Tax bill and payment information can be found on the Walworth County web site.
Taxes: Following the completion of the budget process property tax bills are prepared at Walworth County and mailed as soon as available (around Dec. 15th). Walworth County has installed a new software program this year and your tax bill will have a new format - payment processes and deadlines remain the same.
Assessments:Questions regarding assessment of your property (including assessed or fair market value, and the last time the property was assessed) are best answered by the Assessor's office. Recent tax and assessment date for Village properties can be found on the Walworth County website using the tax key number or property address. You may also find the Guide for Property Owners helpful.
Payments: Real estate tax bills are due by Jan. 31 and taxpayers have the choice of paying in full or in 2 installments. Should you choose to pay in installments, only the 1st installment may be paid to the Village of East Troy. Please mail or deliver 2nd installments directly to the Walworth County Treasurer by July 31. Personal property tax bills are due in full by Jan. 31 unless otherwise noted on the bill. If payment is not received in full by the due date penalties will be applied.
Due to auditing regulations your payment will be receipted on the day it is received.
Make your check payable to the Village of East Troy. Please make seperate payments for taxes, water/sewer bills and dog licenses and include a copy of your tax bill or write the tax key number (found in the upper right corner of the bill beginning with an "R") on the memo line of your check. If your escrow check is made out to you and the Village you MUST endorse the check. If you would like a paid receipt or dog tags mailed to you enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Overpayment: If your escrow check is larger than your tax bill please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and a refund will be sent within 3 weeks.
Lottery & Gaming Credit: Wisconsin law provides a lotter and gaming credit to homeowners who use their Wisconsin home as their primary residence as of Jan. of the year in which the taxes are levied. Primary residence is the home where the individual lives more than 6 months of the year. The lottery and gaming credit varies from year to year depending on monies available from the state lottery. If the most recent tax bill for your property did not show a lottery credit and you feel it should have, please request an application from the Village Administration office and the credit will be applied to your bill upon submission of the application. More information is available from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
First Dollar Credit: Wisocnsin law provides a First Dollar Credit to all improved parcels within the state.
NOTE: In addition to the Village of East Troy, the Village collects property taxes for 4 other taxing bodies: East Troy Community Schools, Walworth County, Gateway Technical College and the State of Wisconsin. Instead of having you pay each of these seperately the levies from all these entiities are combined into one bill for your convenience. After payment the monies collected are divided and each taxing jurisdiction receives its share.