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Welcome to Town of Phelps

Vilas County, WI

Town of Phelps is located in famous Vilas County 15 miles northeast of Eagle River, Wisconsin.

The area of Phelps Township is slightly larger than that of Milwaukee, and smaller than Chicago, 92.4 square miles with a diverse population of 1203. Nearly 75% of the land in Phelps Township is Nicolet National Forest lands. These 37,716 acres translate to 30 acres for each man, woman and child in Phelps.

We invite you to share these beautiful wooded lands and lakes. The headwaters of the mighty Wisconsin River as well as the Deerskin River start right here in Phelps.

For those looking to escape the stresses and hustle and bustle of fast paced city life, Phelps should be your destination. We refer to ourselves as off the map, and in fact the map in the local phone book does not even show Phelps!

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Where do I pay my property taxes?
Full payments and first installments are paid at the Clerk/Treasurer's Office at the Town Hall until January 31st.  Late payments and second installments are paid at the Vilas County Treasurer's Office.
Where is the recycling/transfer center?
4351 DNR Vista Lane (off Strong Road) Winter Hours: Saturday after Labor Day thru Tuesday prior to Memorial Day – Saturday 9 am to 12 noon. Summer Hours: Saturday prior to Memorial Day thru Tuesday after Labor Day – Tuesdays 12 pm to 3 pm & Saturdays – 9 am to 2 pm
When does the Town Board hold their meetings?
Town of Phelps Board Meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 PM at the Phelps Town Hall.