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The Town of Polk consists of 13,430 acres with clear rippling creeks, crystal clear lakes, hardwood forests and large kettle shaped land formations, combining local farming with suburban living. Its access to State Hwy 60, US Hwy 41, and US Hwy 45 make it an attractive place to live, by connecting community life with museums and the arts.

Town of Polk

3680 State Hwy 60 Slinger, WI 53086

Phone: 262-677-2123
Extensions: Town clerk: 2, Zoning: 3, Building Inspection: 4, Treasurer: 5
Fax: 262-677-2423

HOURS:  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 am - NOON

and Tuesdays from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm


Town of Polk Building Inspector:  Bob Blankenheim


Town of Polk is hiring a part time Clerk

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While work continues on STH 175, the shoulder gravel placement will be completed by Thursday.
Please feel free to re-install your mailboxes and by this official notice the Post Office can resume mail delivery as residents make the installations.
The re-installation of mailboxes is the responsibility of each home owner.  For residents that worked with the Hartford Post Office, please make sure you remove any temporary boxes that were set on side roads. 
On-going work includes asphalt placement in driveways, pavement marking and signing.  The roadway remains closed to thru traffic.
Be prepared to watch for lanes closures, etc., that will continue until the project is complete.
The barricades and signs that state the road is closed, will not be removed until all the work is complete.  Please slow down and obey flag personnel.
Again, you can re-install your mailboxes beginning on Thursday and the Post Office can begin delivery.  Please follow the regulations either on the US Post Office website for height and offsets to the shoulder for installation.

February 20, 2018 Spring Primary Election

There are 20 outstanding Absentee Ballots and no (0) Provisional Ballots after the Polls Close on February 20, 2018.

Town of Polk Total Ballots cast on January 16, 2018 – 626

Upcoming Elections: 

January 16, 2018 – Assembly District 58 Special Election
February 20, 2018 – Spring Primary Election
April 3, 2018 – Spring Election
August 14, 2018 – Partisan Primary Election
November 6, 2018 – Fall General Election

Stay Informed! Sign up for Town of Polk News Updates by E-Mail. To get on the list, send a request to:


  • State Senate: Duey Strobel (District 20), Website
  • State Assembly: Bob Gannon (District 58), Website
  • House of Representatives: F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (WI 5th District): Website
  • County Supervisor: Marilyn Merten (District 17), Email:
  • Assessor's office: Grota Appraisals Website

For Department of Transportation Plans, studies and projects for the Southeast Transportation Region of Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties, click here.

A Letter from Chairman Schulteis

     Thanksgiving, now preparation for Christmas: another year has flown by with much accomplished, yet always numerous projects to keep our interest for another year.

    Projects keep us active and optimistic about tomorrow, but things distract us from acknowledging the important people that make the tangible difference an object lacks.

     Our office staff;

    Consisting of our Clerk, Diana Degnitz, who has proved to be a dynamic leader keeping order, structure and a positive perspective in the day to day operation of the Town.  She also oversees our elections along with a staff of poll workers that put in long days to ensure accuracy.

    Our Zoning Sec. and Treasurer, Tracy Groth, has a gift of sorting through the Town Ordinances to interpret and inform residents as inquiries come before us.  With the support of numerous agencies at the County level and South East Wisconsin Regional Plan Commission, questions can be researched to re-enforce our interpretation.

     As any business entity knows, we found that we needed an office that was able to overlap and understand responsibilities of each office, while keeping certain responsibilities separate due to State law--, so in case of an illness, vacation or intense demand in one office or the other we can shift personel to meet the demand of mandated requirements, proper posting and timely response to requests. That being said, and opening the position and interviewing viable candidates, the Board chose to hire Clare Groth as Deputy Clerk/Deputy Treasurer to meet the needs of tax time, elections or?  She exhibits the energy of her youth with the knowledge of Web design, computer skills and the courteous people skills needed in our office. Clare worked for the Town as an intern on an “as needed” hire over the past years, so she was able to step in the position with ease. Welcome!

     These individuals are on the front line in the office. Then there is the Zoning and Appeals Board, the Plan Commission, poll workers, recycling attendants and the Plumbing, Electrical and Building Inspectors. All these individual committees or entities are taking on responsibilities enabling the Town to function as it does.

    Washington Co. Sheriff’s Dept. has assigned Deputy Jeremy Miller as our liaison to work with us as needed. As in any application, putting a “real” person in the forefront instead of just a general “figure” of what is perceived to be an “officer” is of great value in today’s ill perception of authority figures. Thank you Officer Miller and Sheriff Dale Schmidt.

     Last but not least, our Highway Department---Roy Wenninger is “the man” on the roads. He handles calls professionally and respectfully but firmly, taking care of needs that are highway related. With the winter plow operations only weeks away, part time plow operators have been trained and prepared. Thanks Roy!

     The residents of the Town, along with the Town Board are blessed to have individuals working for and with us that exhibit character, responsibility and respect.

Respectfully submitted,

Albert Schulteis , Chairman


Low hanging branches and shrubs

Foliage over roads can slow down or block access to homes or businesses when emergency vehicles come to help.
Most fire and rescue vehicles are much taller than personal vehicles, so please trim trees and shrubs over public roads and private driveways. Seconds count.


—Quick Links—
Town Clerk Job Opening 
Road Construction in the area 
Washington County Humane Society 
Burning Restrictions - DNR 
Wisconsin State Election Board 
Road Conditions 
Town of Polk's - Senator Bob Gannon (District 58) 
Town of Polk's - Senator Duey Strobel (District 20) 
DNR Weekly Bulletin - Hunting & Fishing, etc. 
Town of Polk's - Assessor Grota Appraisals 
State of Wisconsin 
Recycling News from Wisconsin from the DNR 
Wisconsin Towns Association 
Pay Property Taxes after February 1st to the County Treasurer - Washington County Website 
Washington County Prevention Network - Drug/Alcohol Abuse 
Washington County Historical Society 
Ice Age Trail 


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