Some property owners may have received two identical tax bills. You only have to pay one bill, please dispose of the duplicate.
**NOTICE TOWN OF BUCHANAN PROPERTY OWNERS**
2017 Town of Buchanan tax bills will be mailed today. Please disregard the initial tax bill you received; 2016 tax bills were inadvertently sent out.
We have put policies and procedures in place to ensure that this does not happen again.
Please accept our apologies and we thank you for your understanding.
This page contains important information you'll need to make your property tax payments, including a link at the bottom of the page if you would like to make your payment online. Your tax bill contains all the information you need to process payments online, including your parcel ID. The first 3 digits are only used for administrative purposes, your parcel ID # is the last 9 digits. These are what you'll need to enter when you begin the process. Please be aware that there are additional fees involved for this service.
In addition to the online payment option, you can mail your payment or pay in person. Accepted forms of payment are personal check, money order, cashiers check, or cash.
Your tax bill will provide you with information regarding where and when to pay your property tax. Please refer to it and read it carefully before sending in your payment. Outagamie County is not responsible for payments mailed incorrectly.
If you have an escrow account set up with your mortgage holder your property tax bill will still be mailed to YOUR mailing address. It is your responsibility to coordinate with them how and when your tax payment(s) will be made.
The tax collection conducted by the County Treasurer's Office is bound by Chapter 74 of the Wisconsin State Statutes and is required to follow the laws described therein.
Current property tax payments are due on or before January 31st to the municipality the property is located in.
An installment option is available to all property owners with a tax bill greater than $100
City of Appleton residents have an option to make 4 payments with due dates of January 31st , March 31st, May 31st, and July 31st, payable at the City of Appleton. If these dates fall on a weekend the due date becomes the next business day.
All other Outagamie County property owners have a two payment option, being due on January 31st, paid to your municipality and July 31st, paid to the County Treasurer.
Delinquency and Interest
If your initial payment is received after January 31st your taxes are considered delinquent and the full amount becomes due and payable, regardless of whether you are paying in full or in installments.
Per WI Stat § 74.47 (1) interest of 1% will be charged on any unpaid balance beginning on February 1st, accruing monthly until paid in full
If an installment payment is considered delinquent, the full amount becomes due and payable with 1% interest on the unpaid principal charged back to Feb 1st.