Welcome to the Town of Center!

The Town of Center is located in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, north of the city of Appleton.  The town enjoys a blend of family farming operations, rural residential development and two local community focal points - Mackville and Center Valley.

In 2010, the Center Valley Grade School built in 1887 was enrolled in the State and National Registers of Historic Places.  The one-room schoolhouse has been renovated to look as it did in the 1940s.  The school is open for scheduled tours by the "Friends of Center Valley Grade School" by calling 920-734-5073.

2016 TAXES

2016 Real Estate Taxes payable in 2017 were mailed to residents on December 5, 2016.  First Installments are payable to the Town of Center.  First Installment Payments are due January 31, 2017.  After that date, payments need to be made to the Outagamie County Treasurer.  This information is on your Tax Bill.


Payments can be made at the Town Hall during regular office hours on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 5 p.m. Special Tax Collection Hours at the Town Hall will be:  Friday, December 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. OR by mail to:  Town of Center, N3990 State Road 47, Appleton, WI 54913.  Payments by mail will be posted as paid by the post-marked date on the envelope.  If you do not need a receipt, include your check, payable to the “Town of Center”, and the “1ST  INSTALLMENT  OR FULL PAYMENT” stub from your tax bill.  If you need a receipt, please include a self addressed, stamped envelope along with your payment stub and check.   Please be sure that the numeral amount and the written amount are the same on your check.


Payments can also be made THROUGH JANUARY 31 at the AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK, located at 2200 North Richmond Street.   You must present the tax bill stub and payments must be for the exact amount as stated on the tax bill.  No refunds or change can be given at the Bank.  Checks need to be payable to the Town of Center and if your name is also on your escrow check, please endorse the check.



There is a special assessment charge for POWTS and/or DRAINAGE DISTRICT on my taxes, what is this?  POWTS is for “Private On-site Waste Treatment System” and is a special assessment from Outagamie County for record maintenance; the DRAINAGE DISTRICT is a special assessment established by the County Drainage Board for a natural water flow district on your property which they have jurisdiction.  The Town has no authority over these special assessments.

My lender has told me that our tax payment was made and we need a receipt for payment, can you provide one?  Yes, but not until the payment has been received at the Town Hall office.  Many times lenders/mortgage companies will “release payment” for the amount of taxes but will hold the payment until or near the due date.  Please check with your lender/mortgage company as to their payment policy.  Again, the payment date used will be the post-mark date on the envelope.


I need a dog license, can I include the payment with my taxes?  It is preferred that a separate check be written for your dog license(s).  It is a good practice to renew your dog license(s) when you pay your taxes!  Dog licenses expire December 31 of each year, generally the new tags for the year are available the first week in December.  Be sure to include your Certificate of Vaccination and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your new license.  (More dog license information below)



Per State Statute, you must get a new license every year from your municipality.  2017 licenses will be available at the Town Clerk’s office mid-December.    The Certificate of Vaccination must be included with tag fee payment.  Currently, the fee is $4.00 per spayed or neutered dog.  If your dog is not spayed or neutered, the fee is $9.00 per dog.  If your animal is new to your household and more than 5 months old, you must obtain the license within 30 days of getting the dog.  Generally the following information:  your name, address, phone #, dog’s name, if they are spayed/neutered is included on the Certificate of Vaccination.  A separate dog license application form is not required.  PLEASE INCLUDE A STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE.  NOTE:  the Certificate of Vaccination will be returned with your license.  If you are including this information with your 2016 tax payment, a separate check should be submitted.

2016 Board of Review and Open Book

Notice of Open Book and Board of Review for the Town of Center, Outagamie County

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

The Board of Review has been completed and is adjourned for 2016.

2016 Chip Sealing Rfp -  Was Awarded To
Scott Construction for $116,646.00

The Town of Center is  chip sealing on the following town roads in 2016:

Hample Road – County Road JJ to Quarry Road (1/2 mile)

Hample Road – County Road S to Center Valley Road (1 mile)

Hample Road – Center Valley Road to Krueger Road (1 mile)

Quarry Road – Hample Road to Mayflower Road (1 mile)

Mayflower Road – Quarry Road to County Road “O” (1 mile)

Mayflower Road – County Road “O” to Wege Road (1/2 mile)

Center Valley Road – Meade Street to Ballard Road (1 mile)

Revision to Garbage and Recycling Pickup Day

Residents south of Wege Road (including those living on the south side of Wege Road, east of State Road 47) will have garbage and recycling pickup on FRIDAYs.

Residents east of 47 and north of Wege Road will be picked up on MONDAYs. Effective 2-8-16

Spring Newsletter and 2015 Annual Report

Now Available, Click on Notices

2016 Annual Meeting Minutes Now Available!!

To view them, click on Town Board Agendas & Minutes

Weed Ordinance Notice 

Every person is required by law to destroy all of the following noxious weeds growing on land in the Town of Center, OutagamieCounty, owned, operated, or controlled by that person: Canada thistle, leafy spurge, field bindweed (creeping jenny), and others as determined by the Town Board.

If the town board determines after investigation of the conditions on the land that the persons owning, occupying, or controlling the land have failed to destroy all noxious weeds on the land, the town board may cause to be served upon any or all of those persons a copy of the notice required under ss.66.0407 (4), Wisconsin Statutes, together with a statement commanding that the noxious weeds upon the land shall be destroyed within 15 days of the receipt of the notice or the person shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in the Town of Center Noxious Weed Ordinance. 

Dated this 13thday of May, 2015. 

Robert Toby Paltzer, Chairperson