Permit Information

2021 Winnebago County boat launch parking permits are now available for purchase. Permits can be purchased online or in person at the Winnebago County Parks office, Winnebago County Clerk's office, Festival Foods (Oshkosh location) and Fish Tales.

 

Purchase a Permit

Annual & 3-Year Permit Fees

Resident (of Winnebago County) Permits

  • Annual Resident = $35
  • 3-Year Resident = $75
  • Annual Senior Resident (55+) = $30
  • 3-Year Senior Resident (55+) = $60

Non-Resident Permits

  • Annual Non-Resident = $45
  • 3-Year Non-Resident = $100

Supplemental Permits

  • Resident = $5
  • Non-Resident = $10
  • 3-Year Resident = $10
  • 3-Year Non-Resident = $20

3-County Permits

  • Resident, Non-Resident, Senior = $50
  • 3-County permits can only be purchased online and at the Parks office. The sticker is a collaboration between Winnebago, Fond du Lac and Calumet counties. These stickers can only be used on Lake Winnebago launches owned by these counties.
  • You can also purchase a 3-county permit online from Calumet County.

Daily Boat Launch Fee

  • Resident and Non-Resident = $7
  • Daily permits are available at each Winnebago County boat launch.

 

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
  • 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.

Background

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 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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