Elmwood is a beautiful rural community located along Pierce County’s northeastern border.With close proximity to I-94 and Menomonie, Elmwood offers the best of both rural living along with easy access to larger metropolitan areas.Distance to:

  • Downtown St Paul – 60 mi
  • Twin Cities International Airport – 68 mi
  • Eau Claire – 54 mi
  • Madison – 237 mi
  • Chicago – 376 mi.


Education & Training:

Students in the Elmwood School District consistently score above national averages in standardized tests.  A progressive Board of Education works with local residents to provide community-wide access to facilities and programs.  The West Central Wisconsin Private Industry Council and the Wisconsin Job Service provide coordinated training and development services from Job Centers in Menomonie and Ellsworth.


Elmwood Residents and businesses have excellent access to job training resources with technical instruction available at Chippewa Valley Technical College campuses in Menomonie, 19 miles east and River Falls, 28 miles west.  Four other excellent technical schools are within a 60-mile radius.  University of Wisconsin campuses at River Falls, Menomonie, and Eau Claire along with the University of Minnesota and other Twin Cities colleges are just a short drive from Elmwood, providing world-class comprehensive programming.


Business Assistance:

The Pierce County Economic Development Corporation is available to assist existing and new business and industry with development needs. Website: www.pcedc.com


Building/Remodeling Permits: 

Every person or entity desiring to build a structure on any premises in the Village of Elmwood, to structurally alter a building, or remodel a structure is required to obtain a building permit.  Building permits are not required for replacement of furnaces, central air conditioners, water heaters, installation of cabinetry, and minor repairs as deemed by the Building Inspector. Website: https://www.allcroix.com/


ALL DOGS are to be licensed once they are 5 months old and proof of rabies vaccination must be shown at time of licensing.  The fees are $14.50 for Un-spayed or Non-Neutered and $8.50 Spayed and Neutered dogs. Village ordinance 7-1-1 & Wis. Stats. 174.05 – 174.10



The garbage is picked up every Friday with GFL. You must set up your own personal account with them to receive pick up.


Recycling bins are located at the north end of Main St on Groot Avenue and are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Compost Pile:

Leaves, garden & yard waste can be taken to the compost pile, which is at the end of the service road to the right of the sewer plant, located on Groot Avenue. Must sign in with the clerk at the Village Hall to receive a key.



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