Rio Clerk's Office

Th Clerk/Treasurer's office can assist you with:

Water and sewer utility payments- The Village of Rio Water & Sewer utility bills quarterly. Customers who do not make payment before the due date listed on the billing will receive a ten-day disconnect notice. Payment must be made within ten days to avoid having water service disconnected.

Current Water Rates

Current Sewer Rates

Voting Information

Elections are held at the Rio Village Hall, 205 Lincoln Ave. Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. The building is handicapped accessible. Contact the Clerk's office to obtain absentee ballots.

Voter Registration Application

Absentee Ballot Application

Voter ID Law

Property Tax Collection

Tax payments may be made in person at the Village Hall during the office hours listed, by using the drop box located near the main entrance to the Village Hall, or by mail. Please have a check for the correct amount of taxes being paid. A refund check cannot be issued immediately. We do not accept credit or debit cards.  If using the drop box or mail to make a payment, and you would like a receipt, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Homeowners not receiving a lottery credit on their tax bill should contact the Village office to see if they are eligible to receive this credit. This credit reduces the amount of the first installment. The Village Treasurer collects payments only until January 31. Second installments are paid directly to the Columbia County Treasurer. Tax information can be found at :

http://www.co.columbia.wi.us

Pet Licensing

Everyone having a dog must have it licensed. If your pet is not licensed by April 1, you will pay a $5 penalty and may be fined.

Pet license fees:
Neutered or spayed dog $3.00
Not-neutered or spayed dog $8.00

Licenses can be purchased at the Village Hall or by mail. If purchasing by mail, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with your payment. We will need proof of rabies shot(s). We must have the date, manufacturer and serial number of the shot. Your veterinarian will have this vaccination certificate.

Dog License Application

Building Inspection

Please contact the Village Hall before you start a home improvement project to determine if a permit is required. Work started before obtaining the proper permit could result in double the permit fees. Fee schedules and applications are available at the Clerk's office.  General Engineering is our permit-issuing agent and inspection service. They are available to answer any questions you may have. Our building inspector is scheduled to be in Rio on Mondays.  If you would like to meet with the inspector, contact the Village Clerk's office to make arrangements.

Building Permit Application

Building Inspection Fee Schedule

UDC Building Permit Application (New One or Two-Family Dwellings Only)

 

Tax Collection and other news

THE CLERK’S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DAYS:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 AND THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2016 and JANUARY 2, 2017

Payments made in person at the Clerk/Treasurer’s office or at Farmers & Merchants Union Bank on or before January 1, 2017 will be recorded as received in 2016. Payments made in the drop box will be collected on January 3rd  at 8:00 am and will be counted as being received in 2016. Payments made in person at the Village office on January 3 will also be counted as being received in 2016 due to the office being closed on December 31 and January 2 for the holiday. If paying by cash please take payment directly to Farmers & Merchants Union Bank. Receipts will only be mailed if a self-addressed postage paid envelope is included with payment.

You May Pay Your Village of Rio Taxes IN PERSON at the RIO BRANCH
FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK through JANUARY 31, 2017
They will accept payments that require a refund to the property owner
Refunds will be issued by the Village of Rio at a later date
NORMAL CLERK’S OFFICE HOURS:
MONDAY - THURSDAY  8:00 AM   -  4:00 PM,  CLOSED FROM NOON -  1:00 PM
CLOSED FRIDAY

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TAXPAYERS AND PET OWNERS

Homeowners not receiving a lottery credit on your tax bill should inquire to see if they are eligible to receive this credit. 
Contact the local treasurer. This reduces the amount of the 1st installment.

Please have a check for the correct amount of taxes being paid.  A refund check cannot be issued immediately.  A drop box is available outside the Village Hall.  If paying by mail or the drop box, and a receipt is requested, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The Village Treasurer collects payments only until January 31st.  The second installment is paid directly to the County Treasurer.  Tax information can be found on the County Website – www.co.columbia.wi.us.

PET LICENSES

Everyone having a dog must have it licensed.  If your pet is not licensed by April 1, 2017, you will pay a $5.00 penalty and you may be fined. 
Neutered or spayed  $3.00      Not-neutered or Not-spayed $8.00

Licenses can be purchased at the Village Hall.  We will need proof of the rabies shot(s).  We must have the date, manufacturer and serial number of the shot.  Your veterinarian will have this vaccination certificate. You may purchase a license by mail.  Please send payment along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope and the proof of rabies shots required. 

SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL
Please keep your side-walks clear of snow and ice to provide safe passage for everyone!  The Village Board would like to remind residents and business owners that snow and ice MUST be removed from all side-walks. According to Village Ordinance 8.08(6)(C), property owners have 24 hours from the time snow ceases to accumulate to remove snow and ice from sidewalks that adjoin their property. Snow cleared from side-walks, driveways and parking lots cannot be shoveled, blown or plowed into the highway, street or any public right-of-way, where it poses a safety hazard to road crews, pedestrians and motorists. If you do not remove snow in a timely manner, the village will do it for you and bill you $75 per hour, 1 hour minimum. Any portion beyond a full hour will be charged the full hourly rate. Each 24-hour period will be considered a separate offense and billed according to ordinance.

NEW GARBAGE/REFUSE CONTRACTOR
Badger Disposal owners have retired and sold the business to Advanced Disposal.  There are no immediate changes and we request that you give them time to figure out the routes.  They have had a few problems but are working to correct them.  You can call Advanced Disposal at 800-387-0949 with any questions or concerns.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

     

Contact Information

Clerk/Treasurer: Amy Stone
Phone: (920) 992-5454
Fax: (920) 992-6108
Email: clerk@riowi.us

Mailing address: 207 Lincoln Ave., PO Box 276, Rio, WI 53960

Office hours: Monday- Thursday 8 am to 4:00 pm
The Clerk/Treasurer's office is closed daily from Noon- 1 pm

Village is closed on Friday


The drop-box located near the main entrance to the Village Hall may be used to make water and sewer utility payments at any time.

 

Agendas and Minutes

2017 Agendas and Minutes

 

2011 Agendas and Minutes
Agendas
Minutes
  10/3/2011
  11/7/2011
  11/22/2011