Vision Statement

City of Rice Lake, with its recreational amenities and rich rural character, strives to provide a well balanced, secure, and enjoyable living environment for citizens of all ages. As a friendly, quiet, family-oriented community, the citizens of the City appreciate and respect the needs of their neighbors. Families will raise their children in safety, peace and quiet, away from the congestion and noise of the city. The City will work together with its residents to sustain moderate commercial, residential and recreational growth, while making sure not to alter the existing character of the City. Proactive decision-making, and the provision of services on the part of the City will maintain the existing quality of life.

Rice Lake History Book Sale

Rice Lake is Celebrating 150 years! Hot off the presses... Rice Lake History Book! Available at City Hall for $25.00 **All profit from book sales is designated to improvements at the Rice Lake City Park**

Local Board of Appeal and Equalization

The Board of Appeal and Equalization for City of Rice Lake will meet on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM at Rice Lake City Hall

Important information regarding property assessments. This may affect your 2022 property taxes.

The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor. If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns.  If you disagree with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may file a written appeal to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization.  The Board will review the assessments and may make corrections as needed.  Generally, you must appeal to the local City Council before appealing to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization.  Contact Toni at 218-249-0733.  ALL APPEALS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING DUE TO COVID-19. Appeal Form

COVID-19 News

City Hall is open to the public.  We ask that you continue to use the "Drop Box" located at the new front entrance to drop off items for City staff including;
  • Utility Payments
  • Building Permit Applications
  • Zoning Applications
City staff are conducting business via phone or email.  You can also call and make an appointment with City Staff. FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED WHEN ENTERING CITY FACILITIES