It’s Tax Time!

Both installments of the City of
Waupaca taxes are to be paid to and collected by the
Waupaca County Treasurer at the Waupaca County
Courthouse, 811 Harding Street, Waupaca. Hours: Monday
thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To avoid delay in processing, please notify your lender
to mail your payment directly to the Waupaca County
Treasurer’s Office at the above address. If you have any
questions, their phone number is (715) 258-6220.

City Holiday Hours (Christmas/New Years)

Waupaca City Hall Offices, Waupaca Recreation Office, Waupaca Senior Center, PD Front Office and Waupaca Area Public Library:
December 24, 2019 and December 25, 2019 CLOSED
December 31, 2019 and January 1, 2020 CLOSED

Waupaca Area Public Library:
Saturday December 21 and December 28, 2019 OPEN FROM 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Waupaca Recreation Center:
Saturday December 21 and December 28, 2019 OPEN FROM 1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
Sunday December 22 and December 29, 2019 OPEN FROM 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

Waupaca Youth Center:
Friday December 20 and December 27, 2019 OPEN FROM 6:00 PM TO 11:00 PM
Saturday December 21 and December 28, 2019 OPEN FROM 6:00 PM TO 11:00 PM

Waupaca Parks: Now smoke free!

New city ordinance prohibits smoking and vaping in all City of Waupaca Parks. In addition, smoking includes the inhalation from, or use of an electronic smoking device. Along with all City parks the ban also includes the River Ridge trail system, Recreation Center and the area around City Hall known as city square. The ordinance prohibits smoking and vaping on all inside and outside property listed above including vehicles parked in the parking lots. For more information see city ordinance 10-19 section 9.231.

ATV/UTV’s now allowed in the city

ATV and UTV’s are allowed on many streets in the city of Waupaca.  The map below (click on it for a larger version) shows what city streets where ATV/UTV use is prohibited.  ATV/UTV use is also not allowed on any trails in the city (such as the River Ridge Trail).

Employment: Full Time Police Officer

Police Officer

Waupaca Police Dept

Waupaca, WI

Reason for Announcement:

Fill Vacancy


The Patrol Officer is responsible for all aspects of police protection and related activities, including but not limited to traffic control, crime prevention, criminal investigation, and the protection of City and public property.


$23.12 – $27.67 per hour
Salary dependent on qualifications


Wisconsin retirement fund; Health insurance; Life insurance; Sick leave; Dental; Paid holidays – 12; Clothing allowance; Longevity pay; Deferred compensation; Vacation


U.S. citizen; Minimum age – 18; Driver license; Good driving record; Good physical condition; Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification; High school diploma; 60 college credits; Associate degree – criminal justice; Ability to possess a firearm; No felony convictions; No domestic abuse convictions; Vision correctable to 20/20; Good verbal and written communication skills; React quickly and effectively to stressful situations; Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; Ability to keyboard/type words per minute; Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems; Clear and concise speech; Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously; Ability to perform essential functions of this position; Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment

Apply By:

4:00 PM, 11/08/2019




Captain John Helgeson
Waupaca Police Department
124 S. Washington Street
Waupaca, WI  54981
Phone:  (715) 942-9944
Fax:  (715) 258-4425


Written exam; Oral interviews; Psychological profile; Medical examination; Vision examination; Drug screening; Background investigation; Residency required; Residency required within 30 miles from the City of Waupaca upon completion of probationary period


Residential Lots for Sale

The City of Waupaca is seeking parties interested in the purchase of vacant residential lots located within two prominent subdivisions in the city. This is a rare opportunity for builders and developers to obtain land minutes from downtown shopping, schools and major area employers. Buffalo Ridge is a five minute walk away from Cary Pond, while Woodland Estates is in the process of becoming an arising neighborhood on the North side of the downtown corridor. Buffalo Ridge Subdivision only has one lot left for sale while Woodland Estates has nineteen. The zoning of both subdivisions is classified as R-1 Single Family. Please refer to the City of Waupaca Zoning Code online here for specifications regarding the R-1 Zoning District.  Design standards and buyer requirements are listed on the lot fliers attached.

Buffalo Ridge Lot   |   Woodland Estate Lots

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kathy Kasza, Finance Director

Driveway Permits Now Required

Did you know that if you want to add, replace, or fix your driveway within road right-of-way you would need a permit?  A permit application can be found on the City of Waupaca website at: or copies are available at Waupaca City Hall, 111 S. Main Street.  This permit holds a zero dollar fee, but must be completed and approved before any driveway improvements within public right-of-way can occur.  Please see municipal ordinance 8.11 or call Waupaca Public Works at 715-258-4420 for more information.

Chickens within the City Limits

As there has been an expanded interest in raising backyard chickens within the City of Waupaca, the Common Council adopted an ordinance to allow five (5) chickens in R-1 and R-2 District.  The ordinances requires a permit be issued by the Community and Economic Development Department and renewed annually. Residents can visit the City of Waupaca’s website at for the application and ordinance for keeping of chickens in R-1 and R-2 districts.

The City of Waupaca is aware there are currently residents housing chickens on their properties. These residents have until December 31, 2016 to come into conformity with the chicken ordinance. Questions regarding the chicken ordinance should be directed to the City Code Compliance Manager at 715.942.9914.   


Wisconsin Crime Alert Network

The Waupaca Police Department wants to remind citizens and businesses of a state wide crime alerting network called WCAN (Wisconsin Crime Alert Network). The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network (WCAN) is a statewide program that links law enforcement agencies with the business community and the public in a partnership to fight crime. WCAN is a highly effective program which can help prevent crime and aid in the apprehension of criminals. WCAN allows law enforcement agencies to send out crime alert bulletins rapidly, to the business community and to the general public, whenever a crime or suspect may affect citizens or their businesses. WCAN provides a rapid, cost-effective means of communication between law enforcement agencies and the community we serve.

S I G N U P N O W !

Help keep Wisconsin Citizens and Communities Safe Go to:


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