Pay Property Taxes

Property tax bills are calculated by the Real Property Lister entering the municipal clerk’s levy amounts from the schools, technical college, county, state, and local municipality, and dividing by the total assessed value. This establishes the tax or mill rate, which is then multiplied by the assessed value of the individual property to determine amount of tax. The property tax bills are printed, proofed by the local clerk, then mailed by the local treasurer in December. Payment of the first installment is due to the local treasurer by January 31. The second installment is due to the Rusk County Treasurer by July 31. Failure to meet either deadline causes the balance to become delinquent and accrues interest at the rate of 1% per month retroactive to February 1. For more information, please refer to the Guide for Property Owners.