Due Dates for 2013
Property owners have a choice whether to pay the property tax in full or to pay in 2 installments,
when they receive their tax bill at the end of the year. Because of the deductibility of
property tax on owner's federal income taxes, many property owners pay all of the bill by
December 31st. However, all that is required is that the first installment be paid by
January 31st. The first installment is usually about one-half of the total due. For those
who choose to pay in two installments, the second installment is due by July 31st. By the way,
property owners pay the first installment to their local municipality, but the second
installment is paid directly to their county. All of this information (amount, due dates,
who to pay, etc.) is stated on the bill sent in December.
First Installment Notice:
2012 Property Tax First Installments due January 31, 2013
Bills will be mailed before December 21 by your local municipality (city, town or village).
The first due date is January 31, 2013. Please be sure to pay your local municipal treasurer and double
check the proper amount. Mailing instructions are on your tax bill.
Please do not wait till the very last days in case there are any problems that may be fixable. Penalties
for being delinquent are severe. Specifically, the entire tax bill becomes immediately due and interest
and penalty charges of 1.5% per month apply.
Second Installment Notice:
2012 Property Tax Second Installments due July 31, 2013
Ways to pay:
- Make check out to Dane County Treasurer and mail to:
P.O. Box 1299
Madison Wisconsin 53701-1299
Pay in person in room 114 in the City County Building located at
210 Martin Luther King Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Office Hours are 7:45-4:30 Monday thru Friday.
Pay online with a credit card
or debit card. Please note that there are additional charges if you pay electronically.
If you have a question about your tax bill, contact your local municipal treasurer. If you need their
contact information, a listing of municipal treasurers can be found in the
Official Dane County Directory.
Additional property information can be found at
If you have a question for the County Treasurer, please send us an email at
email@example.com and we will try to assist you.
Important: Based on State statutes, the Treasurer’s Office relies on US Postmark to determine if a
payment is paid on time. Penalties for being late are severe (10.5%) as we are required to apply
1.5 percent per month interest and penalty back to February 1.