Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Does the Town of Belvidere issue building permits?

A.  NO.  The Buffalo County Zoning office issues ALL Building Permits for any Town of Belvidere residents.

See or contact Buffalo County Zoning at (608) 685-6218 weekdays 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

Q.  Does the Town of Belvidere issue driveway permits?

A.  YES.  Effective JANUARY 1, 2010 Driveway permits for modifications or reworking of existing or new driveways that abut a TOWN ROAD are required.  See here page for Ordinance passed December 9, 2009. Contact Deborah M Ruff, Clerk at (507) 450-1207 evenings after 6 pm to request an Application and Specification Booklet. (You can also download the Form)

Driveways that abut a County Highway are permitted by the Buffalo County Zoning Office. (See contact information above)

Q.  When are Town meetings held?

A.  Regular Town meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Cochrane VFW Post 10406, 100 Michaels St, Cochrane Wisconsin at 7 PM.  Meeting Notices and agendas are also published in the C-FC Recorder and this website.

Q.  Where do Town residents vote?

A.  Voting is held at the Cochrane VFW Post 10406, 100 Michaels St, Cochrane Wisconsin.  Use the westside door. The location is handicap accessible.

Q.  What kind of garbage service does the Town have?

A.  The Town of Belvidere is part of BBC Landfill/Recycling located at N Main Street, Cochrane.  The center is open on Tuesdays - 2 PM to 6 PM (APRIL - NOVEMBER) and Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM (YEAR ROUND).  Phone (608) 248-2535 with any questions and fee schedule.

Q.  What is the Fire and Ambulance service for the Town of Belvidere?

A.  All emergency calls are dispatched through the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office by calling 911.

Tri-Community Fire Department issues burning permits for the Township.  Call the non-emergency phone at (608) 248-3044 for more information about attaining a burning permit.

Scenic Valley Ambulance Service is contracted to provide service to township residents.  The Sheriff's Department dispatches the assigned company by location and availability of ambulance squad.