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Summary: Annually, on September 1, the county treasurer shall issue to the county a tax certificate which includes all parcels of real property included in the tax roll for which real property taxes, special charges, special taxes or special assessments remain unpaid at the close of business on August 31. (Sec. 74.57) The County shall have the power to sell and convey its tax-deeded lands in such manner and upon such terms as the county board may by ordinance or resolution determine, including without restriction because of enumeration, sale by land contract, or by quitclaim or warranty deed with mortgage from vendee to secure any unpaid balance of the purchase price. (Sec. 75.35, Sec. 75.69).
Law: Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 74, “Property Tax Collection,” and Chapter 75, “Tax Sales.”

Contact: County Treasurer. (Sec. 74.07). The taxation district treasurer and the county treasurer shall collect the general property taxes, special assessments, special taxes and special charges shown in the tax roll.(Sec.74.07).

Interest Rate: Not applicable.

Auction Type: Tax Deed. (Sec. 75.35, Sec. 75.69).

Bidding Procedure: Premium bid / highest bid. (Sec. 75.69). Any county may accept the bid most advantageous to it but every bid less than the appraised value of the property shall be rejected. Any county is authorized to sell for an amount equal to or above the appraised value, without readvertising, any land previously advertised for sale. (Sec. 75.69).

Costs: Costs and fees payable by the purchaser at a tax sale are not specified by the Wisconsin state statutes.

Redemption Period: Not applicable.

Deed Assigned at Foreclosure to: The Purchaser at the tax sale (Sec. 75.35, Sec. 75.69).

Wisconsin Contacts
number of Counties: 72

Brown County
P.O. Box 23600
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
Phone: (920) 448-4016www.co.brown.wi.us

Calumet County
206 Court Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Chilton, WI 53014-1127
Phone: (920) 849-2361

Dane County
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Madison, WI 53709
Phone: (608) 266-4114

Eau Claire County
721 Oxford Avenue
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Eau Claire, WI 54703-5441
Phone: (715) 839-4801

Fond du Lac County
160 S Macy Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Fond Du Lac, WI 54935-4241
Phone: (920) 929-3155

Jefferson County
320 South Main Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Jefferson, WI 53549-1718
Phone: (920) 674-7101

Kenosha County
1010 56th St.
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Kenosha, WI 53140-3738
Phone: (262) 653-2552

La Crosse County
400 North 4th Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9581

Marathon County
500 Forest Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Wausau, WI 54403-5554
Phone: (715) 261-1500

Milwaukee County
901 North 9th Street, Room 201
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
Phone: (414) 278-4222