Welcome to Town of Winchester

Town Hall Office Hours:

Town Chairman:  Monday’s 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Town Clerk:  Monday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Town Hall Phone: (715) 686-2123

Website Contact


Phone: (608) 381-0713

Transfer Station

A new trash compactor has been installed at the Transfer Station.  Recycle Bins in the parking lot will no longer be used.  All recyclables should be placed in the new compactor inside the building.  Please remember, no plastic bags in the conpactor.  If you have questions, please talk with Donnie at (715) 686-7500.  Also, remember these are the official hours:

Monday 9-4
Thursday 9-4
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 9-1

These are the only hours materials can be dropped off!

Building Permits

Building permits are required in the Town of Winchester.  Please contact RC Inspection Agency. Tel. (715) 543-2094 Rick Clem.  The UDC Ordinance is on the Ordinances tab on the bottom left side of this Home Page.

Do You Need a Street Address/Fire Number?

The town of Winchester does not issue street addresses. If you need an address, also called a “fire number”, contact the Town Clerk during office hours (Monday 9 AM-1 PM), for necessary forms.

The town will provide the sign and post, but only order them when we qualify for bulk prices. You are free to put up a temporary sign with your number on it in the meantime. 

Upcoming Elections
Not matter the season, here is what Winchester has to offer:

Photos by local resident, Dave Peters.

1910 School Building Restoration Video
Winchester Library

Library Hours:
Winter (Until June 1) Thursday 9-6, Friday 10-3 and Saturday 10-12.
Summer Hours (June 1-Sept. 1) Monday, Tuesday, Wed. and Fri. 10-3; Thursday 9-6 and Saturday 10-12.

Follow Us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook– check it out to find out the news about the library and upcoming events/programs.  Check out the Facebook page:  Winchester Public Library 54557  As always, information can also be found on our Website: http://winchester.wislib.org/  and in the FYI.  Book reviews of new books we have, will be featured in future editions of the FYI.

Volunteers Needed

Anyone interested in volunteering at our new Library, should contact the Library at (715) 686-2926.

Welcome to the Town of Winchester, Wisconsin — “The Real Northwoods!”

Winchester is located in the northwest corner of Vilas County, bounded by Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the north, Iron County to the west, the town of Presque Isle to the east and the town of Manitowish Waters to the south.

Winchester covers over 34,000 acres and is covered by lakes, with 34 named and 29 unnamed. Almost 80% of the town’s area is wooded, and we have more than 6,000 acres of public land as part of the Northern-Highland American Legion State Forest.

Winchester is a small community most of the year, with approximately 400-500 permanent residents (estimated in the year 2012). Like many towns in the Northwoods, we have a larger summer population, with approximately 3000 seasonal residents. Our area is perfect for summer activities like fishing, boating and hiking. Winter sports such as skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are also popular.