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Fort McCoy

Sparta, Wisconsin

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Base Housing

Housing Office
6158 H Circle
Sparta, WI 54656

Phone 608-388-3704
Phone (DSN) 312-280-3704
Fax 608-388-4233
Fax (DSN) 312-280-4233

Mon - Fri - 7:30 a.m. - 4:oopm

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Ask your Command or local housing office to learn more about that is currently available for most military installations. This site allows military members and families to:

  • Search listings and pictures of available rentals near military installations
  • Articles to understand all the ins and out of PCSing to a new location
  • Find out about shared rentals
  • List and advertise their own properties for rent or to other military families PCSing
  • List their homes For Sale By Owner (FSBO) to other military members PCSing
  • How to Contact the military installation housing office they are PCSing to.
  • For Local Certified Military Relocator agents to help in your PCSing needs


Government Housing

The Fort McCoy South Post housing area, only 10 minutes from Fort McCoy in the Sparta Area School District, has 57 units. Twelve of these 3 and 4 bedroom homes with full basements and garages were completed in 1998, another 12 were completed in 2008, 23 more were completed in 2011, 8 in 2012 and 2 in 2013. Contact Fort McCoy Family Housing at 608-388-3704.

Housing is available for all ranks with a waiting list with wait times that vary; call ahead to check availability. Soldiers arriving from an unaccompanied tour (such as Korea) are given a waiting period credit based on the number of months they served on the unaccompanied tour.

Soldiers PCSing to Fort McCoy must submit a copy of orders, a DD1746 (Application for Family Housing) and a DA 31 (leave form) if applicable, to be put on the wait list for family housing.  Information regarding the Housing at Fort McCoy and the DD1746 can be found on the Army Housing Online Services website.

Single Service Member Housing

Single Soldier (bona fide) Unaccompanied Personnel Housing is also available on Fort McCoy. Single Soldiers, E-5 and below are required to live in bachelor quarters; higher ranking Soldiers may choose between these quarters or living in the local communities. These private quarters are fully furnished with living area; a small kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave; a private bedroom with a queen-sized bed; and a private bathroom.  Occupants have a laundry room on the premises for their use. The quarters are cable-ready; however, occupants are expected to provide their own TV. Bedding, dishes and cooking utensils, towels, cleaning supplies, are some of the other items Soldiers need to bring. All utilities are paid by the government except for cable TV, internet and phone. BAH is forfeited as rent. Small storage units are available for use by these occupants. Contact Fort McCoy Family Housing at 608-388-3704.

EFM Housing

Government housing for Exceptional Family Member enrollees is available, with modifications made as needed. Call the Family Housing Office at 608-388-3704 for availability dates and wait times.

Geographical Bachelor Soldiers

These Soldiers may contact the Pine View Campground which has furnished rooms similar to those for single Soldier housing with common kitchens and some with shared baths for Soldiers at a nominal monthly fee.  Point of contact is 608-388-3841.

Non-government Housing

Housing Services Office (HSO) -- The HSO is your contact for any problems you may encounter such as discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, or any questions or problems about off-post housing. The HRO will provide you a list of rentals with corresponding locator maps and give you information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. All renters should carry renters insurance against fire, theft, and other damages. Contact the Housing Referral Office at 608-388-3704.

Availability -- Housing availability in local communities is limited particularly in the inventory of 4 and 5 bedroom units.

Utility costs -- Heating costs will fluctuate with the weather, the particular heating system, and a variety of other factors. These costs could be considered relatively high during the winter heating season by someone unfamiliar with Wisconsin's climate. Local power and fuel companies offer budget plans (yearly average paid monthly) to their customers.

Rental Options

Average apartment and home rentals range from $400 for studios/efficiencies to $1500 for duplex/townhouse/house. Most are not furnished, do not include utilities, and may require a one month security deposit and an additional deposit if they accept pets. For a listing of rental properties in the local communities, stop by the Family Housing Office at 6158 H Circle or call 608-388-3704. 

Purchase Options

Real Estate Resource Guides are included in your Fort McCoy welcome packet so you can see what prices in this area are for purchasing a home. If you did not receive a welcome packet from your sponsor, please call Army Community Service at 608-388-2359 to have one sent or stop by ACS at 2111 South 8th Avenue.

Mobile Homes -- Fort McCoy does not have any mobile home parks.

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