Permit Information

*2019 Permits are available for purchase at the Winnebago County Parks office and at the  Winnebago County Clerk's office

Festival Foods (Oshkosh) Fish Tails Bait and Tackle (Cty Hwy A) 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.

2019 Fees

 County ResidentNon County Resident

Senior Citizen

County Resident (55+)

Daily Permit

(Available at Launch)

Annual Permit$35$45$30

Multi-year Permit









3 County Permit

Separate Sticker


(Resident, Non-Resident or Senior Citizen)

3 County stickers can only be purchased at the Parks Office or County Clerk's Office in Oshkosh.  This sticker is a collaboration between Winnebago, Fond du Lac and Calument Counties.  These stickers can only be used on the Lake Winnebago launches owned by these counties ONLY! 


Permit process can NOT be completed through the mail.

Second Permits

When purchasing an initial permit sticker, a second 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: 112 Otter 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 

Replacement 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 must to be attached to the lower left hand corner of the driver's side windshield. If not attached properly, a citation will be levied.

Sticker location

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Parks Department

625 E County Road Y
Suite 500
Oshkosh, WI 54901

County Clerk

112 Otter Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901
M-F 8am to 4:30pm

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