Chilton, Wisconsin

Tax Collection


The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) would like to provide the following information due to the increased number of inquiries related to property tax pre-payments.

Under state law (sec. 74.13, Wis. Stats.), general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes may be paid in advance of the levy during the period from August 1 until the third Monday in December each year. This means:

 Pre-payment of 2017 taxes was allowed from August 1, 2017 to December 18, 2017

Pre-payment of 2018 taxes may be made from August 1, 2018 to December 17, 2018 

Property owners cannot pre-pay December 2018 taxes at this time. There is one exception–businesses ceasing operation may pre-pay personal property taxes on a commercial business any time before December 17, 2018 in the year it ceases.



The City of Chilton collects property tax payments at Chilton City Hall from Chilton residents. City hall is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In Full and 1st Installment: Payable to the City of Chilton by January 31 of each year.
Second Installment:  Payable to Calumet County Treasurer by July 31 of each year. The City of Chilton cannot accept 2nd installment payments.

There is a depository box at city hall just to the left of the main entrance.  This box can be used at anytime, but is especially convenient for before and after regular office hours.  Collections will be dated the date they are removed from the depository box. The deposit box is emptied Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. Except holidays.

Receipts will be dated the date on which the monies are physically received at the Treasurer’s office.  If you require a receipt, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your tax bill and payment.  A receipt will NOT be provided unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included.

Available online or in person.  Convenience fees apply. $1.00 for check and savings payments; 2.75% (+50¢ if under $100) for credit and debit card payments.

The City of Chilton accepts Discover, MasterCard, Visa and electronic checks for tax payments. There is a convenience fee for this service. Pay online at  Online access for tax payments is only available December 15 thru January 31.

No refund is given unless taxes are paid in full.  Refund checks will be issued on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


If you do not have a Lottery & Gaming credit on your tax bill you may still be eligible!

To qualify: You must own a home in Wisconsin.
And Your home must have been occupied as a PRIMARY residence on January 1.

  • A primary residence is the home in which a property owner lives for more than six months of the year.
  • If temporarily away, a primary residence is the home to which the owner returns.

If you feel you qualify for the credit, and there is not a lottery credit on your tax bill contact the City Treasurer prior to January 31 of each year.

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