Taxes Grace Period – Fri. Aug 6 @5pm: Please note that your Property Taxes were due this past Saturday, however, Walworth County has given you a grace-period.  :) If you have not yet paid the second half of your property taxes, you must do so on or before Friday, August 6 @5pm at the Walworth County Treasurer's office.  Unfortunatley, you can not pay them at the Town of Delavan Town Hall. They must be paid to the Walworth County Treasurer, who has asked that you drop off your payment in person, rather than mailing it, to ensure the payment is on time. The Walworth County Treasurer's address is 100 W WALWORTH, ELKHORN, WI 53121. They have a PO box, if you choose to send it in the mail - PO Box 1001. Their office hours are 8am to 4:30pm, and if you arrive after hours, there is a drop box in the Walworth County parking lot. Reminder: Your second half of property taxes can not be paid at the Town of Delavan Town Hall, nor should you send it in the mail to the Town of Delavan Town Hall.  All payments are to be dropped off and/or sent to the Walworth County Treasurer's Office on or before Friday, August 6 @5pm. Thank you kindly! Have a great week!   *PS: Yes, you have been able to pay the first half of your taxes in our Town of Delavan Town Hall, however, residents are not allowed to do so for the second half of your property taxes. We apologize for any in convenience. That decision was made by the county. You can contact the Walworth County Treasurer at 262-741-4251 or [email protected]

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Boat Launch Pass

Spending time on Delavan Lake is an incredible experience for all ages and we are honored that you are looking to spend time on the water.

Community Park is open from 8am to 9pm

The beach is open from 9am to 8pm

The Gate House is open 24-7. If no one is at the gate house when you arrive, please drop your payment in the YELLOW drop box by the Gate House.

​The park offers a beach, boat launch, playground, building available for rent, volleyball courts, historical flags on display, shore fishing, and more.​​

Is there a Fee if I just want to go Shore Fishing, Swimming or General Park Activities?  Yes.

Admission to Park for Residents of the Town of Delavan

  • FYI: Guests are not required to pay any additional monies for a "park pass" if they are taking a boat out. Boaters pay a Boat Launch Fee (Daily or Season).
  • Town Residents Enter the Park Free with Proof of Residency
  • Town Residents can get an official Park Season Pass at the Gate House, when park is open.
  • One pass per family.

Admission to Park for Non-Residents *anyone living outside of the Town of Delavan

5 Years & Under Free
6 -1 2 Years $2 Daily
13 - 64 Years $3 Daily
65 + Senior $2 Daily
Non-Resident Park Season Pass is $25 , which includes all occupants of a vehicle.

Usage for all passes includes general park activities, beach, and shore fishing.

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What Do I Need to Know Before I Boat on Delavan Lake?

If you are going to boat on Delavan Lake you need to pay a Boat Launch Fee.

The Boat Launch Fee depends on the size of your boat and whether or not you live in Wisconsin or if you live out of the state (ie: Illinois, Michigan, etc).  Please make a copy of the Boat Launch Registration Form or stop by the Town Hall to get a hard copy of the form.

Boat Launch Registration


Military Discount

The Town of Delavan does NOT charge a Boat Launch Fee for any Active Duty Military with Proper ID.


Boat Launch Check-Off List

  1. Complete the Boat Launch Registration Form.
  2. Pay the appropriate boat launch fee (via cash or check).
  3. Make a copy of your boat registration and provide that to the Town for our records.
  4. If you have DAY PASS or drop box receipt please display it properly in the front window of your vehicle.
  5. Place your Season Pass Sticker (if applicable) on your Boat Trailer
  6. Place your Season Pass Sticker (if applicable) on your Boat

How Much Is the Boat Launch Fee?

Wisconsin Residents (2021)

Non-Motorized Boat *A non-motorized boat is considered a canoe, kayak, sailboat, row boat, etc.

$8.50 per day | $85.00 Seasonal Pass

Boats Under 20 Ft

$11.75 per day | $117.50 Seasonal Pass

Boats Between 20 Ft and 26 Ft

$14.25 per day | $142.50 Seasonal Pass

Boats 26 Ft & Over

$17 per day | $170 Seasonal Pass

Out of State Residents (2021)

Non-Motorized Boat *A non-motorized boat is considered a canoe, kayak, sailboat, row boat, etc.

$8.50 per day | $85.00 Seasonal Pass

Boats Under 20 Ft

$11.75 per day | $117.50 Seasonal Pass

Boats Between 20 Ft and 26 Ft

$21.25 per day | $212.50 Seasonal Pass

Boats 26 Ft & Over

$25.25 per day | $252.50 Seasonal Pass

*A non-motorized boat is considered a canoe, kayak, sailboat, row boat, etc.

What if you join us after hours? Please leave your Boat Launch Fee at the Gate House in the YELLOW DROP BOX.


Commercial Passes

DAILY FEE ($40)

Provides "in and out" boat service, shore lift service and barge services

Tier #1 ($400)

Provides "in and out" boat service/Fleet Rate for for 1-5 Boats

Tier #2 ($500)

Provides "in and out" boat service and shore lift services/Fleet Rate for 6-10 Boats

Tier #3 ($600)

Provides "in and out" boat service, shore lift and barge services/Fleet Rate for 11+ Boats

Commercial Tier 3 Parking Only

Tier 3 customers pay $6 per car to park (during rental time only). If you stay longer than your rental time, the Daily Parking Fee is $3 per adult and $2 per child.

Season Passes may be purchased at the gate house, paid in person or mailed to the Town of Delavan.

Make Checks Payable to: Town of Delavan, Attn: Boat Launch, 5621 Town Hall Road, Delavan WI 53115

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and Town of Delavan regulations and policies, the Town of Delavan its offices and employees, are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by Town of Delavan.


How Do I Pay the Boat Launch Fee?

Boaters can pay the Boat Launch Fee in the following ways.

  1. For Day Passes & Season Passes - Stop by the Gate House on Delavan Lake (1220 S Shore Drive; Delavan, WI 53115) and pay cash or check (written to Town of Delavan).
  2. For Season Passes Only - Make a copy of the registration form and send in your check payment to the Town of Delavan; 5621 Town Hall Road, Delavan, WI 53115. We will then send you your boat and trailer stickers.

Please note there is a $100 fine if boat launch fee is not paid at either Gate House or Drop Box. Boaters must complete and turn in the Boat Launch Registration Form and include a copy of your boat registration.


All transactions are final. 

NO REFUNDS DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

NO REFUNDS FOR BOAT MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIES

(dead battery, automobile failure, trailer malfunction)

NO REFUNDS FOR CHANGING YOUR MIND

Launch at your own risk.


How is the Launch Fee Set and Calculated?

All launch rates are set by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Rates are calculated by the number of services at the launch: Attendant, Restrooms. State tax is included in fee.

 

Emergency Alert 08-02-2021: Please note that your Property Taxes are due on or before Friday, August 6 @5pm at the Walworth County Treasurer's office - 100 W WALWORTH, ELKHORN, WI 53121. You can contact the Walworth County Treasurer at 262-741-4251 or [email protected] - Unfortunately, we are NOT allowed to take payment at the Town of Delavan Town Hall.