Tax and Assessment information is available online: Village of West Milwaukee Tax Portal
To access property information through the assessors website: “Property Tax Web Portal”.
CLERK/TREASURER’S DEPARTMENT HOURS AND TAX INFORMATION
4755 West Beloit Road, West Milwaukee, WI 53214
Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(414) 645-1530 ext 0 (414) 671-8089 (FAX)
Payments can be made by credit or debit card
Enter PLC # 8020 or 7894
PLC: 8020 = TAXES
PLC: 7894 = Clerk’s Fees (Permits, Licenses, Misc. – Must give detailed information)
REAL ESTATE TAX PAYMENTS: Each year the taxes are mailed out in December to the property owner on record at the time of processing. Please return the statement to the Village Clerk’s Office, if you are not the owner of the property described on the statement. To have your 2017 taxes marked paid in 2017, they must be received in our office on or before December 28, 2017. Since this is not an actual payment due date, postmarks will not be used. Make sure you are aware of the holidays that we are closed for business, so as to alleviate any problems when paying your taxes.
Please write your parcel number on the memo part of your check stub. Make sure your check is made out to the Village of West Milwaukee. If it is made out to another municipality, you will have to return it and have a new check made out to replace it. Also, if the check is made out to you the homeowner and the Village, you must sign the back of the check.
TAX REFUNDS: The Village will not issue immediate refunds for overpayments of tax bills in excess of $100.00. Refund checks will be issued with the next accounts payable run. There is a minimum fifteen (15) day waiting period for a refund check over $100.00, to make sure your escrow check clears the bank. Should you wish to have a refund in a more expedient manner, you may request that your financial institute issue one check for the actual amount due for taxes and another check to you for the remaining balance. Immediate refunds of amounts less than $100.00 will only be given if the funds are available. Any refunds under $10.00 will have to be picked up in person.
TAX PAYMENT INSTALLMENT PLAN: Real Estate Tax Statements may be paid in full on or before January 31, 2017, or may be paid using the interest free installment plan. The minimum amount of each installment due is shown on your tax statement. You must pay at least the minimum installment amount on or before the due date, or you are no longer eligible to use the interest free installment plan. Wisconsin State Statutes require that the interest and penalties must be collected on amounts not paid on time and on any remaining balances at a rate of 1 ½ % per month from February 1. Amounts paid after July 31 are payable to the Milwaukee County Treasurer – (414) 278-4033.
PAYMENT TYPE OPTIONS:
Mail payments to: Village of West Milwaukee–4755 W Beloit Rd–West Milwaukee, WI 53214 Attn: Tax Payment
Credit and Debit payments: Payments are accepted in our office or online at www.GovPayNow.comPLC #8020
Payment due dates: Payments made by mail must be postmarked by the post office on or before the payment due date to be considered paid on time, without being charged interest and penalty.
All other payments: All mail is receipted the date it is received. Meter marks are not postmarks. Any interest and penalty incurred on delinquent amounts are calculated based on the date received, not the postmarked date. The payment must be received on or before the due date.
Village Hall Depository: The depository is located between the set of doors as you walk in the building, across from the police dispatch window. Deposited items are removed at 8:00 a.m. each business day and also at 4:30 p.m. on payment due dates. Items deposited after these times will be considered paid on the following day.
MORTGAGE COMPANY INFORMATION: Please make sure you keep in contact with your mortgage company to see when they will make your payment. Find out if the check will be sent directly to the Village on your behalf, or if the check will come to you, the homeowner. We have had problems in the past with the mortgage companies not paying in a timely manner or saying it was paid, when in fact the check was never sent out. Please check this out ahead of time.
LOTTERY CREDIT: To qualify for the lottery credit, you must own the home described on the tax bill as of January 1, 2017, and use it as your primary residence. Do not claim the lottery credit if the property is not your primary residence (you can only have one primary residence). For homeowners who previously qualified, your real estate property tax bill was prepared incorporating the lottery credit. The total amount due on the real estate property tax bill will already have been reduced by the lottery amount. The interest free installment payment plan amounts will reflect the lottery credit reduction. If the lottery credit is not shown but you qualify, you must file a new form in the Clerk/Treasurer’s office. The claim form will be available for pickup at the Village of West Milwaukee Clerk/Treasurer’s office. We request that you file the completed claim form with your payment for the most efficient processing of your payment. The claim forms must be filed on or before January 31, 2018.
FIRST DOLLAR CREDIT: To qualify for the First Dollar Credit; the parcel must be a taxable parcel and contain a real property improvement value. This includes business, commercial and private property. Unlike the Lottery and Gaming Credit, the property does not have to be the primary residence of the owner. Properties containing only personal property improvements (no real property improvement) will not qualify for this credit. This is applied (divided) equally over each installment. It will automatically be applied to qualifying parcels.
PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES: The Village must be notified if a business moves out or ownership changes so that the correct name and address of the property receives the Personal Property bills and the statement of personal property form. In January the Assessor will send out the statement of personal property form for each business to report their amount of Personal Property. This must be completed and returned to the Assessor’s Office by March 1st of each year. If this is not reported and we are not notified of any changes, the Assessor will figure the taxes accordingly based on the prior year’s taxes and you will continue to receive Personal Property tax bills. If you did not notify the assessor that you have moved or are out of business, you will still be responsible for the bill.
Village Assessor – Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. Assessment Questions 1-800-721-4157