If, as of January 1, your property was your primary residence, you may qualify for the Lottery Credit. Please contact our office for further information.
Reminder: Second installment of Real Estate Taxes is due by July 31. Postmarks are accepted.
You can access Property Tax Records through the Iron County Tax Portal website.
The Foundation for Rural Housing, through the State of Wisconsin, offers funds for many financial situations including tax delinquency. The application and requirements can be found on their website. Their contact numbers are 608-238-3448 or 888-400-5974
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
When will I receive my property tax bill?
Tax bill are mailed to the owner of record by the municipalities by mid-December. Duplicate copies are available through the Iron County Tax Portal.
As per Wisconsin Statute 74.09(6), failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the obligation to pay real estate taxes.
What are the payment due dates?
First installment or payment in full is due to your municipal treasurer by January 31. Second installments are due to the County by July 31. The only exception is in the City of Hurley where there is a three installment plan. All payments are due to the City. First installment by January 31. Second installment by April 30. Third installment by July 31.
What payment methods are accepted?
We accept cash, checks, and money orders. Credit card and E-check payments accepted through Point and Pay, our online partner for property tax payments. PLEASE NOTE: Additional Fees will apply. The fees are as follows:
- Electronic check - $1.50 for any payment under $10,000.00 and $10.00 for anything above.
- Credit Cards – 2.39% of total transaction with a $1.50 minimum
- Visa Debit for Tax – Fixed fee of $3.95
Credit card and E-check payments can be made on delinquent taxes at any time and on second installments of the current year property tax after February 1. (Or after settlement with the Towns). The only exception is the City of Hurley where only the delinquent taxes may be paid using Point and Pay.
How can I be sure that my payment is timely?
We honor USPS postmarks. If your payment is postmarked on or before the due date, it will be considered a timely payment.
What if my payment is late?
If your payment is received after the grace period of five working days after the due date, installment options are lost. The entire amount of the tax becomes delinquent and is subject to interest and penalty charges of 1˝ % per month from February 1 until paid in full. A fraction of a month counts as a whole month.
What if my payment is lost in the mail?
You will need to stop payment on your check and provide our office a copy of said order.
Can I make payments on my delinquent taxes?
Yes! We strongly encourage you to pay what you can when you can toward your delinquency. All payments will be applied to the oldest tax due. Please be aware that if your property is coming up for tax deed, that there is a due date when the oldest tax MUST be paid in full.
How do I get a receipt?
Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for your receipt. Our office is able to provide an emailed receipt if you provide your email address.
What did I pay in property taxes last year?
Payment information is available through the Iron County Tax Portal. A tax history screen is available showing past payments.
NOTE TO OWNERS OF PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF HURLEY:
The City of Hurley collects the current year taxes through July 31. Their payment information for the current taxes will not show on the tax portal until the second week of August.
Please contact the City of Hurley at 715-561-4716 directly to check tax status.