Taxes and Budget

The Village of Mukwonago collects all current year real estate and personal property taxes for Village properties.

Every year in October and November, each department head prepares the budget for his/her department. The Village Board approves the budget in late November/early December. After the budget has been determined, information is compiled to determine that tax levy, which is the amount needed through tax collection to cover Village costs.

Listed below is current and past years tax information. Also listed further down the page are payment instructions on the payment of your taxes.

Current Assessment Ratios

The Assessment Ratio for the Waukesha County portion of the Village of Mukwonago for the year 2016 is 93.46%.  The Assessment Ratio for the Walworth County portion of the Village of Mukwonago for the year 2016 is 94.26%.

Equalized Value

2013 2014 2015 2016 County
$674,276,600 $705,867,60 $730,516,100 $784,582,100 Waukesha County
$12,492,200 $13,258,200 $14,239,600 $17,581,300 Walworth County

Assessed Value

2013 2014 2015 2016 County
$684,516,900 $693,533,600 $704,137,500 $733,237,100 Waukesha County
$12,517,100 $13,160,300 $14,425,900 $16,008,200 Walworth County

Village Tax Levies (including Village TIF Increment)

2013 2014 2015 2016 County
$5,169,141.24 $5,437,382.12 $5,692,293.95 $5,982,666.85 Waukesha County
$89,976.76 $96,616.94 $105,051.48 $124,437.57 Walworth County

Lottery and Gaming Credit

What is Lottery and Gaming Credit?

2013 2014 2015 2016 School District
$104.53 $100.73 $92.06 $111.10 Mukwonago Area School District
$111.31 $114.64 $104.66 $122.13 East Troy Community School District

First Dollar Credit

What is First Dollar Credit?

2013 2014 2015 2016 School District
$61.37 $59.52 $56.99 $59.08 Mukwonago Area School District
$65.36 $67.74 $64.79 $64.94 East Troy Community School District

Mill Rates

Waukesha County Portion of Village

2013 2014 2015 2016 Taxing Authority
.1672 .1727 .1761 .1816 State of Wisconsin
2.1130 2.1182 2.1182 2.1363 Waukesha County
7.5523 7.8401 8.0842 8.1592 Village of Mukwonago
9.4472 9.3200 9.0963 9.4348 Mukwonago Area School District
1.2962 .3960 .3940 .3941 WCTC
(1.5068) (1.4554) (1.6019) (1.4815) School Credit
19.0691 18.3916 18.2669 18.8245 Total Village Rate
.8039 .7395 .7420 .7930 Phantom Lakes Mngmt District
19.8086 19.1336 19.0132 19.6175 Total w/Phantom Lakes Mngmt District

Walworth County Portion of Village

2013 2014 2015 2016 Taxing Authority
.1694 .1710 .1675 .1864 State of Wisconsin
4.0106 4.0535 3.9638 4.3423 Walworth County
.5921 .5852 .5747 .5879 CDEB East Troy
7.1883 7.3415 7.2821 7.7734 Village of Mukwonago
9.5711 9.2247 8.6543 9.6833 Mukwonago Area School District (MASD)
10.1916 10.4993 9.8394 10.6455 East Troy Community School District (ETCSD)
1.6315 .7760 .7846 .8817 Gateway Technical College
(1.2027) (1.3943) (1.6614) (1.5916) School Credit
21.3682 20.1724 19.1909 21.2755 Total Village Rate (MASD)
22.5808 22.0322 20.9507 22.8256 Total Village Rate (ETCSD)

Property Tax Payment Instructions

The Village of Mukwonago collects tax payments in three (3) installments. If you elect the installment plan, we must receive the amounts stated at the bottom of your bill on or before the following dates:

  • 1st Installment – January 31
  • 2nd Installment – April 30
  • 3rd Installment – July 31

Payment of Taxes at the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office

Taxes may be paid at the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm., and Fridays, 8:00 am to noon. The Treasurer’s Office is located at 440 River Crest Court. For questions, please call the office at (262) 363-6420. In the parking lot, there is a drop box for payments of taxes, water bills, etc. Please remember that when using this box you must place your payment in an envelope.

Payment of Taxes by Mail

Send your check, made payable to the Village of Mukwonago, and the top portion of your tax bill to the Village Treasurer; P.O. Box 206; Mukwonago, WI 53149. IF YOU NEED A TAX BILL RECEIPT, a self addressed stamped envelope must be enclosed. Be sure it is postmarked by the due date. Checks received by mail must have the post office cancellation date on it to be accepted on time. If payment is mailed, it must be received with a postmark of no later than the above due date, or it will be marked delinquent.

Payment of Taxes at a Bank

If you’d like to make your payment at one of the banks listed, please bring your entire tax bill. If paying by check please write your tax parcel number on your check. Banks WILL NOT accept overpayments. Please take overpayments to the Village Hall or mail. Refunds will be issued in 2-3 weeks. The following banks will accept tax payments during their regular business hours during the months of December and January:

  • Citizens Bank: 301 N. Rochester St., 827 A S. Rochester St., 1010 N. Rochester St. (inside the Mukwonago Pick’n’Save), (262) 363-6500

Payment of Taxes Online

You can pay your real estate taxes online using your credit or debit card.

  • www.govpaynet.com
  • Select “Make a payment”
  • Enter PLC 8682
  • There is a convenience fee (currently 3.5%) collected by GovPayNet for any tax payments made online.
  • Credit/Debit card payments can be made at Village Hall.
  • Phone-assisted payments can be made by calling 1-800-604-7888. Mention PLC 8682. There is a convenience fee (currently 5%) collected by GovPayNet for any tax payments made over the phone.

Payment of Personal Property Taxes

State Statute requires all Personal Property Tax Bills to be paid in full by January 31.

Penalty

Late payments for the January installment will become delinquent, including interest and penalty at 1½ % per month, which then the taxes must be paid in full. Delinquent taxes mean the installment plan is no longer an option. Late payments for April and July installments will become delinquent back to February 1 and must be paid in full including 1½ % interest.