General Tax Information
Real Estate Tax Billing and Collection
Real estate tax bills are due by January 31st after mailing in December. Taxpayers have the choice of paying in full or paying in three installments. Should you choose to pay in installments, the second installment is due by April 30th and the third installment is due by July 31st.
Note: Failure to pay any installment of a real estate tax bill by the respective due date will make the total tax bill due and payable, and subject to interest and penalties.
Tax Payment Due Dates (For Real Estate Taxes Only)
- Payment in full or 1st Installment due: January 31st, 2019
- Second Installment due: April 30th, 2019
- Third Installment due: July 31st, 2019
2018 Tax Rates & Credits
- City of Muskego Tax Rate - $14.6911
- Lottery Credit - $154.89
- First Dollar Credit - $63.78
Property tax bills are prepared and mailed around the middle of December each year, following the completion of the annual City budget process. View your most recent tax bill.
Questions regarding assessment of your property, including assessed or fair market value, recent sales prices, and/or the last time the property was assessed, are best answered by the Assessor’s office. Recent tax and assessment data for City properties can be found by clicking the Tax Bill Information link and following the onscreen instructions.
Personal Property Tax Billing and Collection
Personal property tax bills are due in full by January 31st. If payment is not paid in full by the due date, penalties and interest will accrue each month.
Acceptable Forms of Payment
Payment types accepted by the City include cash, check, or debit/credit card. Electronic checks and credit cards are also accepted via the Online Bill Pay. Please note that a service fee does apply for credit card payments. City Hall is open for property tax collection Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, a drop box for payments is available at the front of City Hall and in front of the Muskego Public Library. The City also partners with several area banks to assist with tax collections through December 31st of each year, particularly on days or hours when City Hall is not open.
Lottery and Gaming Credit
Wisconsin law provides a lottery and gaming credit to owners of a home in Wisconsin who use the home as their primary residence (where an individual lives more than six months of the year) on January 1st of the year in which property taxes are levied. If you are entitled to a lottery credit and it is not shown on your tax bill, you can obtain an application for the credit at City Hall or click here for a printable form. The application is due by January 31, 2019.