Property Taxes

Tax Bills

Property tax bills are generally mailed around December 15th of each year. The City tax rate is determined after the approval of the budget by the Common Council usually at the end of November or early December. In addition to your municipal taxes, your bill includes taxes levied by other taxing jurisdiction in which your property is located (Middleton Cross Plains Area School District, Madison Area College, Waunakee School District, Dane County and the State of Wisconsin).

Tax Collection & Unpaid Taxes

The City of Middleton collects taxes through January 31 (postmarked) of each year. On February 1, unpaid taxes are turned over to the Dane County Treasurer’s office for collection. The amounts outstanding, as well as any previous year's taxes can be accessed through the Dane County Treasurer’s Office or by calling (608) 266-4151.

Late Payments

A minimum of the first installment is due by January 31 (postmarked). If you do not make at least the 1st installment by that date, you forgo the installment option and the full tax bill plus penalty will be due to Dane County.


Business Property

Property taxes are also levied on non-real estate business property. All personal property tax payments are made at the City Hall. Personal property taxes are due in full by January 31.

Late payments will be assessed 1.5% per month on all personal property taxes paid after January 31.

Overpayments & Refunds

Property tax refunds will be processed after the Dane County Treasurer processes all payments in February.

Pay by Mail

To pay by mail, simply enclose your tax bill with a check payable to the City of Middleton. Mail your check to:

Middleton City Hall
7426 Hubbard Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562

If you would like a receipt, just remember to enclose the entire original tax bill and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Pay at the City Hall

Payment may be made at Middleton City Hall, Finance Department. Please bring your entire original tax bill. Your tax bill will be stamped PAID with the date of payment. Tax payments can be made in cash, check, or money order.

City Hall Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm.

Drop Box

You may also place your payment in the drop box located next to the blue Post Office box in the Library parking lot directly across from City Hall. As with mailing, if you would like a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment.

Online Payments

The online tax payment site is closed for this tax collection cycle. Online payments take up to 7 days to transfer between banks. The City is required to send all tax payments to Dane County by February 1.