Tax Bills Arriving This Week
See a breakdown of 2018 taxes, check your balance and pay your bill
Where Can I Find my Bill?
The 2018 real estate property tax bills will be mailed December 6, 2018. You can see your balance on the Wauwatosa Property Tax Web Portal. The portal is searchable by property address. In addition to balances, payment history, receipts and copies of original tax bills are all available electronically.
Where Can I Pay my Bill?
- In-person at the Treasurer's Counter at City Hall
- Via mail or the 24/7 night depository at City Hall. Include a copy of the bill.
Breakdown of Tax Bill
On November 6, 2018, Wauwatosa voters passed a referendum allowing the school district to levy a property tax to fund facilities improvements, including building 4 new elementary schools. Other schools will have their facilities upgraded. The vote passed 61% to 39%. Key points for the 2018 and 2019 effects on property taxes:
- The referendum does not impact the 2018 tax bill. The 2019 bill will be the first year the tax goes into effect.
- Starting in 2019, each tax bill will have a line item that shows the portion of the taxes attributed to the referendum. For each year the referendum is in effect, the taxpayer will know the exact dollar amount they are paying towards the referendum.
- $1.88 per $1000 of property value can be used as an estimate for the impact on the 2019 bill. The rate will not be finalized until the 2019 cost of the debt is known and the assessment roll has been finalized by early November of 2019, so there is a possibility that the final rate will be different from the estimate.
- For more information on the project, taxpayers can contact the Wauwatosa School District Superintendent's Office at 414-773-1010.