WELCOME TO THE TOWN OF RICE LAKE!
The Town of Rice Lake is rural in character with a majority of the land devoted to a mixture of agriculture and forests.
Residential and commercial development is located primarily on land with poor agricultural productivity, or is predominantly concentrated near the City of Rice Lake along the STH 48 corridor. All new developments are planned and sited in order to consider water resources, forests, and productive farmland, and to reinforce the rural
character of the Town.
The Town of Rice Lake is a desirable place to live because of its rural character, natural beauty, and proximity to regional employment opportunities. The community values its proximity to educational centers (schools, colleges, libraries,etc.), recreational amenities, USH 53, and the City of Rice Lake. Local leaders continue to work with adjoining towns, the City of Rice Lake, and Barron County to manage development and the delivery of services for the betterment of the region.
-Source, Town of Rice Lake Comprehensive Plan
Attention Farmers and Agricultural Businesses
Effective January 1, 2015, Wisconsin Act 377 requires a "No Fee Permit" to be obtained for Implements of Husbandry and Ag Commercial Motor Vehicles that exceed weight limit restrictions. A letter explaining this law in more detail is available here: IoH and Ag CMV letter
To obtain an application for a "No Fee Permit", please click on the "Forms and Permits" tab on the left. Applications should be mailed to: Town of Rice Lake, 1830 Macauley Ave., Rice Lake, WI 54868.