Forest County welcomes you! You'll not find a traffic light or a parking meter, but you will find warm and friendly people and a beautiful setting to make your time here memorable.
Forest County was created from portions of Langlade and Oconto counties by an Act of the Legislature in 1885. The county was given the name Forest because of the dense forest which covered the county when it was created.
Forest County has an abundance of lakes totaling 21,882 acres. Its network of waterways is unique and consists of 850 miles of fabulous trout streams. There are 824 named lakes in Forest County where pan fish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and muskies are common.
Forest County has the third highest part of our state. Sugar Bush Hill, just off State Highway 32 and US Highway 8 between Laona and Crandon, has an elevation of 1,939 feet above sea level.
Opportunities for recreation abound here, with acres of Nicolet National Forest land waiting to be explored, beautiful lakes, rivers and streams for all types of water sports and unique spots for dining and socializing with friends. Whatever your plans, Forest County is waiting to do what we can to help you enjoy your time.
Courthouse Weather Station information can be found HERE
IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELL-BEING OF THOSE WE
SERVE AND OUR EMPLOYEES, ON BEHALF OF THE FOREST COUNTY RISK MANAGEMENT
COMMITTEE, WE ARE ASKING THAT THOSE WHO NEED TO DO BUSINESS WITHIN THE
COURTHOUSE DO SO VIA TELEPHONE IF THEY ARE ABLE.
If you do not know the phone number for the department you need to reach,
please call the Forest County Clerk’s Office at 715-478-2422 and they will
connect you to the desired department, or see the department tab to the left for a list of departments. Thank you for your understanding.
Public Service Announcement April 27, 2020 FOREST COUNTY
Forest County Highway Commissioner, Bill Anderson Advises that seasonal weight limits will be suspended at 12 noon Monday, May 4th, 2020 for all County Highways except CTH O. This is for the county system only; town, village or state highways may still be in effect. Please check with your local authority for those roads.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
The Courthouse is closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
˝ Day Good Friday
Day after Thanksgiving