Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find general information on the Adopt-a-Highway program?
The Waupaca County Adopt-A-Highway Program (AAHP) is modeled after the WI Department of Transportation’s program. This program allows groups to volunteer and support our anti-litter efforts, while at the same time generating publicity for the group’s activities.
Each AAHP group is assigned a two-mile section of county highway for litter control. AAHP groups are asked to pick up litter on their segment 3 times a year between April 1 and November 1. Waupaca County furnishes signs marking the group’s segment, litter bags, safety vests and signs. Interested groups just furnish the enthusiasm.
For information on the WI Department of Transportation’s AAHP call 715-421-8394.
What do I do if I want to change or add a driveway?
How do I report roadway problems?
If there are any problems with a county roadway (County highways are those identified with a one or 2 letters, such as CTH A, CTH BB.) or if you wish to report a general concern or comment, you can report this to us in a variety of ways:
Call us at (715) 258-7152 or email us at email@example.com or write us a letter fully describing the problem and either E-Mail it to the above address or mail it to us at our Fulton St. Address (listed below). In the event of an emergency, please contact the Waupaca County Sheriff's Department.
|Waupaca County Highway Department|
|515 E. Fulton St.|
|Waupaca, WI 54981|
When reporting concerns, please be as specific as possible and try to include such things as individuals involved, location of the problem, etc... to help us more easily identify and correct the problem.
What do I do if I believe that the Highway Department has caused damage to my personal property?
If you believe that the Waupaca County Highway Department has caused damage to your personal property, please call us immediately to notify us of the incident. Before calling, please try to gather as much information as possible, including: Equipment or truck number involved, personnel involved, time and location of incident, and any other pertinent information.
By gathering as much information as possible and notifying us promptly, the incident will be more easily resolved.
When you call to report the damage, you will be asked to submit a written statement to the highway office. Your statement will be given to the County Clerk for action.
What do I do if I find a dead deer or other road kill on a county highway?
The Waupaca County Highway Department is responsible for keeping the County highways free from dangerous obstructions which includes dead deer and various other road kill. If you notice a dead deer, other dead animals, or any other obstructions in the roadway, on either a County or State road, please call us at 715-258-7152 or email us with details on where it is located. We report all dead deer to our Wisconsin Department of Transportation appointed contact.
By calling and reporting these obstructions, we can ensure that Waupaca County maintains clean, safe roadways.
If you find any of these problems on a Town road, please notify the town chair of the problem, or call us so we can report it to the town chair.
Where can I find information concerning Mail-Box Placement?
Mail Box Placement Guidelines
- According to the Department of Transportation, there are several acceptable methods for installing a mailbox.
- All mail boxes should placed so that the bottom of the box is parallel with the shoulder of the road and between 42" and 48" above it.
|Option #||Number of Boxes||Description of Installation|
|1.||1 or 2||4"x4" square wood post buried not more than 24" in the ground|
|2.||1 or 2||4.5" diameter round wood post buried not more than 24" in the ground|
|3.||1 or 2||Soft metal conduit 1.5" - 2.5" in diameter not buried more than 24" in the ground|
|4.||Many||Follow guidelines described above, however, make sure that all posts are at least 34" apart (So that posts do not pile up in front of an out-of-control vehicle)|
- Mail boxes are placed in the highway right-of-way, which needs to be free of dangerous obstructions. Keeping that in mind, if you incorrectly place or alter a mail box in any way so that the post design is stronger than these guidelines offer (Ex. Burying a metal pole filled with concrete) and a motorist leaves the roadway and hits it, causing injury, death, or unnecessary damage to their car, you are liable, not the motorist. Mail boxes should be designed to breakaway in the event that they are struck by a motor vehicle.
To see more information and a diagram from the USPS, please click here.
Mailboxes damaged from snow, ice or slush resulting from plowing or traffic will NOT be replaced by Waupaca County. Mailboxes damaged by direct contact with highway maintenance equipment will be repaired or replaced by Department employees under the following circumstances:
- A Highway Department supervisor/foreman confirms damage by contact of Highway Department equipment.
- The box and support were in good condition prior to the damage.
- Highway Department personnel will provide a standard mailbox and a wooden 4x4 support (if needed).
Where Can I Find Information Regarding My Wisconsin Driver's License?
All licensing matters related to motor vehicles are handled by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles. Web Site: Wisconsin DOT