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Next Property Tax Payment Due March 31

You can pay your property taxes in interest-free installments due January 31, March 31, and May 31
Post Date:03/09/2020 6:50 PM

You can pay your property tax bill in interest-free installments. The due dates are January 31, March 31, and May 31, 2020. You do not have to sign up for this installment plan. You simply make the amount due by each installment date. The amount you owe is listed on your tax bill.

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What do my taxes support?

Notice that 30% of your total taxes support the City of Wauwatosa. The remaining amount supports Milwaukee County, Wauwatosa School District, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewer District.

See the dollar bill below for the percentages that each of these entities receive from your tax bill. Some people may not realize that although you pay your tax bill to the City, not all of it stays with us. The city portion of your tax bill supports an array of services. 

For an average Wauwatosa home (valued at $267,000), the monthly bill for city services is $157.09.

This means for $157.09 per month, you get fire protection and police response in the event you need it. You get clean water to drink, your trash and recycling collected, leaf and yard waste collection (which some other cities don’t offer), public health services, parks to play in, access to books, media, and programming at the library, well-maintained streets to drive on, and plowed streets to get you where you need to go in the winter.

These services are based on the city’s budget - which is created in conjunction with the Common Council, city staff, and the public considering the fiscal and strategic goals each year.




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