Marathon County Wisconsin
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Marathon County Courthouse
500 Forest St.
Wausau WI 54403

Hours: 8AM to 4:30PM
             [Monday-Friday]
Phone: (715) 261-1000
Fax: (715) 261-1515
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Notice

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.

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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.

Highlights

Recreation

Recreation OpportunitiesMarathon County has numerous recreational activities available

2015 Budget

BudgetThe County Administrator has released his 2015 Budget Message.
 

Comprehensive Plan

Strategic PlanThe Plan is a document that provides the framework and policy direction for future development decisions.
View the Task Force.

Holtz-Krause Landfill

Sports ComplexA roughly 20-year cleanup of a former landfill in Marathon County is nearing completion. View article/video here.

Assembly Room

Ribbon CutThe ribbon was cut at the opening of the new Assembly Room in the Courthouse.

Accomplishments

Marathon CountyView a list of many of the accomplishments of County Government for 2012-2013.

LEAN Initiative

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

County Board Video

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

Strategic Plan

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

LIFE Report

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

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.

Vital Records

Vital RecordsThe Register of Deeds office now accepts applications for Birth, Death, Marriage & Domestic Partnership Certificates online.

Sheriff's Sale

Sheriff SaleSheriff Mortgage Foreclosure Sales are held on Tuesdays of each week

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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