Marathon County Wisconsin
Contacting Us

Marathon County Courthouse
500 Forest St.
Wausau WI 54403

Hours: 8AM to 4:30PM
Phone: (715) 261-1000
Fax: (715) 261-1515

Life ReportThe LIFE report provides a wide spectrum of information and data depicting the quality of life in Wausau and Marathon County.  Its purpose is to provide a reference for the community to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and identify priority issues. The report, which is published every two years, serves as a tracking vehicle to show how the community has changed over time.

Welcome to Marathon County Wisconsin Central Time!!
In Marathon County you are in a whole different time zone. Wisconsin Central Time is about living in the moment. It’s not about living to work or working to live, but about living fully; about enjoying that kind of balance to life that allows you to approach every day with heightened appreciation. Marathon County offers an abundance of diversity in culture, recreation, natural beauty, seasons, economic activity and residential options.

Life in the moment (Photo by RZ)With a full complement of the four seasons you will find recreational opportunities for skiing (downhill and cross country), fishing, boating, snowmobiling, biking and kayaking to name a few. We host world class kayaking competitions, as well as the Junior Olympic trials for cross country skiing. There is an abundance of hills, forests, lakes, rivers, vegetation, and geography accessible to you as a visitor or resident. Granite Peak is a burst with color in the fall and bustling with out of state visitors and locals during the downhill ski season. The Grand Theater offers a venue of entertainment that one would expect to find only in larger metropolitan areas. If an artistic venue is more to your liking, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is a must see, especially the internationally renowned Birds in Art annual exhibit. Throughout the County our communities offer a variety of farmers markets, ethnic festivals and fairs.

Marathon County offers as much diversity in residential options and employment as it does in ethnicity, recreation, natural beauty and culture. Our metropolitan area consists of several communities centrally located at the intersections of I-39/US 51 and Hwy 29. Our regional airport is easily accessible to the business or vacation traveler. Our economy is comprised of a strong health care industry, professional services, manufacturing, agri-business, and a strong commitment to entrepreneurship. Whether you are looking for a metropolitan setting or the benefits of rural small town living it can be found in Marathon County. Come experience Wisconsin Central Time.



Recreation OpportunitiesMarathon County has numerous recreational activities available

2016 Budget

BudgetThe County Administrator has released his 2016 Budget Message.

North Central Health Care

ReportThe following report is aimed at clarifying the relationship between NCHC and Marathon County


Brokaw Economic Report

Brokaw ReportThis report provides observations & recommendations concerning the current financial condition of the Village of Brokaw.

2016 Comprehensive Plan

Strategic PlanThe Plan is a document that provides the framework and policy direction for future decisions. Learn More.

LEAN Initiative

LEANLean is a process by which Marathon County identifies ways in which to improve the speed and efficiency of services.

Capital Improvement

CIPThe Capital Improvement Program is a blueprint for planning the County's capital expenditures.

Environmental Impact Funds

GrantMarathon County seeks applications for community projects that focus on environmental remediation and/or natural resource protection.

Strategic Plan

Strategic PlanThe Marathon County 2012-2017 Strategic Plan is a short term roadmap for organizational development.

Road Projects

Road ProjectsThe Marathon County Highway Department has road construction project information available online.

Central Time Video

Wisconsin Central TimeThis video captures the diverse opportunities of living, working and playing here in Marathon County.

County Newsletter

NewsletterThe Wisconsin Central Times newsletter contains timely information about issues being discussed and worked on.

County Board Video

VideoMarathon County now offers online video recordings of County Board Meetings.

LIFE Report

LIFE ReportThe report provides a wide spectrum of information and data depicting the quality of life in Marathon County.

Job Opportunities

Job OpportunitiesYou can now search and apply for Marathon County jobs online.


Employment Opportunities

Employment OpportunitiesYou can now search and apply for Marathon County jobs online.


County Newsletter

Wisconsin Central Time

NewsletterOur Newsletter contains timely information about the issues being discussed and worked on by Marathon County government.

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