Town of Berry Frequently Asked Questions


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What's with the electronic newsletters and why is the Calendar so hard to read?


Newsletters and other PDF files

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the global standard for capturing and reviewing rich information from almost any application on any computer system and sharing it with virtually anyone, anywhere. It shows the style and format desired by the creator of the document rather then converting it to available type faces and styles available on the viewer’s computer.

     Until recently, PDF documents needed to be downloaded and viewed from each viewer’s computer. With recent browsers and newer versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader and helper applications viewers can now see a file online and decide if and where to download it. However, large PDF files will take longer to appear especially if using dial-up access where broadband service is not available.


When are burning permits required?

Review the information on burning permits on the Permit page here.

When do I need a building permit?

Review the information on building permits on the Permit page here

How do I obtain an absentee ballot?

Details on obtaining an absentee ballot are available here.

When will I receive my property tax bill?

Tax bills are sent out to all property owners in December. Please notify the Town Treasurer of address changes at 608-767-4152 or email the Town at

How do I obtain a dog license?

Details about obtaining dog licenses are available here

When is garbage picked up?

Garbage is picked up weekly on Mondays, recyclables every other week. See the schedule on the services page. Check your newsletter for holiday schedule pick-up.

Clean sweep/ hazardous materials disposal/electronics recycling

Dispose of unwanted or damaged paints, varnishes, finish removers, kerosene, driveway sealant and other chemicals and solvents at Dane County Clean Sweep. For electronics recycling, check the DNR Ecycle webpage. Town and Country will also provide special pickup for a fee, when arranged with the company directly. Contact them: Town & County Sanitation, 1-800-626-1915.