Corona Virus / COVID – 19 Information


All absentee ballots need to be postmarked April 7th in order to be counted. No new absentee ballots can be issued or mailed.

City Service Closures & Department Notices

  • Waupaca City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.  See the section on Alternative Ways to Do City Business for resources to conduct city business or contact staff.  Absentee voting and voter registration is also available by appointment, call 715.258.4411.  Most staff is working from home but can be reached via phone or email.
  • Community & Economic Development: Residential building inspections are on hold.  Commercial building inspections are still being conducted.
  • Waupaca Area Public Library – Closed.  Please do not return materials at this time, the book drops are closed.
  • Waupaca Senior Center – Closed
  • Waupaca Recreation Center – Closed
  • Parks & Recreation Statement April 9, 2020
  • Parks & Recreation Update March 24th
  • COVID-19 Statement Parks & Recreation
  • Waupaca Parks – Parks are open.  Social distancing is required.  Playgrounds, shelters and bathrooms are CLOSED.
    COVID-19 Playground Statement
  • COVID-19 in Parks
  • Memo regarding Waupaca Online operations during Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Community Media – All in-studio productions canceled in March & April.  Staff limited to communicating essential information and broadcasts of government meetings.
  • Electronics Recycling is CANCELED.  It will be rescheduled in October.
  • Waupaca Area Recycling Center is OPEN.
  • Waupaca Taxi is operating with revised hours:
    Mon-Thurs 6:30am-9:45pm, Fri 6:30am-11pm, Sat 7:30am – 11pm and Sun 8am-3:45pm
  • Waupaca Municipal Airport/Brunner Field – Open
  • Payments (cash and check) can be left in our secure drop boxes. We have one near the front entrance of city hall on the side of the building and one in our rear parking lot. If you still have concerns, call us at city hall 715.258.4411 during normal hours, for other options.

Alternative Ways to Do City Business

  • Pay your water/sewer/Waupaca Online Utility Bill: Use the dropbox at City Hall; utilize online payment options.  Questions about your bill can be answered via phone by calling 715.258.4411.

  • Many city permit forms are available online.  Download the form and contact us at city hall 715.258.4411 to find out who to email it to for processing and payment.

  •  Register to Vote (or check your registration status) online.

  • Request an absentee ballot online.

  • Submit a city service request about various issues online.

  • Access forms online to apply for a building permit.  When you complete your form call us to submit and for online payment options.  715.258.4404

  • Staff Contact Directory.  Please call for assistance before making an in-person visit.  Many items can be answered over the phone.

  • ActiveNet – Manage your parks, recreation and senior center items online.  Give us a call at the Parks & Recreation department if you need assistance.  715.258.4435.

  • Police Department.  Non emergency – call our office, many items can be assisted over the phone.  715.258.4400.  For emergency dial 911.  

Donations Needed

Individuals, businesses or organizations are invited to make donations of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Donations may be dropped off at City Hall between 7:30 am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Anyone dropping off donations are asked to call City Hall (715.258.4411) in advance so someone can meet you at the door.

Equipment that will be accepted includes:

· Yellow paper gowns

· Eye protection

· Surgical masks N95

· Hand sanitizer

· Infrared no contact thermometers

Donations of used equipment will not be accepted. All donations will go to Theda Care Waupaca or local nursing homes in need including the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. (715.

Community Event Cancellations

  • Waupaca County Dept of Health and Human services will not operate on-site senior dining for the foreseeable future.  Home delivery is available to all participants by calling 715 258 6274
  • The Bread Basket Community Meals will become drive-up meals for regular bread basket participants.  This will take place between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday at the United Methodist Church.  This will take place for the foreseeable future.
  • The Wisconsin Veteran’s Home @ King is not allowing any visitors on campus until further notice.
  • The Waupaca County Veterans Service Office is encouraging the veteran community to practice the social distancing guidelines.  No in office appointments will take place.  Please contact the office via phone, email or fax.
  • National Weather Service Severe Storm Spotter training has been canceled in-person but can be completed online by visiting  
  • The Waupaca Historical Society has closed the Holly History & Genealogy Center and Historic Depot for the foreseeable future.   
  • All Fox Valley Technical College campuses are closed.
  • DMV Offices are open by appointment only.  CDL and driver’s license renewals will have a 60-day extension.
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