Property taxpayers get grace period to Feb. 7 in Madison

January 31, 2019

Thanks to the terrible weather and the shutdown of Madison city offices this week, property taxpayers are getting a break on when payments need to be in the hands of the city treasurer.

The Treasurer’s Office announced on Thursday that property taxes need to be paid by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, or after that, payers will be considered delinquent.

Taxpayers have three options on paying Madison property taxes: online, by mail or in person.

All three options are extended to Feb. 7.

To pay taxes online, go to www.cityofmadison.com/treasurer.

To pay in person, bring the tax bill and a check, cash or money order to the City Treasurer’s Office, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 107.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, including Friday, Feb. 1. If you pay on Friday, Feb. 8, it’s past the grace period.

To pay by mail, return the bottom portion of the tax bill with a check payable to the City Treasurer’s Office and mail it to the City Treasurer’s Office, PO Box 2999, Madison WI 53701.

Mail received after 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 will be considered delinquent regardless of the postmark.

Failure to pay at least the first (of four) installments taxes are delinquent and are do in their entirety.

Delinquent taxes are charged one percent interest and a half-percent penalty each month, assessed on the first day of each month on the current balance.

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