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.


The Recycle Shed at City Hall has reopened with some new rules to help keep everybody safe during this time. The Shed will be open our normal hours effective immediately. Please make sure you are following the rules posted on our recycling page and recycling guidance from WLSSD of acceptable materials. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND COOPERATION!

City Facilities Reopened to Public

City facilities are now reopened to the public.  We ask that you  maintain social distance and continue to use the drop box if possible in order to limit the number of people entering City Hall.  Emergency services are still available and city staff is continuing to conduct business via phone or email.  You can also call and make an appointment with City Staff. FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN TO ENTER CITY FACILITIES

Census 2020

Remember to respond to the Census. You should receive a notice in the mail. Click this link if you'd like to take the Census now:  Take the Census