Property Tax Info and FAQ's

ere are some typical questions and the corresponding answers:

Q1: When are tax bills mailed?

A: Tax bills are required to be mailed by December 15th, but are usually available via the website the first week in December.

Q2: Where can I get a receipt, copy or reprint of my property tax bill?

A: All Green County Property Tax Bills are available online from the Green County website – Land Records System

Bill and Receipt Instructions: click here to download a PDF
Go to the Green County Land Records System: Click here

Q3: How to make your payment – Checks payable to: Town of York

1. Mail Payment via US Postal Service to:

Green County Treasurer
1016 16th Avenue
Monroe, WI 53566-1702

Receipt request:

There is no longer a need to include a SASE with your payment or to request a paper copy receipt of your payment.  All receipts can be obtained online from the Green County website as instructed in Q2 above.

All payments with a postmark date of 12/31/2020 will be posted in 2020. All payments with a postmark of 1/1/2021 – 1/31/2021 will be posted in 2021.

In 2020 and 2021, all payments or second installments must be mailed to:

Green County Treasurer 1016 16th Avenue Monroe, Wisconsin 53566

2. Electronic check or credit card payments can be made at:

http://www.co.green.wi.gov/ and click on PAY TAXES ONLINE

Two party escrow checks need to be endorsed by the taxpayer(s). Escrow checks in excess of taxes owed will be accepted and the balance refunded to the taxpayer mailed out after the monthly board meeting. Questions – most efficient communication is via email at clerk-treasurer@townofyork.org. If you do not have email access, please leave a voicemail at (608) 516-2788.

Q4: Can I drop my payment off at your house?

A: No.  All payments are to be mailed to Green County at the above address.

Q5: Some property owners believe that their check has to be cashed prior to 12/31/20 to count on their 2020 taxes.

A: This is incorrect. As long as Green County receives the payment either by 12/31/20 or it has a postmark date on the envelope no later than 12/31/20, the county is required to post the payments in the system for 2020.

Q6: Another assumption is that your tax preparer needs to have a receipt of the payment, but in actuality they just need to confirm the amount you paid (which can be done by either a receipt of your payment or a copy of the cashed check when it clears their bank).

A: The earliest a person can do their taxes would be on 2/1/21 as they should wait for any W-2’s, 1099, etc. that are sent out by 1/31/20. So, in this case, the check will have cleared by then.

There is no longer a need to include a SASE with your payment or to request a paper copy receipt of your payment.  All receipts can be obtained online from the Green County website as instructed in Q1 above.

Q7: Need to sign-up for the lottery credit?

A: If you owned your home on January 1st and used it as your primary residence you may qualify for a lottery credit on your tax bill. Lottery Credit Information You are eligible for the state lottery credit if:

  • the property is your primary residence, and
  • you have owned and lived in the home since January 1st.

You may also claim a lottery credit if you moved into your home during 2019 and you can attest that to the best of your knowledge the previous owner used the property as their primary residence. The lottery credit is not available for new construction that was completed after January 1st. Lottery Credit – Frequently Asked Questions (Link to Wisconsin Department of Revenue Website) How to Claim a Lottery Credit The City cannot accept lottery credit requests after January 31st. If you qualify for a lottery credit but did not have one on your tax bill, you can fill out a late lottery credit form to request the credit. Click on the link below to download a claim form. After January 31st claim forms must be sent to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Forms must be received by the Department of Revenue by October 1st. Late Lottery Credit Form

Q8: Where do I find tax information?

A: Refer to Q1 above or https://www.townofyork.org/finance/property-tax-bills/

Q9: Can I pay electronically?

A: Yes, go to http://www.co.green.wi.gov/

Q10: Where do I mail tax payments?

Before December 31st of the tax year send payments to:
Green County Treasurer

1016 16th Avenue

Monroe, Wisconsin 53566

After January 31st send payments to:
Green County Treasurer
1016 16th Avenue
Monroe, Wisconsin 53566

If there are other questions, please feel free to email this address (clerk-treasurer@townofyork.org).

Q11: What is the POWTS $10.00 tax charge?

A: In 2000, the State of Wisconsin mandated that all Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) be inspected by a qualified individual (service provider) at least once every three years. In the past the County sent notification to property owners on a green sheet of paper titled “Private Sewage system maintenance certification form”. It was required that the form be signed by a service provider and returned to the Zoning Department along with the required maintenance fee. Recently the County upgraded its POWTS tracking system. One of the main features of the program is the ability for your service provider to report your maintenance online. On August 13, 2019 the Green County Board approved placing the maintenance fee on your tax bill as a special assessment. All property owners in the County whose properties are served by a POWTS tracked by the County’s maintenance program will be charged a $10 annual fee to be used to administer the maintenance program. If the tax parcel ID or the number of systems on the reverse side of this card are not correct, please contact the Zoning Office so it can be noted in the tracking system by October 21, 2019. Any question in regards to the program update, fee appearing on the tax bill or any other matter contact the Zoning office, not the Treasures office. The Zoning Department can be reached at (608) 328-9423 or Zoning Staff appreciates your attention in regards to this matter.

Adam Wiegel, Green County Zoning Administrator

Q12: 2019 Mill Rate Worksheet

A: The current year Mill Rate Worksheet PDF can be downloaded here for your review.

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