Incorporation

We update residents on Lisbon's Incorporation News on a quarterly basis in the Lisbon Gazette. The updates are also posted on this page.  For the most current events, tune in to our Zoom meetings or recorded meetings via the Lisbon YouTube channel. Zoom links are published at the top of meeting Agendas.

**To view the complete Lisbon Incorporation Submittal, please visit DOA's website here.**

Incorporation Timeline (tentative)

Feb 11, 2022  -  Notice of Intent  -  Complete
Feb 23, 2022  -  Petition Meeting  -  Complete
Mar 11, 2022  -  Return Petition  -   Complete
Mar 16, 2022 - Deliver Petition to Circuit Court - Complete

Apr 25, 2022  -  Town Board to approve sending Application of Incorporation & Fee
Apr 29, 2022  -  Circuit Court Determination Hearing - Complete
May 16, 2022 - Incorporation Submittal & fees delivered to DOA - Complete
**To view the complete Lisbon Incorporation Submittal, please visit DOA's website here.**

Nov 12, 2022 - DOA returns their Findings to Circuit Court
Date TBD - Circuit Court sets a date for Referendum Election
If Circuit Court sets an election for January 10, 2023, then the following:
Jan 10, 2023  -  Incorporation Referendum
Jan 12, 2023  -  Certify & send Referendum results to State
Feb 13, 2023  -  Secretary of State issues Certificate of Incorporation
Feb 17, 2023  -  County Clerk to set date of election of new Village Board (between 40-50 days)
April 4, 2023  -  Election of new Village Board

**To view the complete Lisbon Incorporation Submittal, please visit DOA's website here.**

What happens next?

The COOPERATIVE BOUNDARY AGREEMENT between Lisbon & Sussex was approved by the Department of Administration on April 29, 2022. Attachments & detachments of lands between the two municipalities was finalized in May. Lisbon will send a letter to the properties that have been attached to Lisbon to discuss services moving forward. Sussex will do the same to those attached to Sussex. 

  • DOA will hold a public hearing & have a few Incorporation Review Board (IRB) meetings. Determination by DOA is required to be complete within 180 days. This gives us an expected return date of November 11th-12th.
  • The determination is sent to the Circuit Court. If the determination is positive, the Circuit Court will set an election date for a referendum on the Incorporation. We have envisioned this date to be January 10, 2023. All Lisbon qualified electors can vote on the referendum.
  • If the majority of the votes in the Incorporation Referendum are cast in favor of a Village, the Clerk of Circuit Court shall certify the fact to the secretary of DOA. The Secretary of DOA will issue the Certificate of Incorporation.
  • Finally, the County Clerk will schedule an election for a new Village Board not less than 40 nor more than 50 days after the date the Certificate of Incorporation is issued.


INC Postcard Front


**To view the complete Lisbon Incorporation Submittal, please visit DOA's website here.**