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The Town of Algoma is a very sought after municipality in which to live. With a population of just over 7,000 residents, the Town is conveniently located just west of the City of Oshkosh, east of the City of Omro, and within 30 minutes of the Fox Cities and City of Fond du Lac. The low property taxes combined with a high level of municipal services has created the ideal environment for a good quality of life. The Town enjoys all of the nearby amenities but not the big city hustle and bustle. Algoma is located within the Oshkosh Area School District except for a few residents in the far NW corner of the Town. Those residents are in the Omro School District. Oakwood Elementary School is part of the Oshkosh Area School District and is located at the intersection of N. Oakwood Road and Omro Road.

Neighborhoods in Algoma

Over the past several years, Algoma has experienced a noticeable growth in new housing. The newer subdivisions, such as Bellhaven Estates, Olde Apple Acres, and Lakevista Estates have lots still available for those individuals looking to build their dream home. With a number of established neighborhoods, there are a variety of housing options that fit most everyone’s wants and needs. Most of the homes in the Town of Algoma are beautifully crafted and often sit on large lots with plenty of room for children and pets. There are also parcels located throughout the Town that are available and suitable for retail, commercial, or service type businesses. Algoma has room to grow without compromising its easy going, leisurely feel.

Algoma Town Government

Algoma’s Town Hall is located at the intersection of N. Oakwood Road and Witzel Avenue. The Town is governed by an elected Town Board comprised of four Supervisors and a Town Chairman. There is a seven-member appointed Planning Commission that oversees all land use proposals within the Town. The Commission reviews all proposals and makes a recommendation to the Town Board for approval or denial. There are two appointed committees: Economic Development and Parks. As topics arise in these two areas, these committees address them and make recommendations to the Town Board for their approval. The Town has three full-time and four part-time employees. The full-time employees are the Administrator, Clerk/Treasurer, and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer. Part-time staff consist of the Fire Chief, Building Inspector, Road and Drainage Coordinator, and Building and Grounds Supervisor. The Algoma Fire Department is a volunteer department providing fire and first responder services to Town residents.


Town residents and visitors can enjoy three public parks and a public boat landing. Jones Park is the newest addition to the Town’s park system. It has walking paths, playground equipment, workout stations, sledding hill, pavilion, basketball court, pickleball court, sand volleyball court, gaga pit, and plenty of space for soccer and football games. The courts and pavilion are available on a first come first serve basis. Final landscaping and plantings were completed in 2020. Kewaunee Park is located in the NE Corner of the Town on Kewaunee Avenue. There are several pieces of playground equipment available for children of all ages and plenty of open grass area to be used for all types of games and sports. Town Hall Park has playground equipment, a volleyball net, and soccer nets, along with plenty of open space for other games. The only public access Town residents and visitors have to Lake Butte des Morts is through the public landing at the north end of Oakwood Road. There is no public parking near or at the landing, so please be mindful of the residents living in that area.

Winnebago County and City of Oshkosh Services to Town Residents

Since Algoma is an unincorporated community, the Town contracts with the Winnebago County Highway Department for snow plowing and general maintenance of the Town’s roads, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office for police coverage, and the City of Oshkosh for Ambulance Service. Algoma contracts with private contractors as needed for snowplowing of the municipal properties, mowing and maintenance of the parks, and specific ditch and road maintenance projects.

Contacts for Services

Municipal Water and Sewer Services are provided by the Algoma Sanitary District, which is a separate entity from the Town of Algoma. There are some homes that are still on individual wells but many have been connected to the municipal system. All homes within the urban area of Algoma are on municipal sanitary sewer. Please contact the Algoma Sanitary District for transfer of service when moving in to the Town of Algoma.

Garbage and recycling are provided by Harter’s Fox Valley Disposal through a contract with the Town of Algoma. Yard waste collection is provided by the Grounds Guys also through a service contract with the Town. Fees for garbage, recycling, and yard waste are assessed and then collected as part of each property owner’s annual property tax bill. As a result, the account stays with the property and the new homeowner does not need to transfer the solid waste account to their name(s). Medium and large garbage and recycling totes can be purchased from the Town of Algoma for a cost based on size of container. The garbage and recycling collection calendar is provided on the Town’s website. Yard waste is collected annually April through November based on the published schedule. Paper yard waste bags can be purchased from area home improvement stores, such as Lowe’s, Menard’s, Fleet Farm, and Costco.

Wisconsin Public Service provides gas and electric services for Town residents. To ask a WPS customer service agent about starting or stopping service, please contact their website for more information.

There are several companies that provide internet, phone, and television services to Town residents. If there is a specific provider you wish to utilize, please contact them directly for services, costs, and availability. A good source to find out what internet and cable services are available in the Algoma area, please visit

Please take a moment to review the website, and if you have any specific questions on living in the Town of Algoma, feel free to contact the staff. We look forward to serving you now and into the future!