2020 City of Milwaukee Property Tax Information

The City of Milwaukee Combined Property Tax Bill is sent to all City of Milwaukee property owners in mid-December of each year. Failure to pay your bill in full OR make your first installment payment by January 31, 2021 will result in your account becoming delinquent. Read on for information on how to pay your bill using the City’s property tax installment payment plan and changes to how payments are being accepted this year due to the pandemic.

CITY OF MILWAUKEE
PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN

If you are unable to pay the entire balance of your City of Milwaukee Property Tax Bill, the Treasurer’s office offers a 10-month, interest free installment payment plan. To qualify, your real estate tax bill must be more than $100 and you must make your first installment payment by January 31 (this amount will be noted on your bill). Subsequent installments are due on or before the last day of the month from February through October. Taxpayers are strongly encouraged to enroll in the City Treasurer’s Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for the Property Tax Installment Payment Plan to assure monthly installment payments are made in the correct amount and on time. For more information visit www.milwaukee.gov/treasurer/eft or call 414-286-2240.

Need additional assistance with your finances?

GreenPath Financial Wellness
If you need assistance navigating the payment plan, are already behind on your property taxes, or need help in sorting out your finances, contact GreenPath Financial Wellness at 877-290-6974. GreenPath offers financial counseling on a variety of topics, including foreclosure prevention, debt and credit counseling, and property tax concerns. Their free Debt Management Program is able to administer payments to creditors, including property tax payments. GreenPath offers counseling or interpretation services via phone or in-person in over 170 languages.

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity: Tax Foreclosure Prevention Grant
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity currently has a Tax Foreclosure Prevention Grant available to homeowners in the Harambee, Midtown, Washington Park, Metcalf Park, and Amani communities.  This is a one time grant to help you with your delinquent property taxes with a $1500 maximum payout amount. An application must be filled out along with an agreement for percentage of the delinquency to be paid along with a one time financial counseling class.
Contact: Paula Butler pbutler@milwaukeehabitat.org or 414-316-5613

HOW TO PAY YOUR 2020 CITY OF MILWAUKEE
PROPERTY TAX BILL

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Milwaukee Treasurer’s office will not be open to the public to take in-person payments until further notice. Additionally, as of March of 2020, US Bank is no longer offering a pay-at-the-branch service. See below for payment options:

CITY-WIDE DROP BOX LOCATIONS
Inside the City Hall Market Street Entrance – Available 24 hours/day
Outside the City Municipal Building on Market Street – Available 24 hours/day
Broadway Entrance to City Municipal Building – Available Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-4:45PM
Police District Stations – Available 24 hours/day

PAY BY MAIL VIA POST OFFICE
Use the remittance envelope sent with your bill.

PAY ONLINE OR BY TELEPHONE
Visit www.milwaukee.gov/treasurer or call 414-286-2240 to pay by credit/debit card (2.75% convenience fee) or ACH debit checking/savings (no convenience fee).