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Delinquent property taxes are charged interest and penalty at a rate of 1.5% per month on the unpaid tax owed, beginning February 1st until paid in full. All delinquent property taxes are payable to the Walworth County Treasurer’s Office. If property taxes are delinquent for 2 or more years, the property will be subject to foreclosure.
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Property tax bills are mailed out by each municipality by mid-December of each year.
If you do not receive your property tax bill by December 20th please contact your local treasurer. Failure to receive your property tax bill does not exempt you from paying property taxes timely, and interest and penalty due to delinquency.
Prior to January 31st of each year, all current year property tax payments and checks should be made payable to and paid to your local treasurer. After February 1st, property tax payments should be made payable to and paid to the Walworth County Treasurer.
Please include a stub from your tax bill. If not available, write the tax parcel number on your check. If sending one check for multiple payments, please include a list showing each tax parcel number and amount to apply to each parcel number.If you want a receipt, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Tax receipt is not valid until all payments have cleared all banks.
Please refer to the back of your tax bill for the statutory definition of a timely payment on current year tax payments. For delinquent payments, the statutes allow for United States Postal Service postmarks to be used as the effective date of payment.
Please have the Post Office hand stamp your envelope with the current day's postmark if paying at the end of a month.
Tax bill information is available on this Walworth County website. A copy of the tax bill can also be obtained from the Treasurer's office at a cost of $1 per copy. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your written request including the tax year, tax key number and payment to:Walworth County TreasurerP.O. Box 1001Elkhorn, WI 53121
Homeowners in Wisconsin who use the home as their primary residence on January 1st of the year in which the property taxes are levied qualify for a lottery and gaming credit. View more information on the Department of Revenue website.
Beginning with the 2008 tax bill, State of Wisconsin taxable parcels containing a real property improvement qualify for the First Dollar Credit. Find more information about First Dollar Credit.
All assessment questions should be directed to your local assessor. For more information please contact your local treasurer using the Municipality Directory.
All personal property taxes for businesses or mobile homes are due to your local treasurer by January 31st. Please refer to the Municipality Directory.