Town of Trenton Treasurer Monica Diaz
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View the 2016 Property Tax Instructions Property Tax Instructions for information on how to pay your taxes in person, by mail, or via the phone or Internet. The Town Calendar provides the dates and times for In-Person payment at the Town Hall.
You can also pay in person at the State Bank of Newburg during regular business hours, or place your payment in the Town Hall Drop Box.
REMINDER: To avoid paying late fees (or possible police fines of $147.50), please submit dog license applications by April 1.
All property tax information is now available on the Washington County Treasurer web page.
Direct link to Property Tax Bill records: Real Estate Tax
After January 31, 2017, payments should be mailed to:
Washington County Treasurer
PO Box 1986
West Bend, WI 53095-7986
Pay property taxes online AFTER JANUARY 31 by visiting the Washington County website
- Assessor Data – click to be directed to a website with online assessment data
Overview: Assessments & Taxes in a Declining Market – from 2010
Town Officials and the Assessor’s Office staff continue to monitor the significant changes that are occurring in the national, regional and local real estate markets. Since 2007 was the last revaluation year for the Town, many property owners have expressed concerns as to how the unchanged assessments for the year 2010 in this declining market will impact their 2010 tax bills. The answer is that there is little, if any, direct impact on the individual property tax bills for existing homes and businesses. As long as uniformity and equity between property values is maintained in a non-revaluation year, an individual property owner’s share of the overall tax burden within our community will remain about the same in a declining (or increasing) market. That is to say that an individual property owner’s share or apportionment of the overall tax burden (via their tax payment) relative to other property owners’ share of the tax burden will not change in non-revaluation years other than as affected by any new construction added or property removed from the tax rolls. The total cost to pay for all of the governmental services provided for in our approved annual budgets, called the tax levy, is not specifically impacted by either a good or bad economy [other than in the decisions that are made as to what services to provide, including any proposed additions or cuts].
Under Wisconsin law and as prescribed in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), mass appraisal is an ad valorem assessment process with checks and balances to aid in the uniform and equitable valuation of all properties within a municipality. The Assessor’s Office completed our last revaluation with these principles in mind. The Department of Revenue has created a very insightful “Frequently Asked Questions” publication to help property owners understand the relationship between assessments and tax bills in a declining market. Please take a few minutes to read through the questions and answers in this document to help understand how tax equity is maintained in a non-revaluation year, even when the current market is in decline. Essentially, we realized that we are all in the same boat and that we will do our best as your Town officials and staff to get through this economic storm.