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: 729
  • Founded: 1854
  • Incorporated: 1956
  • County: Manitowoc
  • Location: Approximately 6 miles West of I43 (exit 144) on Cnty Highway C


St. Nazianz Village Rummage Sale

Friday, April 28: 8 AM - 7 PM
Saturday, April 29: 8 AM - 1 PM
(Pre-sales April 27, Thursday: 4 - 7 PM)

Once again, the village rummage sale is being sponsored by the Lions Club. Please note that there is a fee for being included on the map and list. It will cover the cost of advertising and having copies made of the map and rummage list. To have your rummage sale included on the map and sale list, please complete the registration form and return it along with the fee by Wednesday, April 5th. For more details and a copy of the registration form, click here.


Spring Election April 4, 2023

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Village of St. Nazianz on April 4, 2023, the following officers will be elected:

  • A Village President, for a term of two years, to succeed Gene Radder.
  • A Village Trustee, for a term of two years, to succeed Daniel Gintner.
  • A Village Trustee, for a term of two years, to succeed Robert Schnell.
  • A Village Trustee, for a term of two years, to succeed Daniel Stephani.

The current terms expire on April 18, 2023.

Rebecca Abrams
Village Clerk-Treasurer


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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


Tax and Other Payments to the Village

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.


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

  • Spring Elections
    Tuesday, April 4, 2023
    7 am to 8 pm
    St. Nazianz Village Hall
  • Lions Village-Wide Rummage Sale
    April 28-29, 2023
    (pre-sales April 27)