The County Treasurer is responsible for the collection and distribution of current and delinquent real estate taxes in Portage County. Primary tax records are maintained and held for public use by the Treasurer’s office.
Business Personal Property taxes cannot be paid online.
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Pay your taxes with a credit card or debit card by calling 1-877-782-4828
Visa debit card $3.95 fee for online payments (2.39% fee if called in)
Credit cards and non-Visa debit card fee 2.39%
E-check fee $1.50
You may also pay your Real Estate Taxes at the Portage County Treasurer's Office with cash, check or credit card.
Please see the Property Tax Inquiry/Payments for information on delinquent City of Stevens Point tax bill payment statuses as Portage County collects the City of Stevens Point's delinquent taxes.
The Foundation for Rural Housing, through the State of Wisconsin, offers funds for several different financial situations, including delinquent taxes. Please refer to the Wisconsin Rural Housing Website or contact their office at 608-238-3448 or 888-400-5974 for information.
See the back of your tax bill for additional programs.
- 2023 First Dollar Credits (PDF)
- 2023 Lottery and Gaming Credits (PDF)
- 2023 Real Estate Ratios (PDF)
- 2022 Real Estate Ratios (PDF)
- 2022 First Dollar Credits (PDF)
- 2022 Lottery and Gaming Credits (PDF)
- 2022 Mill Rates (PDF)
- 2021 Real Estate Ratios (PDF)
- 2021 First Dollar Credits (PDF)
- 2021 Lottery and Gaming Credits (PDF)
- 2021 Mill Rates (PDF)
- What is the Lottery and Gaming Credit and how do I apply for this credit?
- Are there credits available to decrease a property tax bill?
View the Lottery Credit Information (PDF).
First Dollar Credit
Automatically applied to the property tax bill of parcels containing an improvement.
School Levy Tax Credit
Automatically applied to every property tax bill.
- Where do we pay our taxes?
See the payment coupons on your tax bill for this information.
Real Estate Taxes
The County Treasurer collects 1st installments for 22 of the 27 municipalities. We collect 2nd installments for 26 of the 27 municipalities (the City of Stevens Point collects their own).
Personal Property Taxes
The County Treasurer collects 1st installments for 22 of the 27 municipalities. All Municipal Treasurers collect 2nd installments.
For the 5 municipalities that collect their own taxes, you must pay them. For a list of these municipalities see the FAQ "Who do we collect taxes for?"
- Do we send out reminders or bills for the second installment?
We do not send out reminder notices. We send out one tax bill each year, which has two installment stubs. It is up to the taxpayer to remember to pay in July.
- Do we accept credit cards? Why is there a fee to use a credit card?
We do accept credit cards for payment of taxes. There is a 2.39% fee charged by our vendor, Point and Pay. We are not able to absorb this fee into our budget, so it must be paid by the taxpayer if they opt to use a credit card. The fee is then kept by Point and Pay, which enables us to use their services.
- Do we have payment plans available?
Payments of any amount are accepted at any time.
- How long can my taxes remain delinquent before the County forecloses on my parcel?
A lien is placed on your parcel on September 1st of the year the taxes were due. You then have two years before the County may foreclose using the tax deed process.
- When do my taxes become delinquent?
Due to the grace period, they become delinquent on the sixth business day after they were due. The 2nd installment option is forfeited and the entire bill becomes due if an installment date is missed. Interest begins accruing at 1.5% per month on the unpaid balance, beginning the month after the due date. For instance, if a first installment is missed, the next day after the grace period, one and a half % interest is added to the bill. In March it increases to three %. Interest continues to accrue until the bill is paid in full. Additional applicable fees may be applied. Please contact the Portage County Treasurer's office for a final payoff amount.
- When are taxes due?
Taxes are collected in two installments in Portage County, due January 31st and July 31st.
(See the City of Stevens Point website for information on city parcels.)
- Who do we collect taxes for?
The County Treasurer collects all real estate tax installments for the following municipalities.
- Town of Alban
- Town of Amherst
- Town of Buena Vista
- Town of Carson
- Town of Dewey
- Town of Grant
- Town of Hull
- Town of Linwood
- Town of New Hope
- Town of Pine Grove
- Town of Plover
- Town of Sharon
- Town of Stockton
- Village of Almond
- Village of Amherst
- Village of Amherst Junction
- Village of Junction City
- Village of Nelsonville
- Village of Park Ridge
- Village of Plover
- Village of Whiting
- Village of Rosholt
The municipalities listed collect the first installment of current taxes. The County Treasurer collects real estate taxes for all municipalities after the first installment except for the City of Stevens Point.
- Town of Almond
- Town of Belmont
- Town of Eau Pleine
- Town of Lanark
- City of Stevens Point
Personal Property Taxes
See the "Where do we pay our taxes?" FAQ or refer to the addresses on the payment coupons portion of your bill.