Taxes & Assessments.

TAXES & ASSESSMENTS

Tax Collection Information

Property taxes are due by January 31st and July 31st each year. The Village Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer has the responsibility of collecting the taxes for the State, Sheboygan County, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Schools, LTC, and the Village.

Property tax bills are mailed out in mid-December, as soon as all of the information is received from the various tax jurisdictions, compiled and submitted to the Sheboygan County Treasurer’s Office. The first installment is due and payable to the Village of Elkhart Lake by January 31st of each year. The second installment is due and payable to the Sheboygan County Treasurer by July 31st of each year.

If you have any questions regarding the tax bills or payment please contact the Village Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 920-876-2122.

Tax Payment Options

There are a variety of ways that property owners can pay their property taxes.
First installment of property taxes (due in January each year) is payable to the Village of Elkhart Lake.   You may pay in the following ways:

        -Mail your check to Village of Elkhart Lake Treasurer

                   Village of Elkhart Lake
                   P.O. Box 143
                   40 Pine Street
                   Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

        -In person at the Village Clerk-Treasurer’s Office during regular office hours.
               Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
               The Village Hall will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and 31st, as well as January 1st.  If the Village Office
               is closed, payments can be dropped in the Police Depository located to the west (right) of the Pine Street
               entrance.

         -Drop tax payments off at Wisconsin Bank & Trust (274 Osthoff Avenue) or National Exchange Bank & Trust
          (54 S. Lake Street).

         -Pay online.  You may make your tax payment online with a credit card or debit card.  You will need to know the
          parcel number (from your tax bill). Click herePlease note, there is a service fee for this option. The credit/debit
          service fee will be calculated based on your total payment amount, and you will know the amount of the service
          fee prior to authorizing payment.
          By clicking the link, you will navigate away from the Elkhart Lake website, to GovPayNet  to pay your taxes.

Tax Rate Sheet

The Village of Elkhart Lake’s tax rate is a combination of all the jurisdictions’ tax rates. To view the tax rate from a particular year, please click below.

 

Lottery Tax Credit

The Wisconsin property that is your primary residence may be eligible for a Lottery Tax Credit.  Business properties, rental units, vacant land or other properties that are not your primary residence are not eligible for the credit.  You must also be a Wisconsin resident to qualify.  If you have questions about this property tax credit, please contact the Sheboygan County Treasurer at 920-459-3015.

If you are not receiving this credit, but believe you are eligible, please contact the Sheboygan County Treasurer at 920-459-3015.

Assessment Information

The Village of Elkhart Lake contracts with Grota Appraisals, LLC for our assessment services. If you have particular questions about your assessment, please contact Les Ahrens at 262-253-1142.

Open Book

Each year the Village conducts an Open Book Session before the finalization of the assessment roll. This provides property owners an opportunity to informally meet with the assessor and review the value of your property, notify the assessor of any errors in the description of your property, and review the values of neighboring properties. If an error is discovered to have been made, the assessor can make the correction at Open Book. The Village generally holds its open book in the beginning of June.

Board of Review

Each year the Board of Review is held in mid to late June. Property owners who are not satisfied with the value of their property after speaking with the assessor can appeal their assessment to the Board of Review. The Board of Review consists of three people; the Board President and two Trustees.

To appeal your assessment, you must first attend the open book and discuss your issues with the assessor. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you are then able to fill out the objection form.  The objection forms can be obtained in the Village Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer’s office or by calling 920-876-2122. The form needs to be returned to the Village Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer’s office at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled start of the Board of Review.  You must provide at least 48 hours’ notice if you wish to appear before the Board, or your request can be denied.

The dates for Open Book and Board of Review are set by March, so please contact the Village Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer’s office at 920-876-2122 after March to obtain the dates of these meetings.

For additional information on the Board of Review process, please contact the Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer at 920-876-2122.

 

 
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