The County Treasurer is a Constitutional Officer elected every four years by the voters of Washington County.
The County Treasurer prepares and generates the tax bills for all 20 municipalities in the County. As the tax collector, the County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of all delinquent and postponed real estate taxes from the 20 municipalities in the County. The County Treasurer acts as the County's bank. We receipt all the revenues received by the various county departments and deposit the money daily. The County Treasurer serves as the administrator of the Lottery and Gaming Credit Claim program for Washington County. The County Treasurer is a resource for all the local municipal clerks and treasurers of Washington County.
- Ownership information
- Delinquent tax statements
- Tax receipt information (payments applied to tax year)
- Brief legal description
- Assessment districts
- Special tax information
- Parcel splits
- Parcel history
***PLEASE PRINT OFF THE "LOCAL TREASURERS" LIST LOCATED UNDER "DOCUMENTS" ABOVE. THIS LIST WILL HELP YOU DISTINGUISH THE "MUNICIPALTIY CODE" WHEN YOU HAVE A TAX KEY NUMBER. IT ALSO INDICATES WHERE PAYMENTS ARE TO BE REMITTED & THE RESPECTIVE DUE DATES. THE LIST PROVIDES ADDRESSES & PHONE NUMBERS FOR THE LOCAL TREASURERS.***
Personal property taxes are collected by the local treasurers. For any personal property tax parcel with a balance, please contact the respective local treasurer to see if there are any taxes that are still unpaid.
Current year real estate tax payments are paid to the local treasurers through January 31 and will not be updated on the County website until around the middle of February. Please check with the local treasurer to see if payment has been made. ***The only exceptions are the City of Hartford and the City of West Bend whose tax information will be updated to the County's system as payments are applied.***
If you know the exact parcel number or the property address, please click the following link. You will be brought to the Washington County Ascent Land Records Suite.
Hints to navigate:
1. To search by parcel/tax key, click the dropdown arrow and choose the Municipality. Enter the remainder of the parcel/tax key (no dashes or spaces) in the Parcel ID box and click the Find Now button.
2. Results will appear below. Double click on the parcel link and you are brought to the search results screen. Under Select Detail, click the dropdown arrow and click Taxes.
2. To search by address, enter the house number in the Street Number field. Enter the street name (leave off "road, street, etc." as this limits the search) in the Street Name field and click the Find Now button.
If you want to use the Washington County mapping program to search for a parcel using the tax key/parcel number or address, please click the following link:
Hints to navigate:
2. On the left side of the screen, under Property Search, you are able to search by property address or tax information (parcel number). If searching by address and you do not have a coordinate address, please enter your house number in the "House #2" field. Choose one of the search options and then click the Submit button (may need to scroll down). If searching by parcel number, enter the municipality code followed by the "underscore" and the remainder of the parcel with no dashes or spaces (i.e T13_0001040).
3. Available selections will appear on lower portion of the screen under Parcel Results. Double click the selection that you want to view.
4. You are brought to the Washington County Ascent Land Records Suite results screen. Click the View Interactive Map button.
When are the real estate property tax bills mailed out each year?
††††† The local municipality mails out the property tax bills by December 15th.†
What happens if I donít receive a real estate tax bill?
If you do not receive your tax bill by December 20, please call the County Treasurerís office.† Failure to receive a property tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of the obligation to pay their taxes timely.
When is the first installment or full real estate tax payment due and to whom?
The first installment or full payment option is due on or before January 31 to your Local Treasurer.
What happens if I miss the January 31 deadline?
If the first installment is not paid by January 31, the entire unpaid balance becomes delinquent and is subject to interest and penalty retroactive to February 1 at a rate of 1.5% per month until it is paid in full.† Delinquent real estate tax payments are payable to the Washington County Treasurer.
How does the Treasurer determine if a real estate tax payment is considered timely?
Property tax payments are considered timely if they are postmarked on or before the respective due dates according to WI State Statutes.† We urge taxpayers to mail several days early to avoid postal delay when mailing from community mail boxes.† You may consider going to the Post Office and having them hand-cancel your envelope to assure a timely postmark.
Does the County Treasurer set up repayment plans with taxpayers?
No, but we encourage taxpayers to make whatever payments they can to reduce their outstanding balance as well as the amount of interest and penalties that will be assessed.† We will accept partial payments of $50 or more on delinquent property taxes.
When is the second installment of my postponed real estate taxes due?
The second installment of property tax is due on or before July 31 to the County Treasurer.† Payments that are mailed must be postmarked no later than July 31st to be considered a timely payment.
If my escrow check is payable to the local treasurer, do I have to get a new check?
No, we can accept the check if we are collecting the taxes. We do not accept checks payable to anyone besides the Washington County Treasurer, the local treasurer, or the deeded property owner.
Online payments are processed through Point & Pay and they charge a convenience fee of 2.39% of the credit card payment or $1.50 for an electronic check. These fees are paid directly to Point & Pay and the County does not receive any portion of these fees.
For instructions, please download the PAY REAL ESTATE TAXES ONLINE file from the document list.
Be sure to check your tax bill to make sure that you received the Lottery Credit if this was your primary residence as of January 1. If it is not on your tax bill, contact your local treasurer prior to paying your first installment. You will need to complete a Lottery & Gaming Credit Application which can be obtained from the County's website. Click on Departments, then click on County Treasurer, and click on the link Lottery Credit Application under Documents.
To view the most recent tax rates for municipalities in Washington County, please download the MUNICIPALITY TAX RATES file from the document list.
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