VILLAGE OF ELKHART LAKE PROPERTY 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 of Wisconsin, Sheboygan County, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Schools, LTC, and the Village of Elkhart Lake.
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.
Property 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 the first installment 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
Pay In Person at the Village Clerk-Treasurer’s Office During Regular Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 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 Clerk Depository located to the east (left) of the Pine Street entrance.
Drop Tax Payments Off:
National Exchange Bank & Trust
54 South Lake Street, Elkhart Lake
Pay Online with a Credit Card or Debit Card:
You will need to know the parcel number from your tax bill. This option is only available for 1st installment payments. Please 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.
Property Tax Rate Sheet
The Village of Elkhart Lake 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.
Property Tax Assessment Information
The Village of Elkhart Lake contracts with Grota Appraisals, LLC for our assessment services. If you have questions about your assessment, please contact Les Ahrens at 262-253-1142.
Revaluation Notice for the Village of Elkhart Lake
A revaluation of property assessments in the Village of Elkhart Lake shall occur for the 2023 assessment year. The viewing of the exteriors of all properties will begin in late July 2022 and continue until complete. The approximate dates of the revaluation notices being sent to property owners is expected to be in late spring 2023. Please also notice that the Assessor has certain statutory authority to enter land as described in Sections 943.13 and 943.15, Wisconsin Statutes. The ability to enter land is subject to several qualifications and limitations, as described within the foregoing statutes. Copies of the applicable statutes can be obtained at public depositories throughout the State of Wisconsin, and from the State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau website (www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html) or a copy may be obtained from the Municipal Clerk upon payment of applicable copying charges.
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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