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Building Permits: Iron County Land Use permits required for building projects over 1000 cubic feet.  No permit required for remodeling projects that do not change the foot print or roofline of the original building.  New residences will also require a State of WI permit.

Town of Mercer building permit required whenever a County permit is required. Fees based on the square footage of the building.
0-1200 sq ft     $ 75
1200 – 2000    $125
2000 – 3000    $175
Garages (2 car)    $50
Additions & Decks - based on square footage

Business Park: Located on the southern edge of the town.  Lots are still available. Contact the Clerk’s office or Supervisor Jeff Stenberg at (715) 476-2150 for more information.

  Campers:   Camper permits are required for recreational vehicles and motor homes less than 400 square feet.  Permits are given for a 120 days, and then vehicle must be removed from the property.  24-month permits may be obtained during the building of a residence.

Camping: Iron County Park at Lake of the Falls.  Contact WI DNR at 715 476-2240.

Cemetery:   Located at the intersection of Beachway Drive and Mercer Lake Circle.  A 5’ by 10’ site is $200.  Contact the Clerk’s office for more information.

Community Center:   located at 2648W Margaret Street is available for parties, meetings, etc.  Will seat approximately 125 people comfortably.  Maximum number allowed is 225.  Contact the Clerk’s office for scheduling and fees.
  Demographics :    2010 census estimate – 1,438
Public School - Mercer Public School at 2860W Margaret Street is K-12.
Colleges – Nicolet Technical College, Rhinelander WI
               – Gogebic College, Ironwood MI

The Mercer Town Board consists of five supervisors, one of which is the Chairperson.  The Town Board Chairperson, two Supervisors, Town Clerk and Town Treasurer are elected in April of odd numbered years.  Two Supervisors are elected in even numbered years.
  Financial Institutions:
Associated Bank    715 476-3545
Iron County Community Credit Union    715 476-2231

Fire Department:   Mercer Volunteer Fire Dept at 5271N Vaughn Street with a satellite station at 2894N County Road FF.

Fire numbers:   Your fire number is your address number.  If your property does not have a fire number, you will need to contact Iron County.
Pick up of your garbage may be arranged with any of the companies serving the town, among them are Onyx and Waste Management.  Blue garbage bags may be purchased at the Marathon (ICO), BP, Snows Market and the Town Hall. The drop off site for these is the Transfer/Recycling center on County Road J.  Recycling of paper, cardboard, glass, cans and plastic is held at the Old Town Garage at 2553W County Road J. For hours of operation check the Recyvle/Garbage tab on the home page.  Yard waste and brush may be taken to the Hadley Brush Pit which is open from May through October.  The annual Clean-Up Week is held the week of the 4th of July.  During this week, items may be dropped off at the Town Garage at 5761N US Hwy 51.  There is no charge for most metals, but a fee is charged for some appliances and furniture.  Items may also be taken to the Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority at E5917 US 2 in Bessemer MI (906-932-0600) for a fee.

Hadley Brush Pit:
Located off Popko Circle East on Hadley Road.  Open sometime in May and Closes in October. Hours and dates will be posted in the notice section on the home page. Materials accepted are leaf, pine needles and garden or yard plants; tree branches and shrubs up to 3” in diameter cut into 4’ lengths; and logs 3” and up cut into 2’ lengths.  A “Yard Clean Up” week is usually scheduled the week of Memorial Day where the Hadley Pit will be open during the week.

Health Services:
Marshfield Clinic at 5110N US Hwy 51   715-476-2345

Marshfield Clinic Urgent Care and Clinic  9601 Townline Rd Minocqua  715-358-1000

Nehring Dental Office at 5224N US Hwy 51  715-476-3432

Howard Young Hospital, 240 Maple St  Woodruff  WI  715-356-8000
Aspirus Hospital , 10561 Grandview Ln Ironwood MI  906-932-2525

Aspirus Walk-inClinic 10565 Grandview Lane Ironwood MI 906-932-7662

Aprisus Clinic  611 Veterans Parkway Woodruff WI 715-356-8610

US Hwy 51 runs from the southern line of the township to the northern line.  County Road FF, a mile north of town, runs from US Hwy 51 to the Ashland County line.  County Road J runs from US Hwy 51, at the Marathon Station, to the Eastern township line with Vilas County.  County Road H runs from County Road J (at Carow Park) to the Oma Township line on the north.

Action Floors at 4781N US Hwy 51.

  Latitude & Longitude:         46.17N        90.10W

Mercer Public Library at 2648W Margaret Street is open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm during the summer and until 6:00 pm during the winter.  The library has eight computers for public use and a wireless network.  The Reading Room can be used for small meetings.

Meeting Room (Town Hall)
The Meeting Room in the Town Hall is available for meetings of up to 30-35 people.  Contact the Clerk’s office for scheduling.


Cranberry Inn Restaurant & Motel  at  5491N US Highway 51.  Phone: 715 476-3451.

Loons Nest at 5202N US Highway 51. Phone: 715 476-2330.

Northern Exposure Nites Inn at 5056N US Highway 51.  Phone: 715-476-3586. 

Great Northern Motel  5070 US Hwy 51 Phone: 715-476-2440
Mercer Depot (Mercer Historical Society) at 5262N Lakeview Avenue.
Iron County Historical Society Museum at 303 Iron St, Hurley WI.  Phone: 715 561-2244.

Iron County Miner at 216 Copper St, Hurley WI (weekly on Thursdays).  Phone 715 561-3405.
Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood MI (daily) at 118 E McLeod Ave, Ironwood MI.  Phone:  906 932-2211.
Carow Park , County Road J, on the shore of Grand Portage Lake.  Pavilion available for fund raisers and events. The park has a beach area, pavilion, play area, two ball fields, tennis courts and walking path.
Iron County Park  at Lake of the Falls.

Law enforcement is provided by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.  The non-emergency number is 800-243-2131 or 715-561-3800.

Polling Place:
The Town of Mercer is composed of four voting districts, NE sector is 11-1; W sector is 12-2; general downtown area 13-3; and SE sector 14-4.  The polling place is at the Community Center.

Population:   (2017 estimated) 1440 of which 1,203 are registered voters.

Post Office:
Located at 5265N Lakeview Avenue.  Phone 715-476-0270 
  Radio Stations:
WCQM 98.3 Park Falls WI
WIMI  & WJMS  Ironwood MI
WMQA Minocqua WI
WRJO 94.5 Rhinelander  WI

Carow Park
Iron County Park (Camping)
Tahoe Links Golf Course
Lakes - including the Turtle Flambeau Flowage
ATV and snowmobile trails
Mecca Cross Country Ski Trail

Northwoods Wildlife & Wetlands Club   (PO Box 219  Mercer  WI 54547)
Shooting Range - 834W Range Road - Open April 1st thru Dec 1st
Ski hills in northern Iron County and in Michigan.

Real Estate Offices:
Century 21        715-476-2111
Remax            715-476-2323
Northern Exposure    715-476-3586

Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes:     The Property Tax bills are mailed to property owners in mid-December.  The Town of Mercer Treasurer collects the Personal Property Taxes and the first installment (or full amount) of the tax bill until January 31st.  The Iron County Treasurer collects the second installments, due by July 31st, and any payments made after February 1st, except for delinquent Personal Property, which are paid to the Town of Mercer.

Roads:   Mercer has approximately 153 miles of township roads.  This does not include a number of non-town roads.  Most are dead ends, with the remainder being circles or loops.

Stores – Grocery:
Snow’s Family Market    715-476-9150


  TV Stations:  (Local)
Channel 12 (Rhinelander)
Channel 7 & Channel 9 (Wausau)
Channel 36 Public TV (Park Falls)
Cable:  contact Karban TV Systems 73 South Stevens Street, Rhinelander WI 715-277-2339
Electricity –    Xcel Energy    800-895-4999
                     Price Electric  800-884-0881
Natural Gas – WE Energies    800-242-9137
Propane –    AmeriGas     715-476-2660
                   Hilgy’s         715-543-2800
Telephone –     Centurylink    800-201-4099
  Voter registration:
Any person 18 or older who has resided in Mercer Township for 10 days or more may register to vote.  Voter registration forms are available in the Clerk’s office or online at the State Elections Board website (see Links).
  Water & Sewer:
Mercer Sanitary District    715-476-3575