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. 

 

Credit Card/Electronic Check payments made after January 31st

***FOR BUSINESS'S PAYING PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX WITH CREDIT CARD/ELECTRONIC CHECK CONTACT THE CITY OF WEST BEND FINANCE DEPT AT 262.335.5118***

City of West Bend taxpayers are able to pay their Second Installment and/or delinquent real estate taxes online to the Washington County Treasurer with a credit card or electronic check (E-check).  Online payments are processed through Point & Pay LLC.  Point & Pay charges a convenience fee when using a credit card/or electronic check.  (Refer to Washington County Website for details.....see link below).  You may also pay the Second Installment and/or delinquent real estate taxes using your credit card over the telephone by calling Point & Pay.  Please click here to access the Washington County Treasurer web page.  On the right hand side under Documents, choose your method of payment: Online or Telephone.                                                             

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 City of West Bend 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 City of West Bend 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 the investment policy and keeps the detailed account of the funds collected and disbursed. 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