City of Algoma

Our Mission Statement: To provide the highest quality programs and services, in an efficient manner, to enhance the quality of life within the City.

City Hall

Mailing Address: 416 Fremont Street, Algoma, WI 54201

 Normal Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Monday - Friday  

Phone Number: (920) 487-5203

Fax Number: (920) 487-3499

General E-Mail: algoma@algomacity.org


City Hall Personnel  

City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer - Jeff Wiswell

City Deputy Treasurer - Amber Shallow, Notary Public

City Deputy Clerk - Jamie Jackson, Notary Public

Click on staff's name for their e-mail address


Public Records Request

All records, except those specifically exempted by law, are open records that are available to the public. All   

requests must be made in writing. You can mail or drop off your request to City Hall, 416 Fremont Street,

Algoma, WI 54201.  Your request must contain your name, phone number and date you are filing your 

request. New documents do not have to be created or additional analysis does not have to be done for a

records request. Public records requests are for currently existing documents. If a document does not

exist, it is not a public record. Any photocopies of records will be made for a copying fee of $0.15 per page.

If searching for the document takes over 2 hours of staff time a charge of $25.00 per hour will be charged

to the requester for each additional hour. The request will be completed within 10 business days. 

Click here for the Public Records Request Form.


Voting Information

  • All Algoma City Residents vote at City Hall in the Council Chambers. 
  • Polls are open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Election Day  

           completed form to City Hall before or on Election Day. Please note you will need to provide proof of

          residency. Any one of the following is accepted as proof of residency: a Wisconsin Driver's License 

         with your current Algoma address, a Utility Bill with your name listed on the account or a bank

         statement with your name on the account.

           return the completed form to City Hall by 5:00 P.M. on the Thursday before the current Election. To

          receive an absentee ballot you must be registered at your current address.


Tax Collection

  • Tax notices are sent to all Algoma taxpayers' by mid-December. 
  • At least the first installment and special assessments are due to the City Treasurer by January 31st.
  • Personal Property Taxes are also due in full to the City Treasurer by January 31st.  
  • You may pay your taxes in person at City Hall during office hours. After hours payments may 

           dropped off in the City Hall drop box in the front of City Hall. You may also mail your payment.   

  • Currently the City does not accept credit cards. You may contact the Kewaunee County  

          Treasurer's Office at (920) 388-7131 to pay your tax bill via credit card. There will be an additional

          charge for this. 

  • The second installment is due by July 31st to the Kewaunee County Treasurer. The City of Algoma   

          DOES NOT collect the second installment payment!  


Work Permits

Children ages 12 through 17 are required to obtain a work permit upon being hired by an employer.

A work  permit maybe obtained at Algoma City Hall during normal business hours. To obtain a work permit the  following is required: 

  • The child obtaining the permit MUST be present to sign the actual work permit
  • One of the Following: Birth Certificate/Baptismal Certificate/Wisconsin ID Card/Drivers License (A

          Temporary License is acceptable) 

  • Social Security Card ( Copies will not be accepted)
  • A letter from the employer stating what the child's job responsibilities will be
  • $10.00 fee - if the employer does not provide the $10.00 fee up front, the $10.00 should be 

          reimbursed on the first paycheck.  

All children are required by Wisconsin Law to have a work permit BEFORE starting a new job!