2018 Property Tax Bill Update

September 5, 2018

To: Municipal Clerks and Treasurers, County Clerks and Treasurers, Real Property Listers

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) would like to inform you that there will be no changes to the property tax bill for the 2018 tax year. Property tax bill templates and backers are available on our Property Tax Bills web page.

Referenda/Resolution Reminder

State law requires that the items listed below are displayed on Wisconsin property tax bills for each county, municipality, school district and technical college that has a temporary increase in tax levy approved after December 31, 2014, by referendum or resolution (for towns with a population under 3,000). 

Required Items to Display on Wisconsin Property Tax Bills

  • Total amount of temporary increase – the total amount levied in the current year in the municipality due to the temporary increase
  • Total amount of increase applied to the property – this amount must be calculated (see below)
  • Year increase no longer applies 
  • Note: Each referendum or resolution must be listed separately

Requirements for Counties/School Districts/Technical Colleges

  • Report your referenda data in a separate section on the 2018 apportionment forms
  • Report to municipalities:
    • Total current year tax levy (same process as prior years)
    • For each referendum – total amount of tax levy applied to the municipality and the year it no longer applies

Requirements for Municipalities

If you have questions, contact us at lgs@wisconsin.gov.

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