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.


The Clerk/Treasurer's office will be closed on January 19 - 21, 2015.  No tax collections can be made in person on those days.  Scheduled tax collection hours will resume on January 22, 2015.  Please keep in mind that taxes can be mailed and considered timely if postmarked by January 31, 2015.  Checks should be made payable to:

Town of Rice Lake

1830 Macauley Ave.

Rice Lake, WI  54868


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