*2015 Permits are available for purchase at the Winnebago County Parks office and at the Winnebago County Clerk's office starting Friday, January 2nd, 2015*
Payne's Point Liquor & Bait (Neenah), Citgo Lakeshore Mart, LLC (Hwy 45 Oshkosh) and Festival Foods (Oshkosh) will start selling the permits by mid to late March. Please see the "Permit Purchase Locations" tab on the left hand side of the page for directions to these locations.
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County Resident (55+)
(Available at Launch)
3 County Permit
(Resident, Non-Resident or Senior Citizen)
Collaboration between Winnebago County, Fond Du Lac County and Calumet County.
Lake Winnebago launches owned by these counties ONLY!
3 County sticker can only be purchased at the Parks Office or County Clerk's office in Oshkosh.
Permit process can NOT be completed through the mail.
When purchasing an initial permit sticker, a second $5.00 sticker is available for an additional vehicle used by the same individual; proof of ownership is required. Second stickers purchased after the initial transaction, are only available at:
- Winnebago County Parks Department: 625 E. County Road Y, Suite 500, Oshkosh, WI
- Winnebago County Clerks Office: 415 Jackson St, Oshkosh, WI
- County Office Hours are: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday*Credit/Debit cards are not accepted
- Not available for the 3 County permits
Available at the Winnebago County Parks office or Winnebago County Clerk's office only.
You MUST remove the old sticker from your windshield and bring it with you when obtaining the replacement sticker, even if the sticker comes off in pieces we still need the old sticker back.
If you do not bring the old sticker back, a replacement fee of $5 may be applied when obtaining a replacement sticker.
Ordinance No. 19.24(11)
The Boat Trailer Parking Permit Program provides the county with a stable source of funding thereby allowing it to continue to provide a high standard of care for the boat landing properties. In order to facilitate this process, all revenue derived from the program is directed towards an account reserved for maintenance and improvement of Winnebago County boat landings.
On an annual basis, the county expends approximately $90,000 within the Parks Boat Landing Operations Fund; Winnebago County has seven boat landings located throughout the county.
Additional Operating Costs
The county owns an inventory of one hundred and twenty one (121) lit and unlit buoys that are annually placed out on the surrounding lakes. In order to facilitate this service each year the county dedicated over $110,000 to install, maintain and remove these fixtures. In addition to the county’s maintaining the navigational aids system, the Sheriff’s Department appropriates approximately $40,000, along with state grants, towards operating its boat patrol.
Vehicle Sticker vs. Boat Trailer Sticker
By designating this as a "Boat Trailer PARKING PERMIT" involving a sticker attached to a motor vehicle, it empowers the county to apply enforcement through State Statute 345.28. This statue can not be used for a program where the permit and sticker are linked only to a boat trailer. It is solely through State Statute 345.28 that the vehicle license plate number can be legitimately used and a non-moving traffic citation issued.
Attachment of Sticker
The sticker needs to be attached to the lower left hand corner of the driver's side windshield. If not attached properly, you will be ticketed.