What Does My City Tax Bill Pay For

Where Do My City Tax Dollars Go?

About 32% of your total property tax payment is used to pay for City-provided services. Costs shown are based on a $365,000 home, which was the approximate median assessed value of a Brookfield home for 2020. This home would pay $2,095 for its 2021 City services.

City Services ReceivedCost Per Year
Police Protection$507
Fire Protection$367
Public Works
(includes street maintenance, storm sewer maintenance, stormwater facilities, pothole patching, street cleaning, snow removal, street painting, and engineering)
Parks and Recreation$110
General Government/ Administration
(includes Mayor, City Council, City Attorney, Assessor, Clerk, Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology)
Community Development
(includes Planning, Building Inspection, and Code Enforcement)
(solid waste and recycling collection and disposal)
Brookfield Public Library$114
Debt Service (majority used for Public Works projects)$241
(includes contingency, mosquito/deer control, and miscellaneous functions)
Total City of Brookfield Government Tax Bill ($365,000 assessed home)$2,095

Figures are based on department budgets and net property tax levy, as included in the 2021 Adopted City of Brookfield Budget.

How Do The Cost of These City Services Stack Up?

The following are the cost of common goods and services purchased by many households:

Goods & ServicesCost
Cable TV (digital service)$900
Cell Phone$600
Dinner for two "out" once per month$900
Large Starbucks coffee once per week$182
Broadband (cable modem) internet service

On average, a Brookfield homeowner would spend more annually on cable television and broadband internet service than on the combined cost of police and fire protection, public works services, sanitation, parks and recreation, the Brookfield Public Library, and general City administration.