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How Do I Pay Delinquent Property Tax?

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The Milwaukee County Treasurer's Office collects delinquent property taxes for 2017 and prior years and for all Milwaukee County municipalities except City of Milwaukee properties. The City of Milwaukee Treasurer collects current and delinquent taxes for all properties in tbe City of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee County has many convenient ways to pay delinquent property taxes. These include:

(1) Pay Online

(2) Pay by Mail

(3) Pay in Person at the Milwaukee County Courthouse

The Treasurer's office arranges collection of back taxes through payments, Wisconsin Tax Refund Intercept (TRIP), foreclosures or suing the individual personally for the taxes. Contact the Treasurer directly by phone to discuss setting up a monthly payment plan. Keep in mind that by law the Treasurer must charge 18% delinquency charges per year. It is to your advantage to pay your back taxes as quickly as you can. You might want to consider a home equity loan at a lower interest rate, or refinancing a mortgage to include the property taxes and any other bills you might have.

  • Online Inquiry & Pay
  • Pay by Mail
  • Pay in Person

Milwaukee County contracts with Point & Pay to offer online payment of delinquent property taxes and fees. Point & Pay charges 2.39% of the total amount as a convenience fee for credit or debit card charges, and a flat fee of $1.50 for e-checks.

The Milwaukee County Treasurer's online inquiry and payment system allows customers to search, view and pay delinquent property taxes online.

Inquire / Pay

Records on this site reflect all unpaid delinquent property taxes, penalties and interest fees for the properties listed. Parcels in bankruptcy are not subject to foreclosure action or to any collection process except as permitted by federal bankruptcy law.

Recent payments may not be reflected on this site until one business day after the payment was made.

This site includes properties with and without unpaid delinquent property taxes. Properties with no delinquent property tax will show a zero balance when viewing the details.

If you disagree with the property tax data listed on this site, please notify the Milwaukee County Treasurer's Office at (414) 278-4033.

Point & Pay is not a branch, office or department of Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County receives no part of the convenience fees charged by Point & Pay.

Delinquent Property Tax payments may be mailed to the Milwaukee County Treasurer's Office at the following address: 

Milwaukee County Treasurer
901 N. 9th St., Room 102
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Detach the remittance advice located at the bottom of the delinquent property tax bill and include it with your check in the envelope provided for mailing. Also identify your parcel number by writing it on the check.

To ensure your payment is applied correctly, include the parcel number / tax key number on the memo portion of the check.

Do not mail the entire bill. Delinquent property tax bills will not be returned!

The envelope's postmark date is the date used for crediting payments received via the United States Postal Service.

For your protection, do not send cash through the mail. 

A payment receipt will be mailed to the property owner and person or organization making the payment if different

Delinquent property tax payments may be paid in person using either a check, cashier's check, money order or cash. The Milwaukee County Treasurer's Office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding national holidays.

The Milwaukee County Treasurer's Office cannot accept credit or debit card charges or e-checks at the counter. These transactions can only be processed online.

The Milwaukee County Treasurer's Office is located on the first floor of the Milwaukee County Courthouse:
901 N. 9th Street Room 102
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1462

Phone: (414) 278-4033

Fax: (414) 223-1383

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901 N. 9th St., Room 102
Milwaukee, WI 53233

(414) 278-4033


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