Delinquent Current-Year Tax Payments
In the event that you become delinquent with your current tax year payments, contact the County Treasurer's Office to discuss your payment options for settling your tax debt.
Missed First Installment
If the first installment of taxes is not paid in full on or before January 31st, the entire amount of the taxes remaining unpaid is delinquent as of February 1st. Wisconsin State Statutes 74.11(7) and 74.12(8).
Missed Second Installment
If the second installment of taxes is not paid on or before July 31st, the entire amount of unpaid taxes is delinquent as of August 1st and interest/penalty is charged back to February 1st. Wisconsin State Statutes 74.11(8) and 74.12(8).
Interest and Penalty
All delinquent taxes are subject to interest of 1% per month (fraction of a month counts as a whole month) from February 1st until paid, Wisconsin State Statutes 74.47, and an additional 0.5% per month penalty (for a total interest and penalties of 18% per year).
All prior-year delinquent taxes are payable at the County Treasurer's Office.
Delinquent Prior-Year Tax Payments
Per State Statues 74.11(1) and 74.12(1): The County Treasurer is charged with the collection of delinquent taxes once the municipality turns over the tax roll.
In addition to collecting delinquent tax payments, the County Treasurer's Office is also tasked with the responsibility of administering the tax deed foreclosure process, used to take ownership of severely tax-delinquent properties on behalf of the County.
That being said, it is the goal of the county to assist residents by establishing a payment plan to avoid property seizure and/or legal action. Contact the County Treasurer's Office to discuss your payment plan options.