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Landowners need to be aware of the dangers that highway encroachments may present. An encroachment is any prohibited use or activity by property owners within the Highway ROW restricting the full use or purpose for which the ROW was established.
Encroachments may include, but are not limited to, improperly located mailboxes, trees, signs, crops, fences, driveway headwalls, etc. within Highway ROW. Dangerous situations arise from signs and objects placed in vision triangles and along highways and may add unnecessary liability to the Landowner. Decorative rocks and modifications to driveways also present a hazard in the clear zone and ditches of the highway. Any excavation or activity within the ROW of any highway requires a permit from the agency that has jurisdiction of that highway.
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources contracts with an independent contractor for removal of deer carcasses on the State & Federal Highway systems. When Highway Department staff spot a deer carcass on these highways, the independent contractor is notified.
For all County Highways, the Green County Highway Department does not remove deer carcasses unless they are a hazard to the traveling public.
For all Town Roads, please notify the Town Chair of the problem.
Letter Roads (A, H, P, etc.): Green County Highway Department
Number Roads (11, 81, 39, etc.): The Wisconsin Department of Transportation contracts with the Green County Highway Department to provide maintenance services such as plowing, mowing, brush cutting, etc.
Named Roads (Allen, Fox, Townline, etc.): Town, Village or City. Please contact your respective Town, Village or City.
The lined information will show proper mailbox placement along the County Trunk Highway System.
How to Install a Mailbox | USPS
If you believe that the Green County Highway Department has caused damage to your personal property, please contact 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.
When you call to report the damage, you will be asked to submit a written statement to the Highway Department. Form is provided below. Your statement will be given to the County Clerk for action.
All licensing matters related to motor vehicles are handled by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles.
Wisconsin DMV Official Government Site - Driver information (wisconsindot.gov)
Green County Highway Department follows the Wisconsin Department of Transportation guidelines on placing memorials within the right-of-way of all county road.
The guidelines are shown in the attached information:
Memorials on state highways (wisconsindot.gov)
The Highway Department cannot sell supplies to private contractors or the public.
Any signs along roadways, including political/campaign signs, garage sale, for sale, etc. pose potential hazards.
Green County Highway Department works with the same guidelines noted for State Highways to sign placements.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Improperly placed signs (wisconsindot.gov)
Please contact the Green County Land Use and Zoning Department at (608) 328-9423 for further assistance.