Marathon County Uniform Addressing

Welcome to Marathon County’s official Uniform Addressing website!

Here is where you’ll find the latest updates on the Uniform Addressing project, downloadable checklistsmaps, and reference guideslinks to helpful resources, and more. We hope you’ll check back often to keep yourself informed about this county-wide project.

REMINDER: Address Sign Placement in Marathon County

As the Uniform Addressing project enters the final phase of installation there have been some questions from Marathon County residents regarding the placement of the blue address signs. It is advised that the address sign is not moved from the installed location. This location was chosen so the sign is visible from the road in both directions and it allows emergency vehicles to quickly identify the address from a distance.

The sign should be on the left side of the driveway approximately 10 feet from the edge of the road and 6-8 feet from the edge of the driveway. Installation crews have the flexibility to move the sign to the right side of the driveway if there are any obstructions or utilities in the way.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Town of Rib Mountain to Join Uniform Addressing Project

Later this year, residents, business owners, and landowners in the Town of Rib Mountain will receive new six-digit addresses as part of Marathon County’s Uniform Addressing project to enhance public safety. The addition of Rib Mountain to the county-wide project is the result of a decision handed down by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on May 16, 2019 (PDF).

The re-addressing project (still underway in several northwestern municipalities) is expected to have sign-installation crews begin working in the Town of Rib Mountain by late Summer or early Fall 2019. 

Public Input Meeting on Proposed New Road Names in Rib Mountain

As part of the project, 65 street names within the Town of Rib Mountain will be renamed.

A public input meeting was held on Wednesday, June 26 at the Town of Rib Mountain Municipal Center (3700 North Mountain Road). This meeting was an opportunity for Rib Mountain property owners to become better informed about the proposed road name changes and to provide input before the Town of Rib Mountain submitted a final Road Name List to the County, which will be used to create new road and address signs.

We invite you to view our dedicated Rib Mountain page of this website for further details pertaining to the Town of Rib Mountain's participation in this county-wide project.

NOTE: Residents, business owners, and landowners in Berlin, Bern, Brighton, Halsey, Hamburg, Holton, Hull, Johnson, Rib Falls, Rib Mountain, Rietbrock, Spencer (town), and Stettin should continue to use their current address (for driver license renewals, check re-ordering, etc.) until they receive an Official Notice of address change from Marathon County CPZ Department in the mail in 2019. For public safety reasons, new addresses cannot be released before then.

Trouble Updating or Using Your New Address Online?

When your Uniform Address sign is installed, your new address will already have been updated with the national United States Postal Service (USPS) database. Many companies and online businesses access USPS data through a third-party vendor that issues updates on its own schedule. This may cause a delay in your new address being updated or verified by some companies, utilities, or online businesses.

AFTER your new address sign is installed, if you’re doing online banking — or using a credit card for an online purchase or payment — and you have problems with your new address being recognized or accepted, simply use your old address until the company updates its customer address list to match the USPS database.

stallation Progress Map

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View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) webpage for answers to common questions about the Uniform Addressing project.

Check out our Documents webpage for downloadable Quick Reference Guides for residents and business owners.

Visit our Assistance webpage for details on in-person, live chat, and phone support for the Uniform Addressing project (provided by Marathon County Public Library staff), educational programs, and more.

If you still have questions after viewing our webpages, please contact the Marathon County Conservation, Planning, & Zoning (CPZ) Department at 715-261-6000 or

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2019-09-16 Address Sign Placement in Marathon County
2019-06-19 Town of Rib Mountain to Join County-wide Uniform Addressing Project
2018-11-07 Voting & Uniform Addressing: Poll Workers to Have Cross-Reference Book of Old/New Addresses to Assist with Voter ID on Election Day
2018-10-22 Rib Mountain Participation in Uniform Addressing Project Remains On Hold
2018-10-04 Uniform Addressing :: A Progress Report
2018-07-12 Corrected Official Notices Will Be Mailed to Town of Texas & Town of Wausau Property Owners in July
2018-06-11 Rib Mountain Participation in Uniform Addressing Project Remains On Hold
2018-04-04 Uniform Addressing Project Delayed Due to April Snowstorms
2018-03-29 Media Coverage: Marathon County Uniform Addressing Transition Begins (WSAW)
2018-03-20 Uniform Addressing Project to Begin in Eastern Marathon County on April 9
2018-03-13 Uniform Addressing New Address Ranges for 15 Eastern Towns & Village of Elderon Released
2018-02-08 Marathon County Re-addressing: What You Need to Know (WSAW)
2018-02-06 Old vs. New Road Name List Updated (February 2018)
2018-01-31 Media Coverage: Marathon County Uniform Address Meeting (WSAU)
2018-01-31 Media Coverage: Wausau Chamber Holds Meeting on Uniform Addressing (WAOW)
2018-01-29 Marathon County’s Uniform Addressing Project to Begin Spring 2018 :: New Reflective Address & Street-Name Signs Aim to Improve Public Safety, Officials Say
2018-01-22 Media Coverage: Marathon Co. Set to Begin Uniform Addressing Project (Wausau Pilot and Review)
2018-01-22 Media Coverage: Marathon Co. Uniform Addressing to Cost $1.2 Million (WAOW)
2018-01-21 Media Coverage: 20,000 Marathon County Properties to Be Impacted by Uniform Address Changes (WSAW)
2018-01-15 Participating Municipalities to Receive Postcard Update in January 2018
2018-01-10 Village of Weston Withdraws from Uniform Addressing Project
2017-12-21 Town of Rib Mountain Participation in Uniform Addressing Project On Hold
2017-10-23 Marathon County Uniform Addressing Update
2017-07-01 Uniform Addressing Implementation
2017-06-20 Uniform Addressing – The Right Call