case as ruled by the Wisconsin Supreme Court

“No Private Cause of Action to Compel Towns to Construct Roads to Meet Wis. Stat. 82.50 Standards”
written by Attorney Mark Steichen
Municipal Law Newsletter, March/April 2020, pg 2

Town of Perry Notice
Recycling Center
Additional Opening Hours – 2020

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

beginning Tuesday, May 5 and ending Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Town of Perry
Hours: Saturdays, 8:00 A.M. to Noon
Effective: March 23, 2020 – until further notice

  • Limited Entry – no more than 10 Town residents (not 10 vehicles) will be admitted to the Recycling Center at one time.
  • Entrance to the Recycling Center will be controlled by Town employees.
  • One person per vehicle can exit the vehicle to unload (unless another person is needed to assist unloading).
  • Town residents should adopt Social Distancing – 3 feet to 6 feet apart outdoors.
  • Town residents should not engage in unnecessary visiting or conversations in the Recycling Center.
  • Town residents should leave the Recycling Center immediately to allow access for the next residents.

The Town of Perry Declaration of Emergency was ratified on March 16, 2020.  All Town meetings and activities will preserve social distancing of 6 feet between attendees and will follow all other public health recommendations issued by the WI Dept. of Health Services and Centers for Disease Control.

*approved by Town Board March 23, 2020.

Full Notice

~ Opportunity to order a personalized paver ~

Friends of the Perry Parks are taking orders for personalized, engraved pavers for the Heritage Circle Paver Fundraising Project, to be located in the Town of Perry Hauge Historic District Park.  The Heritage Circle project is open to anyone.  By purchasing a paver, you will join others who have helped support the protection and preservation of the Hauge Log Church Historic site.

For details on the project, order forms and photos, please see:  Heritage Circle Paver Project

APRIL 1, 2020

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.  It’s in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community – for health clinics, fire departments, schools, roads, and highways.

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:

  • Online.
  • By phone.
  • By mail.

For information on what questions will be asked, who is to be counted, and why your answers matter, visit:  https://2020census.gov/en.html

Census Handout

Fact Sheet for Rural Towns

Fact Sheet for Rural Towns

April 2019

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 Opportunities 2019.

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 Mick Klein Kennedy
for the availability and location of the wood.

Mick Klein Kennedy    cell: 608-843-3297