WAUSAU — The city of Wausau will limit access to City Hall beginning March 23 and for the foreseeable future, the city of Wausau announced today.

The measure is being taken to ensure the safety and protection of city staff members and residents to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“As mayor, my first and foremost obligation is to keep our staff and the general public as safe as possible while ensuring that city services are maintained throughout the pandemic,” said Mayor Robert Mielke in a new release. “At this time, city staff and services provided at City Hall will remain limited throughout the duration of this crisis. Walk-in early voting will remain open for residents on the first floor of City Hall in the lobby. We ask residents to request absentee ballots if at all possible and if you do chose to come in and vote, please follow social distancing recommendations in order to mitigate any spreading of the coronavirus.”

The second and third floor of City Hall will be inaccessible to the public but residents and businesses who need services should use the city website or call the appropriate department.

The City Hall Clerk’s office will close for all payment processing. The only service that will be provided is for in-person early voting. All payments will be accepted online at ci.wausau.wi.us/Services/EPayments.aspx, by mail or at drop boxes in front of City Hall or across from the U.S. Post office.

Licensing is available at https://evolveportal.ci.wausau.wi.us/?portal=clerk.

ABSENTEE VOTING

April 7 spring election voting

By state law, the City Clerk’s office will remain open in City Hall for in-person absentee voting beginning March 23 and continuing through April 3. The hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Again, social distancing will be required and sanitizing will be rigorously completed at polling booths throughout the process.

The city of Wausau strongly recommends registered voters to have an absentee ballot mailed to them as soon as possible. The last day to request a mail absentee ballot is by 5 p.m. April 2. You can request your absentee ballot online at myvote.wi.gov.

Continue to monitor and check the city website daily for updates as these provisions may change. Phone numbers for city offices are:

  • Mayor’s office: 715-261-6800
  • Engineering/GIS: 715-261-6740
  • Community Devevelopment: 715-261-6680
  • Planning: 715-261-6760
  • Assessment office: 715-261-6600
  • City Clerk’s office: 715-261-6620
  • Finance department: 715-261-6640
  • Attorney’s office: 715-261-6590
  • Inspections & Zoning: 715-261-6780

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