Calumet County

Beth A. Hauser

206 Court Street Chilton WI 53014


Secretary to County Board; Elections Administration; Issue marriage licenses, DMV temporary plates, DNR hunting and fishing licenses, boat launch passes for 3 harbors in Calumet County; sell plat books and wall maps; mailroom for incoming/outgoing mail and UPS services.

County Information

Calumet County was organized in 1836 under the laws of Wisconsin Territory.  In 1840, Calumet County’s territory was declared non-existent and it reverted back to Brown County. It was re-established in 1842 when the Act declaring Calumet County non-existent was rescinded.

Calumet County derived its name from a Menominee Indian Village lying on the east shore of Lake Winnebago.  The name means “peace” and signifies the Indian Pipe of Peace.  Traces of prehistoric Indian mound builders can be found today as evidence of their earlier occupation.

The county seat, originally located in Stockbridge, was moved to Chilton in 1856.  The county’s economy was based on agriculture and later on manufacturing.  In 1839, Congress granted the Brothertown Indians rights of citizenship and in 1843 the Stockbridge Indians received similar recognition.

Records show that the first County Board meeting was held in 1851.  The first courthouse and jail in the City of Chilton was a wooden structure built circa 1860 at the present site.

County Population: 52658

Cities: 7

Towns: 8

Villages: 5