Permits/License Information

Sturgeon Bay Compost Site

Before you take yard waste to the compost site please note these changes:

Residents of the Town of Sturgeon Bay have permission to use the compost site to dispose of yard waste with a permit. Permits are available for $100.00 only at the
Municipal Services Building, 835 North 14th Avenue
Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Removal of compost or wood chips is allowed at an additional cost of $15 per truck load or $3.00 per pail. Material must be paid for in advance.

Use of the Compost Site without a permit will result in a trespassing violation and a $500 fine.

If you are not here during the week and want to purchase a permit you can so by mail.

Send a $100 check made out to the City of Sturgeon Bay to the Municipal Services Building, 835 North 14th Avenue.
Include a note stating that:

  • You are a resident of the Town of Sturgeon Bay
  • Your address here
  • Your mailing address
  • Vehicle license number

Your compost permit will be mailed to you.

Burning Permits

Аvailable from any of the Town Supervisors or Town Board

Property Tax Collection

ALL payments (full payment, 1st installment and 2nd installment) should be made payable and mailed to:

Phone: (920) 746-2286

Change of Address

If you need to change the address on your tax bill, please contact Lynne Gustafson, Treasurer at (920) 743-9426. However, the Town cannot make changes to the name printed on your tax bill.

Room Tax

Legal Notice:
Any innkeeper or other property owner offering transient rental (less than 30 days) must obtain a permit and collect 8% room tax (per WI State Statute, local ordinance, and the Door County Tourism Zone Intergovernmental Agreement). For a permit application, call (920) 854-6200 or email [email protected].

Zoning Permits

Contact the Door County Planning Deptartment - (920) 746-2323.

Dog Licenses

All dogs in the Town of Sturgeon Bay are required to be licensed.  To obtain a dog license for the calendar year, send proof of vaccination and payment to:

2067 Taube Road
Sturgeon Bay WI  54235

$3 Neutered/Spayed
$8 Unneutered/Unspayed
$35 Kennel  (first 12 dogs)

Please include PROOF OF VACCINATION – (If original copy, it will be returned to you with your dog license.)

Sprinkler/Blasting/Fireworks Permit Application

Click Here

Fire Numbers

If you are applying for a new fire number or asking for a replacement fire number sign, please call Zakry Schwartz in the Land Use Services Department at the County Government Center, (920) 746-2391 or email: [email protected].

Or you can go to: and then Door County Address (Fire Number) Application can be found on that page.