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 2019. This home would pay $1,978 for its 2020 City services.
|City Services Received||Cost Per Year|
(includes street maintenance, storm sewer maintenance, stormwater facilities, sanitary sewer capital charge from Milwaukee Metro Sewer District, pothole patching, street cleaning, snow removal, street painting, and engineering)
|Parks and Recreation||$104|
|General Government/ Administration|
(includes Mayor, City Council, City Attorney, Assessor, Clerk, Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology)
(includes Planning, Building Inspection, and Code Enforcement)
(solid waste and recycling collection and disposal)
|Brookfield Public Library||$108|
|Debt Service (majority used for Public Works projects)||$191|
(includes contingency, mosquito/deer control, and miscellaneous functions)
|Total City of Brookfield Government Tax Bill ($365,000 assessed home)||$1,978|
Figures are based on department budgets and net property tax levy, as included in the 2020 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 & Services||Cost|
|Cable TV (digital service)||$900|
|Dinner for two "out" once per month||$720|
|Large Starbucks coffee once per week||$182|
|Daily newspaper subscription||$540|
|Broadband (cable modem) internet service||$840|
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, community development, parks and recreation, the Brookfield Public Library, and general City administration.