The property tax bills are typically mailed around December 10th each year, following the adoption of the annual City Budget.
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For questions regarding your property tax bill, please call the Treasurer's Office at 262-796-6640. Copies of paid property tax bills are available online by clicking on the Tax Bill Information link and following the onscreen search instructions.
Utility bill payments can be made online with an electronic check or credit card. Otherwise, payments can be mailed, placed in the drop box located in the east parking lot adjacent to Brookfield Central High School, or in person in the Treasurer's Office at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bills are mailed quarterly and become due in the months of January, April, July and October.
The City does not perform final readings for utility bills for sales of property; buyers and sellers should have the utility charges prorated as part of the closing process. If you are currently on the Automatic Payment program please notify the Accounting office in writing to ensure that your utility account is removed from direct debit, and the bill is mailed to the correct address. If an installment remains due on a property tax bill, contact the Waukesha County Treasurer for payment options. If a parcel is sold, the address change for property tax bills is processed as part of recording the change in ownership of a parcel – no additional action is needed. Changes in mailing addresses for property tax bills not connected with a change in ownership, should be sent to the Assessor’s office at City Hall. Changes in mailing addresses for utility bills not connected with a change in ownership should be sent to the Accounting department at City Hall or Finance Email.
Payment types accepted by the City in the Treasurer's Office, include cash or check. Payments may be made in person at the Treasurer's Office in City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until January 31st. Payments can also be made at one of the four Tri-City Bank branches located in Brookfield during the Tax Collection period. You can find information regarding Tri City collection hours on the tax insert enclosed with the bill, or look on the News and Announcements page starting in early December. In addition, a Payment Drop Box is located in the east parking lot at Brookfield City Hall, adjacent to Brookfield Central High School. Mailed payments are encouraged and should be MAILED EARLY. A return envelope is enclosed with your tax bill for your convenience. Please note: the West Allis PO Box on the return envelope is correct, because it is the location of our bank's processing center. Any payments that are being mailed without the remittance portion should be mailed directly to 2000 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005. Please include the tax key number on the check. Credit card and electronic check payments are available for real estate tax bills only, through the City of Brookfield website. Click on the "Payments" link on the home page and follow the onscreen instructions. Credit card transactions are subject to a 2.39% fee, with a $1.50 minimum transaction fee. Electronic check transactions are $1.50 per eCheck, $10 for transactions $10,000 or greater. Taxpayers have the choice of paying in full or paying in 2 installments. Should you choose to pay in installments, the 1st installment is due to the City of Brookfield by January 31st. The 2nd installment is due to the Waukesha County Treasurer by July 31st. Please mail or deliver all real estate tax bill payments made after January 31st, including 2nd installment payments directly to: Waukesha County Treasurer, 515 Moreland Blvd, Room 148 Waukesha, WI 53188 Phone: (262) 548-7029 Fax: (262) 896-8037 or click on the following link to Pay Your Taxes Online.
The City’s sanitary sewer rates provide for an automatic credit for residential customers for the summer quarter (June-August) in that the sanitary sewer charges for that quarter are based on an average of the usage for the three previous quarters rather than actual water usage. Customers who have significant water use during other times of the year can apply to have a deduct meter installed, which will provide for sewer charges to be based on actual wastewater put into the sanitary sewer. Installation of the deduct meter is at the property owner’s expense. Applications for the separate meter can be made through the Accounting office at (262) 796-6661 or Finance Email.