Town of Westport

Regular Office Hours:

Fridays 7:30am-Noon

Kennedy Administration Building
5387 Mary Lake Road
Waunakee, WI 53597
Phone: (608) 849-4372 Fax: (608) 849-9657

The office will be closed if Waunakee Schools are closed due to road conditions.

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News and Announcements


The Westport Administrative Offices are CLOSED due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Please call 608/849-4372 or email for assistance. Stay home...stay safe!!

Effective 7/1/2020, please submit all paperwork, applications and plans for permits electronically to

As a reminder, the refuse and recycling dumpsters at the Town of Westport complex are for Town office and public works use only. They are not for public use.

Schumacher Road Closure: Effective July 27, 2020 construction on Schumacher Road will begin and road closure will be required; primarily from Easy Street to Cuba Valley (possibly further). The estimated time frame is 3-4 weeks, weather permitting.

DNR News Release: Water Safety Starts with a Life Jacket

DNR Media Advisory: Water Safety Toolkit

Mary Lake Road Construction Newsletter Shamrock Road from LaBuwi Lane to Auchter Lane

Dane County Sheriff's Office News Release: Car Thefts and Break-Ins

Restored Lawn Care Tips Sheet

Notice of Public Hearing on Monday, August 10, 2020: Town Zoning Amendments (Kennel Location and Various Standarad for Building Errors)

Public Hearing Ordinance Amendment 20-01

Public Hearing Ordinance Amendment 20-02

Town of Westport Emergency Order 20-01 Emergency Order 20-01 - Certain Construction Activity During COVID-19

Measures being taken at Town of Westport regarding COVID-19 COVID-19 Update #11 May 19, 2020

People may use a face mask, scarf, bandana or other types of face coverings. According to Public Health Madison and Dane County: • Complaints and concerns about enforcement of the mask order SHOULD NOT be sent to law enforcement. The public health team will determine the "best way to provide education to individuals and businesses that are noncompliant, with the goal of providing education first, before moving towards enforcement." Concerns and complaints about businesses may be emailed to: This email address should not be used to complain about individuals not wearing masks. • People or businesses violating the order may be cited. Citations issued within the City of Madison amount to $376. If issued outside of Madison, under the County ordinance the ticket amount will be $263.50.

Public Health News Release: New Orders Requiring Face Coverings

Face Covering Information Page

Guidance for Opening and Operating a Public Cooling Location During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Trusted local doctor Bill Ranum with a letter to the public containing an important message linked here. Please take some time to read and follow sage advice. Letter

Clean Boats, Clean Waters for a Healthy Boating Summer

Yahara WINS 2019 Annual Report

Dane County Sheriff's Office News Release Operation Dry Water

Pier Pickup Schedule

DNR & Dane County Sheriff's Office Renew Weekend Public Hours at Shooting Range, more information can be found here.

Open Burning in the Town of Westport is restricted and regulated by the Town Code of Ordinances. A brief summary can be viewed here

Any resident who will be leaving town for any extended period of time and would like periodic checks on their property, may contact the Dane County Sheriff's Office at 608-255-2345.

When reporting alarms or lift station outages, residents are asked to please contact 608-849-4372.

If you are doing any grading, digging or topography changes near a pond, lake or stream, please contact the Town of Westport or Dane County Land and Water Resources to see if there are special permits that might be required. This will help avoid fees and penalties for not following proper procedures.

Town of Westport Historic Resources Survey

Dane County Storm Drain Mural Tour

Dane County Bike Routes

Dane County Bicycle Map

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