- Postmark accepted as proof of timely payment. Bring your envelope to the post office and have it hand stamped for Jan 31, April 30 and July 31
- If you own multiple properties, provide tax ID # for each property.
- Failure to receive tax bill does not relieve the obligation to pay real estate taxes.
- If paying by echeck, credit card or debit card be sure to use appropriate link shown on the back side of your tax bill (pay the town, village or city for 1st installment and the county for all other payments unless municipality is a 3-payment town)
- If any single installment is not paid timely the entire unpaid balance is delinquent and subject to interest and penalty charges of 1.5% per month from February 1 per WI Stat 74.11(8). (Example, August interest / penalty is 10.5%)
- Monthly payments of $100 or more per month for unpaid taxes are accepted and applied to oldest year due.
- To receive a paid receipt, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with payment or print receipt from Property Tax Search page
- Towns of Catawba, Emery, Georgetown, Harmony, Lake, Ogema, Village of Prentice and City of Phillips collect taxes in 3 installments. Payments for these towns go to local treasurer thru July 31
- Price County collects all payments for Towns of Fifield, Georgetown & Harmony
- If you are eligible for the lottery and gaming credit and not receiving it on your current tax bill, contact the County Treasurer for a form or visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
Wisconsin Statute § 74.47 sets interest and penalty rates on delinquent property tax amounts. Under general municipal law, a county has only those powers granted directly or indirectly by state enabling legislation. Therefore, unless state law specifically allows for interest and penalties to be forgiven, a county treasurer may not forgive interest and penalties on delinquent taxes.
See Interest Schedule
The State of Wisconsin allows for forgiveness of interest and penalties on delinquent property taxes only in very narrow situations. For example, interest and penalties on property taxes may be forgiven under the following circumstance:
- Delay or administrative error by the U.S. Postal Office caused the tax payment to arrive untimely. Wisconsin Statute § 74.69.
- Penalty is sometimes forgiven by Bankruptcy Courts when bankruptcy is filed.
If you own property in Price County and have moved, please inform this office of your new address.