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8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Adams County Courthouse is closed the following holidays.

New Years Day
Friday before Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Day after Thanksgiving
The last work day immediately preceding Christmas
Christmas Day

If any of the above mentioned holidays fall on Saturday, the preceding Friday is considered the holiday, if a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is considered the holiday.


400 Main Street Friendship WI 53934

Administration Wing - 403 Adams Street
Courthouse Entrance - 401 Adams Street
Law Enforcement - 301 Adams Street
Huber Entrance - 397 Adams Street

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Caution urged near dams due to potential for increased river flows, unstable ice conditions

With temperatures forecast to be above 50 degrees for the next several days, Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) is urging residents to avoid the areas around its Petenwell and Castle Rock hydroelectric dams because of the potential for unstable ice, increased river flows and elevated river levels.

A WRPCO employee recently spotted people fishing on its reservoir. WRPCO advises all outdoor enthusiasts to remove any personal property from and stay clear of its reservoirs, as the warm weather may create thin ice conditions or cause sections to break away and move downstream. Even during typical weather conditions, ice formed around hydroelectric dams is often unsafe.

Water from melting snow and ice has the potential to significantly raise narrow portions of the Wisconsin River. Sections or blocks of ice that have not completely melted also may clog river passages and elevate river levels.

Additionally, the National Weather Service is predicting increased river flows into the Petenwell Dam throughout next week. The increased flows have the potential to cause flooding on roadways located south of the WRPCO hydroelectric dams.

WRPCO is closely monitoring ice conditions and river levels around its dams, and will continue to communicate with county officials and residents located near its dams about any changes in river conditions.

Public Information Meeting
WisDOT Project: 6355-00-05                    Adams County Project: 10033
CTH Z Reconstruction                              CTH Z Reconstruction
Alpine Drive to the Wood County Line        Apache Avenue to Alpine Drive
A Public Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Rome Town Hall, 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Plans for the reconstruction of County Highway Z will be available for viewing. Representatives from Adams County and Mi-Tech (design consultants) will be present to discuss the project and answer individual questions.
The Adams County Highway Department along with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has contracted Mi-Tech Services, Inc. (Mi-Tech) to prepare plans for CTH Z reconstruction from Alpine Drive to the Wood County Line as well as Apache Avenue to Alpine Drive. The proposed projects will include reconstruction of CTH Z to meet current design standards.
The county will be widening the roadway to provide 12’ driving lanes and 5’ paved shoulders, improving ditches and acquiring temporary easements in the areas along the entire project. The roadway will be closed to through traffic but open to local traffic during construction. Both projects are planned for construction in 2018. 
Notice To All Adams County Dog Owners
Notice is hereby given to all dog owners that rabies vaccinations and dog licenses are required under the statutes.
Certificates of current vaccination must be presented when obtaining dog license. All dogs five (5) months of age or older require a license.
The minimum license fee for neutered males or spayed females is $8.00 upon presentation of evidence that the dog is neutered or spayed and $13.00 for an unneutered male dog or unspayed female dog or one-half of these amounts if the dog became five (5) months of age after July 1 of the license year.
Multiple dog license fees are $35.00 for twelve (12) or fewer dogs and an additional $3.00 for each dog in excess of twelve (12).
Late fees of $5.00 shall be assessed and collected from every owner of a dog five (5) months of age or over if the owner failed to obtain a license prior to April 1.
Cindy Phillippi, Adams County Clerk
Adams County Snowmobile Trails
All Adams County snowmobile will close at 12:00 midnight, February 13, 2017. 

Check back often to see when trails may change. Please respect the property owners who allow the use of their lands. For a trail map and/or up-to-date trail information throughout the season please call Adams Co. Parks at 608-339-4230 and choose the snowmobile information line. Please do not go on the trails before making sure they are OPEN! When you do snowmobile please stay on the trails!   For latest trail information go to Wisconsin Snow Report at



2015-2016 Adams County Plat Books
The 2015-2016 Adams County Plat Book are available at the Treasurers office & other local businesses on Friday. Cost is $ 35.00/book
 County & Municipal Meetings

2/20/2017 1:00 PM Library Library
2/21/2017 3:00 PM Safety A160 Courthouse
2/21/2017 6:00 PM County Board - Meeting of the Whole County Board Room
2/21/2017 6:00 PM County Board County Board Room
2/23/2017 9:00 AM Board of Canvas A160 Courthouse
2/23/2017 5:00 PM HIghway See Agenda
2/28/2017 8:30 AM Health Insurance A260 Courthouse
2/28/2017 9:00 AM Board of Canvass A160 Courthouse
2/28/2017 7:30 PM Town of Adams - Town Board Town Hall
3/1/2017 1:00 PM Planning & Zoning A260 Courthouse
3/15/2017 9:30 AM Board of Adjustments A260 Courthouse

These are public meetings and as such all members or a majority of the member of the County Board may be in attendance. While a majority of the County Board members or the majority of any given County Board Committee may be presented, only the above committee will take official action base on the agenda. End times are approximate only, meetings will run until all business on the agenda has been conducted. Any person wishing to attend who, because of a disability, requires special accommodation, should contact the County Clerk’s Office at (608) 339-4200 at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting time so appropriate arrangements can be made.


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