Nestled among the wooded hills and farmland of Manitowoc County, the village of Saint Nazianz was founded in 1854. Its first settlers were German immigrants intent on starting a religious commune. Although it has remained small, Saint Nazianz has evolved into a modern community offerring amenities that make it a great place to live, work, and play.


  • Population: 705
  • Founded: 1854
  • Incorporated: 1956
  • County: Manitowoc
  • Location: Approximately 6 miles West of I43 (exit 144) on Cnty Highway C


Manitowoc County Compost Sites

The village is fortunate to have our own compost site, but if you're interested, click here for information regarding other county composting sites.

Tire Collection Program for Manitowoc County

From April through October county residents may dispose of old tires at the County Recycling Center located at 3000 Basswood Road, Manitowoc. Information about hours and fees are available by clicking the link, Waste Tire Collection.

Tax and Other Payments to the Village

Taxes and other payments can be made in person at 228 W. Main Street, in the drop box located at 110 Colonial Drive, or by mail. If you would like a receipt of payment, please be sure to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.

Pet Licenses 

Dog and cat licenses are due for 2024. Certificates of current rabies vaccination must be presented when obtaining a dog or cat license. Fees: $5.00 for neutered male or spayed female; $10.00 for unneutered male or unspayed female.

To license your pet, please either mail the rabies certificate, license fee, and self-addressed stamped envelope or bring the rabies certificate and license fee to the village office. You can include license information with your tax payment; however, please pay with separate checks.

There is $20.00 late fee per animal licensed after April 1, 2024.

Reporting Streetlight Problems

Do you have a streetlight that is not working properly? You can report the problem directly to WPS. Simply go to the WPS website: to complete and submit a short form. You will need the pole number, located on a metal plate on the pole (normally a 6-digit number-letter combination).

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Village Passes Water Softener Ordinance

To meet permitted chloride limits in wastewater effluent, the Village of St. Nazianz has changed an ordinance relating to water softeners as follows:

Sec. 36-216. – Water Softeners.

All new or replacement water softeners installed in residential, commercial and public buildings within the village limits shall be DIR "demand-based regeneration." Water softeners functioning only at a predetermined time interval (with a time clock), shall no longer be permitted to be installed in the Village of St. Nazianz. DIR controls meet the "high efficiency softener" standards of the Water Quality Association which are 3,350 grains of hardness removed per one pound of salt. The owner shall have the softener inspected every five years by a plumber or water softener service provider and a copy of the inspection shall be provided to the village Clerk-Treasurer. Property owners must obtain a building permit for water softener installation and/or replacement of your existing water softener. This will ensure that the village can keep a record of water softeners in the village per DNR requirements.

(Ord. No. 2021-02, 7-21-2021)

The above ordinance as well as the entire Code of Ordinances for the Village is available at:

All softeners must be inspected by May 1, 2024. You may use a dealer of your choice; however, be sure that the dealer will be able to service and inspect your softener in the five year intervals that the ordinance requires. If you get a new softener installed, that can be your first inspection date and we will know from the building permit. The Village has a spreadsheet for keeping track of this so please let us know and provide documentation when you have your softener inspected.

To see a list of water softener dealers/plumbers you can contact for the necessary inspection as well as a list of frequently asked questions, click on Water Softener Dealers and Frequently Asked Questions

Composting and Recycling Guidelines

In response to inquiries about what is allowed, we have put together a Compost and Recycling Guide that should answer most questions about what can be left at the village composting site and what can be recycled. If you're still not sure about something, please call the village office.

Police Reports

If you have a police matter, you may call the Manitowoc County Sheriff non-emergency number, 920-683-4200. When Al Bonfigt and/or Dylan Hammel are in the Village, they radio into county traffic so that the county is aware that they are working. If they are not on duty, a county officer will be sent.

Upcoming Events

  • Partisan Primary
    Tuesday, Aug 13, 2024
    Village Hall
  • General Elections
    Tuesday, Nov 5, 2024
    7 am to 8 pm
    Village Hall