Finance

** 2016 TAX COLLECTION INFORMATION**              Dog and Cat Licenses Expire on Jan 1st, Renew for 2017!

A TWO PAYMENT PLAN OPTION  WITH DUE DATES OF JANUARY 31 AND JULY 31 IS AVAILABLE. 

FULL PAYMENT OR 1ST INSTALLMENT IS COLLECTED BY THE CITY OF WEST BEND.

SECOND INSTALLMENT IS COLLECTED BY WASHINGTON COUNTY.

REFER TO PAYMENT STUBS ON UPCOMING TAX BILL. 

                                                                       

Pay Taxes using Credit Card at Counter / Pay Taxes Online using Credit Card or E-CheckPayGOV.US Logo

The City of West Bend offers the convenience of using a credit card at the counter.  When using a credit card, PayGOV.US charges a convenience fee of 2.75% of the credit card payment and $1.00 for an electronic check (E-Check).  These fees are paid directly to PayGOV.US.  City of West Bend does not receive any portion of these fees.  To pay your taxes online, click on PayGOV.US  and follow the directions on their website.

You may also pay taxes using your credit card over the telephone by calling PayGOV.US.  The phone number is 855-723-7643. Use pay location code 34633.  A convenience fee of 2.75% is charged to the user for this service. 

Receipt Information

If  your payment is mailed or placed in the drop box and you wish to receive a receipt, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Copies of receipts and tax bills are also available on the Washington County Website.  You can also obtain copies at the Finance Department (25 cents per copy). 

If  escrow company mails check directly to the City and you would like a receipt, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Receipt information is also available on the Washington County Website; or obtain a copy, in person, at the Finance Department for 25 cents.

Lottery and Gaming Credit

You may claim the lottery and gaming credit if you were the owner of the property as of Jan 1st of the year in which property taxes are levied and it is your primary residence.  If you were not the owner as of Jan 1st, 2016, refer to the Washington County Website for the 2017 Lottery Credit Form.  The lottery credit cannot be claimed on business property.

2016 Lottery Credit Form  Lottery Credit Removal Form

**For additional tax information and services provided please refer to the Finance Department FAQ's.

 

Responsibilities

The City Finance Administrator collects all city, school, county, and state taxes, and receives all monies belonging to the city or which by law, are directed to be paid to the City Finance Administrator. The Finance Administrator disburses the taxes collected to the proper entities as prescribed by law and disburses the funds needed to operate the City. The Finance Administrator invests the collected funds in accordance with law, keeps the detailed account of the funds collected and disbursed, and reports that detail to the Common Council by the third meeting of the following month. The Finance Department records, tracks, and reports all City financial transactions and functions, and is responsible for the accounting and audit of the financial systems.

Services

  • Tax Collection
  • Dog and Cat Licenses                                                                         
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Vendor Payments
  • Miscellaneous Services Collection
  • Water Bill Collection
  • Prepares Special Assessment Letters

Finance Administrator Contact Information

Name: Carrie Winklbauer, CPA
Title: Finance Administrator
Address: 1115 S. Main Street West Bend, WI 53095
Location: City Hall
Phone: 262-335-5118
Email:
finadmin@ci.west-bend.wi.us
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, excluding holidays
 

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West Bend City Hall
1115 S. Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 335-5100