You should have received or will receive this week your 2019 real estate/personal property tax bill (s) payable 2020. If you mail your tax payment and would like a receipt, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. A December 31st postmark will be receipted as a 2019 payment. If you prefer to pay in person, bring your tax bill so that we can stamp it paid. Since everything is computerized, our office no longer has duplicate tax bills. You are able to log on to each county’s website and get tax info/receipts throughout the year. The websites are: Green: www.co.green.wi.gov followed by clicking on “Land Records System”; Dane: [email protected] and search for name, address or parcel number. This is very helpful for those that need copies during income tax filing time.
Our office hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, with the exception of December 24th and 25th we are closed all day for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and December 31 and January 1st we are closed all day for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. We will not be open any Saturdays for tax collection. Tax payments are due in our office by 5:00 p.m. January 31st . Tax payments received in our office after 5:00 p.m. January 31st have to be turned over to the county. Tax payments postmarked on or before January 31 will be marked as received on time. The Village will not receive their portion of funds received after January 31 from the county until August. Timely payment received in the Clerk’s Office on or before January 31st helps the Village’s cash flow.
The following chart shows tax levies in comparison to last year:
2018 2019 Increase/Decrease
State $ 0 $ 0.00 —
Dane County $ 251,598 $ 267,211 + $ 15,613
Green County $ 156,686 $ 164,887 + $ 8,201
Village $ 852,718 $ 909,060 + $ 56,342
Oregon Schools $1,162,289 $1,240,069 +$ 77,780
MATC $ 92,876 $ 97,825 +$ 4,949
TOTAL LEVY $2,516,167 $2,679,052 +$162,885
The Village’s mill rate is $8.406033 in Green County and $8.682562 in Dane County. The net combined rate for Green County is $24.39/$1000 and Dane County is $23/$1000 of assessed value. The First Dollar credit for this year is $79.50 and lottery credit is $220.58.
DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR LOTTERY CREDIT?
1. You must own your home in Wisconsin
2. You must have occupied that home as your primary residence on January 1, 2019.
a. A primary residence is the home in which a property owner lives for
more than six (6) months of the year.
b. If temporarily away, a primary residence is the home to which the owner
returns. If you feel that you qualify for the credit, and there is not a
Lottery Credit on your tax bill, contact our office for a claim form
before January 30th. You may also print a form from the Wis.
Department of Revenue website at: www.dor.state.wi.us.
It is your responsibility to notify the County Treasurer within 30 days if the property no longer qualifies for the Lottery Credit.
DOG & CAT LICENSES (Paid by separate check from taxes)
All dogs and cats five months and older, kept within the Village, must be licensed each year by January 31st. License fees for 2020 are as follows:
DANE: $22 for unaltered dog GREEN: $17 for unaltered dog
$17 for spayed/neutered dog $12 for spayed/neutered dog
$5 for cats $5 for cats
You will need to bring proof of current rabies vaccination. Village Ordinance Chapter 6 states it is unlawful for any person to keep or harbor more than 3 dogs or 3 cats over ten weeks of age within the Village. “Person” is defined to include collectively all persons residing within a residence.
NOTE: Tax payments need to be separate from other payments to the Village, i.e., dog and cat licenses, utility payments. Also if you have property located in both counties, separate checks are required.
Check out the Village website at www.brooklynwi.gov underneath the Budget page for the 2020 budget.
Pay your tax bill or utility bill online with your credit card, using the Payment Tab on the Home page of the website, then click on Official Payments or GovPayNet. There is a fee from both companies for this service.
Call us at 455-4201 if you have questions.
It is a pleasure to serve the residents of this community.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE
VILLAGE BOARD AND VILLAGE EMPLOYEES