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What are my options to pay my tax bill?
By Mail: The preferred method of payment is to mail your tax payment in the green envelope provided with your tax bill. Mail the entire tax bill and your check made payable to “City of Wauwatosa”. Don’t forget to endorse the escrow check, if you receive a check to be sued towards property taxes from your mortgage company. Payments are receipted using the U.S. Postal Service postmark as the receipt date.


City Website: Payments can be made using either a credit card or e-check option. Taxpayers can utilize this payment option from Wauwatosa property tax web portal, which is accessible by either clicking either the Property Tax or the Online Bill Pay button on the home page of the website. The taxpayers should follow the on screen instructions to display the tax information page for the property and then click 'Make an Online Payment' button. User fees do apply. Credit card fees are 2.39% of the transaction, while e-checks are $1.50 for a transaction under $10,000 and $5 for a transaction over $10,000. Once the payment process is completed, the taxpayer will receive an e-mail confirmation and the transaction will be displayed on the web portal in pending status with a receipt date equal to the date the transaction was completed.

24 Hour Night Depository: Payments can also be placed in the 24-hour depository located on the southwest end of city hall near the employee entrance. A deposit made prior to midnight will be receipted using that day’s date.

In Person: Payments can be made in person by cash or check during posted business hours. Please bring tax bill so that receipt information can be validated directly onto the bill. As a courtesy to your fellow taxpayers, please have checks prepared prior to appearing at the collection window.

Make a Website Property Tax Payment

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1. When will the new tax rate be available?
2. What are the current/past tax rates?
3. What are my options to pay my tax bill?
4. Can I obtain a copy of my tax bill from the website? Or a receipt?
5. How do I change my name/address on my tax bill?
6. Where is the Treasurer's office located?
7. What are your office hours?
8. Where is the night deposit located?
9. Can I pay my property taxes electronically or with a credit card?
10. Why does the City charge fees for taxpayers making credit card payments?
11. Can I use my bank's online bill pay service to pay a property tax bill?
12. Who do I make the check payable to?
13. How do I pay my property taxes using my bank escrow check?
14. What should I do if my escrow check is greater than the tax due?
15. My bank / mortgage company pays the City directly. How can I find out the status of this payment?
16. Why did my mortgage company change my escrow payment?
17. Do you accept postmark dates for tax payments?
18. What is the last day of the 5 day grace period for paying my taxes?
19. Why is the 1st installment amount different from the 2nd and 3rd installment?
20. What are the credits that are applied to my tax bill?
21. How can I claim the lottery credit?
22. What is the assessed value of my property?
23. Why is the Assessed Value different from the Fair Market Value?
24. How can I contest my assessment?
25. Where can I pay a delinquent tax bill?
26. I made a payment to the Milwaukee County Treasurer; however the payment is not showing up on the City website. Why?
27. What is the amount of my next year’s tax bill?
28. How can I change my name/address on my water bill?
29. Can I pay my water utility bill online?
30. Is there any parking overnight in Wauwatosa?
31. What information is needed for licensing my pet?
32. Do I need to license my cat if it only stays indoors?
33. Where can I purchase a pass for the county dog park?
34. What can I do about my neighbor’s barking dog?

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