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City of Watertown (Real Estate):

  • Current tax year payments (3 installments):
    • PAYABLE TO: “City of Watertown”.
    • DUE DATES: First installment due on or before January 31; second installment due on or before April 30; third installment due on or before July 31.
    • FOR MORE INFORMATION: See your tax bill or call City of Watertown Treasurer at 920-262-4006.
  • Delinquent tax years: Due to "Dodge County Treasurer

 City of Watertown (Personal Property):

  • ALL personal property tax payments:
    • PAYABLE TO: “City of Watertown”.
    • DUE DATES: See your tax bill
    • FOR MORE INFORMATION: See your tax bill or call City of Watertown Treasurer at 920-262-4006.

 All Other Dodge County Municipalities (Real Estate):

  • Current tax year: Full Payment OR First Installment Payments (or any amount paid in December of January)
    • PAYABLE TO: Local Treasurer. See your tax bill for correct mailing address. Contact your local treasurer for payment location or mailing address.
    • DUE DATE: On or before January 31.
    • TAXES LESS THAN $100.00: the full amount is due on or before January 31 and there is not a two-installment payment option.
  • Second Installment and Delinquent Payments:

 All Personal Property

  • Current tax year: Full Payment OR First Installment Payments (or any amount paid in December or January)
    • PAYABLE TO: Local Treasurer. See your tax bill for correct mailing address. Contact your local treasurer for payment location or mailing address.
    • DUE DATE: On or before January 31 (unless installment options are indicated on the tax bill). 

Pay with Credit Card or Electronic Check

  • FOR: Second installment or delinquent real estate taxes.
  • HOW:  Online or over the phone, through Official Payments, a third-party provider that charge a convenience fee for this service.
  • ONLINE: Go to www.officialpayments.com
  • PHONE: 1-800-272-9829.
  • YOU WILL NEED:
    • Your Parcel Identification Number (PIN) (the 14-digit number from your tax bill)
    • Your name and phone number.
    • Amount to be paid.
    • Dodge County’s “Jurisdiction Code” is 5936.

Pay by Mail

  • If you mail your payment near the end of the month, we recommend you walk it in to the Post Office and ask them to hand postmark your envelope to ensure that it has a current month’s postmarked date.
  • When sending payments, please include the tax bill payment stub (on the bottom of your tax bill) so the payment will be applied to the correct parcel.
  • If you require a receipt, please send a self addressed stamped envelope, otherwise receipts will not be mailed. Payment details are also available on the Land Information Search Tool. 

My Taxes are Delinquent -What the Wisconsin State Statutes Say 

  • Missed Payments
    • If the first installment of taxes on real property or improvements on leased land is not paid on or before January 31, the entire amount of the taxes remaining unpaid is delinquent as of February 1st.
    • If the second installment of taxes on real property or improvements on leased land is not paid on or before July 31, the entire amount of the taxes remaining unpaid is delinquent as of August 1 and interest/penalty is charged back to February 1st.
    •  Reference: Wisconsin State Statutes 74.12(7)
  • Tax Bill Not Received   
    • We cannot forgive interest for any reason.
    • Wisconsin State Statues 74.09(6) states: "Failure to receive a property tax bill does not affect the validity of the general property taxes, special taxes, special charges and special assessments levied on the tax collection of delinquent general property taxes, special taxes, special charges, and special assessments." 
  • Interest and Penalty
    • All delinquent taxes are subject to interest of 1% per month (fraction of a month counts as a whole month) from February 1 until paid. (Wisconsin State Statutes 74.47), and an additional 0.5% per month penalty.
    • All prior year delinquent taxes are payable at the Dodge County Treasurer's Office.  
  • Tax Foreclosure