Vernon County

Jerry Pedretti

Courthouse Annex 400 Courthouse Square, Suite 108 Viroqua, WI 54665


The Vernon County Clerk’s Office is dedicated to providing professional and accurate information to the public, county board, municipalities, and other units of local government while maintaining superior quality.

The County Clerk’s chief duty is to act as clerk for the County Board of Supervisors.  Other services provided include issuing marriage licenses and dog licenses.  Maintain an archive of all ordinances, resolutions, agendas, and minutes. Election administration and assists local municipal clerks (WisVote provider to 28 municipalities).  Additional services: Timber Cutting Notices, Notary Public, and maintain the Official County Directory.

County Information

Nestled within the Wisconsin Mississippi River Region is Vernon County. Vernon County comprises approximately 805 square miles and is home to about 31,000 residents who live in three cities – Hillsboro, Viroqua, and Westby, nine villages, and twenty-one towns. Vernon County is in the heart of the Driftless Area, an area that managed to escape the flattening effects of glaciers and, instead, is filled with ridges offering breathtaking views, and with valleys offering hours of exploration.

In Vernon County, we are redefining quality of life and may just be the best kept secret in the country. We offer quality educational opportunities, access to first-rate healthcare, sustainable jobs including the ability to work from home with access to an extensive rural fiber network, an abundance of healthy, local food, a vibrant live music and arts scene, and a host of outdoor recreational opportunities, all while retaining that close-knit community feel. Most people who have made Vernon County their home chose a way of life and a set of values that include some of the most important things in life: safe communities, good local food, sustainable living, and access to unsurpassed outdoor recreation, culture, and natural beauty.

Take full advantage of Vernon County’s rugged landscapes, which contains over 1,800 acres of park and forest land.  Vernon County is home to the Snowflake Ski Jump, many vineyards, and three golf courses. With a large array of county parks to explore, offering camping, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, or visiting one of our fabulous scenic overlooks.

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County Population: 30112

Cities: 3

Towns: 21

Villages: 9