Facilities Usage Policy

County facilities are public property and the space within them should be made available for reasonable governmental and public use. This policy is intended to regulate the use of the following County facilities: Lincoln County Service Center, and the Lincoln County Courthouse. Lincoln County does not allow the outside use of the Health and Human Services Building, Highway Department shops (Merrill & Tomahawk), Forestry Shop, the Safety Building/Jail, and the Developmental Disabilities Centers (Merrill & Tomahawk) other than the official business and operations of the respective departments. The use of park facilities will be governed by the policies, procedures, and ordinances developed by the County Forestry Committee. This policy shall not apply to County facilities rented or leased to third parties.

Permissible Usage

The Lincoln County Service Center and Courthouse will only be used for the following purposes:

  • All events must have approval of a Lincoln County Department and/or an oversight committee of Lincoln County. Department Heads shall have the authority to approve the use if the use is in keeping with the functions of the department. All other uses should be forwarded either to the department’s oversight committee or the Public Property Committee.
  • Meetings and/or events by another governmental entity that occurs during normal business hours depending on availability. Meetings by outside entities will require a fee of $50 per half day (up to 4 hours) or $100 per full day, per room.


To reserve space in a County facility listed in this policy, the user entity shall contact the County Clerk’s Office.