Understanding Wisconsin Property Taxes

Overview of Wisconsin Taxes

Wisconsin collects a total of $50,961,655,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $9,586,292,000 comes from property taxes, or 18.8% of total revenue. As a result, Wisconsin has the 4th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 69.0% more than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Wisconsin is $195,520, meaning the average Wisconsin homeowner pays 1.80% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $17.99 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Wisconsin's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Wisconsin, there are important constants. Wisconsin's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is January 1. Wisconsin property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts the 2nd Monday of May. The date which property tax bills become due on is January 31.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in Wisconsin or are looking at buying a specific property in Wisconsin, check out our Wisconsin Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in Wisconsin and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our Wisconsin Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for Wisconsin Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Wisconsin.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Adams County $149,514 $2,538 $17.00
Ashland County $146,634 $2,147 $14.60
Barron County $157,241 $2,598 $16.50
Bayfield County $189,442 $2,346 $12.40
Brown County $181,198 $3,352 $18.50
Buffalo County $177,497 $2,675 $15.10
Burnett County $175,087 $2,126 $12.10
Calumet County $188,342 $3,371 $17.90
Chippewa County $171,211 $2,454 $14.30
Clark County $140,735 $2,263 $16.10
Columbia County $213,966 $3,509 $16.40
Crawford County $147,849 $2,570 $17.40
Dane County $259,752 $5,003 $19.30
Dodge County $176,002 $3,147 $17.90
Door County $256,154 $2,932 $11.40
Douglas County $150,001 $2,460 $16.40
Dunn County $172,784 $3,083 $17.80
Eau Claire County $174,912 $2,992 $17.10
Florence County $146,886 $2,251 $15.30
Fond du Lac County $166,391 $3,065 $18.40
Forest County $177,025 $1,970 $11.10
Grant County $167,837 $2,505 $14.90
Green County $193,189 $3,554 $18.40
Green Lake County $182,035 $2,864 $15.70
Iowa County $205,092 $3,467 $16.90
Iron County $142,601 $2,019 $14.20
Jackson County $151,941 $2,368 $15.60
Jefferson County $198,796 $3,431 $17.30
Juneau County $144,419 $2,440 $16.90
Kenosha County $190,512 $3,914 $20.50
Kewaunee County $169,050 $2,813 $16.60
La Crosse County $174,204 $3,341 $19.20
Lafayette County $164,627 $2,845 $17.30
Langlade County $135,806 $2,105 $15.50
Lincoln County $150,632 $2,472 $16.40
Manitowoc County $143,808 $2,678 $18.60
Marathon County $164,874 $3,032 $18.40
Marinette County $131,292 $1,938 $14.80
Marquette County $158,050 $2,601 $16.50
Menominee County $114,520 $1,376 $12.00
Milwaukee County $175,108 $4,233 $24.20
Monroe County $160,467 $2,597 $16.20
Oconto County $175,916 $2,617 $14.90
Oneida County $207,307 $2,310 $11.10
Outagamie County $177,432 $3,270 $18.40
Ozaukee County $309,902 $4,822 $15.60
Pepin County $166,325 $2,856 $17.20
Pierce County $231,853 $3,823 $16.50
Polk County $179,213 $2,895 $16.20
Portage County $163,835 $2,790 $17.00
Price County $138,443 $2,131 $15.40
Racine County $190,651 $3,731 $19.60
Richland County $157,438 $2,474 $15.70
Rock County $151,955 $3,006 $19.80
Rusk County $137,469 $1,871 $13.60
St. Croix County $227,650 $3,478 $15.30
Sauk County $188,770 $3,208 $17.00
Sawyer County $194,954 $1,938 $9.90
Shawano County $150,887 $2,383 $15.80
Sheboygan County $181,435 $3,263 $18.00
Taylor County $142,727 $2,422 $17.00
Trempealeau County $160,876 $2,784 $17.30
Vernon County $166,070 $2,720 $16.40
Vilas County $279,938 $2,466 $8.80
Walworth County $242,912 $3,954 $16.30
Washburn County $183,233 $2,480 $13.50
Washington County $244,669 $3,853 $15.70
Waukesha County $288,725 $4,648 $16.10
Waupaca County $164,510 $2,832 $17.20
Waushara County $158,198 $2,486 $15.70
Winnebago County $165,758 $3,305 $19.90
Wood County $141,994 $2,448 $17.20

Want to learn more about Wisconsin property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Adams County Ashland County Barron County
Bayfield County Brown County Buffalo County
Burnett County Calumet County Chippewa County
Clark County Columbia County Crawford County
Dane County Dodge County Door County
Douglas County Dunn County Eau Claire County
Florence County Fond du Lac County Forest County
Grant County Green County Green Lake County
Iowa County Iron County Jackson County
Jefferson County Juneau County Kenosha County
Kewaunee County La Crosse County Lafayette County
Langlade County Lincoln County Manitowoc County
Marathon County Marinette County Marquette County
Menominee County Milwaukee County Monroe County
Oconto County Oneida County Outagamie County
Ozaukee County Pepin County Pierce County
Polk County Portage County Price County
Racine County Richland County Rock County
Rusk County St. Croix County Sauk County
Sawyer County Shawano County Sheboygan County
Taylor County Trempealeau County Vernon County
Vilas County Walworth County Washburn County
Washington County Waukesha County Waupaca County
Waushara County Winnebago County Wood County