Checks should be paid to the order of Village of Webster
Checks (including money orders, cashier and traveler’s checks) or cash are acceptable payment methods. Debit cards are not accepted. Credit cards are not accepted directly by the Village Clerk-Treasurer, however, you may pay taxes on-line at:
GovPayNet (You can access links to pay on our links page on this website); 800-604-7888 (24 hours a day.)
Property Tax Questions
Administration of property tax bills and collection is according to Wisconsin State
Statutes, Chapter 74.
The Village Clerk-Treasurer collects current real estate taxes from mid-December to
January 31. After January 31, our real estate tax records are turned over to the Burnett County
Treasurer, 7410 County Road K #101, Siren, WI 54872 (715-349-2187).
The County Treasurer collects all delinquent real estate taxes from previous years.
The County Treasurer also collects the second half of current taxes receivable.
The Village Clerk-Treasurer collects Village personal property taxes (business-related),
Current and delinquent, year-round.
Every year, the bills are mailed to property owners around December 15. Remember…
It is your responsibility to obtain and pay the tax bills on your property. The mailing of tax
bills is for your convenience, and according to Wisconsin Statutes, Section 74.09(6),
failure to receive a bill does not exempt any property owner from paying penalties in the
event of late payment.
Total Assessed Value of Your Property (as of January 1 of the tax year) x Tax Rate=Your
Real Estate Tax. Though the assessed value of your property affects your share of taxes,
The actual amount you pay is determined by the budget needs of the schools, village,
county, technical college, and state. All of these taxing units decide what services they
will provide in the coming year and how much money they will need to provide those
services. This amount is divided by the assessed value of all City property minus the
school tax credit to arrive at the net tax rate. The tax rate is the rate that is necessary to
raise sufficient money from the property tax to meet the levy. The levy is determined
by totaling all expected sources of revenue such as state aids and shared revenues,
license fees, etc. This amount is then subtracted from the estimated expenditure figure
and the remainder must be raised from the property tax.
Although your tax payments are made to the Treasurer, a large share of your tax dollars are turned over to other governmental units such as the schools, county, technical college and the state.
Taxes also pay for village services such as Public Safety, Public Works, Health and Sanitation, Administration, Grant and Aid Projects, and Culture and Recreation.
Contact the County Register of Deeds, 7410 County Road K, #103, Siren, WI 54872
Contact the Village Clerk-Treasurer, 7505 Main Street West, (715) 866-4211.
Contact the County Treasurer, 7410 County Road K. #101, Siren, WI (715) 349-2187.
Due Dates & Penalties
There are two payment options after receiving your bill:
Full Payment Option:
BY January 31 – Pay the amount of the first installment due.
BY July 31 – Pay the amount of the second installment due.
If you choose to pay in installments, please remember:
The bill is divided into 2 installments. The due dates are January 31st and July 31st.
The amount of the installment due on your bill must be paid by the appropriate due date.
If any portion of the installment is paid late, the ENTIRE balance of the real estate bill becomes delinquent and will accrue penalty until it is paid in full.
Yes, anything over the amount of the installment due would be applied towards the next installment.
To be considered a timely payment, your tax payment must be received by the Village Treasurer on or before January 31st, or your mailing envelope must be postmarked no later than January 31st. Do not depend on your mailed payment being postmarked on the day you deposit it in the mailbox.
If the full payment is not received by January 31st, or any installment is not paid by the appropriate due date, the total remaining unpaid balance is DELINQUENT. The unpaid balance will accrue penalty until it is paid in full. Wisconsin Statutes 74.12(7)(8) www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html
Delinquent real estate taxes are subject to interest of one percent (1%) and penalty of one-half percent (1/2%) per month or a fraction of a month, computed back to February 1. If any installment is delinquent, the total remaining unpaid balance becomes delinquent. Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 74.47, 74.12(10), 74.12(7)(8). www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html
How to Make Payments
Make checks payable and mail to: Village of Webster Treasurer, PO Box 25, Webster, WI 54893.
There is a payment drop box located outside our building (west of entrance door.) Put Your payment in an envelope, marked “Village Treasurer” (please do not deposit cash) and place it in the drop box, any time of the day or night. Payments received in the box prior to the due date are date stamped on time.
If you are listed as the payee or co-payee on your escrow check, you must endorse the check. If more than one payee is listed, every payee listed must endorse the escrow check.
If the check is not enough to pay the first installment, you are responsible to pay the difference by January 31. However, if it covers more than the first installment, you may pay the balance of the second installment by July 31. If the check is more than the total amount due, you will receive a refund.
Responsibilities of Property Owners
The property owner is responsible for paying the bill. If you have a mortgage on your property, contact your lender for information on how payment from your escrow account is handled.
If you do not know if you are to pay your property taxes or if your mortgage company plans to, you should call your mortgage company.
You should read your closing documents to determine if any portion or proration of the taxes were credited to you by the previous owner. You are responsible for any taxes which were not paid or credited as of closing.
No. Early in the year, the assessed value for the property is established by the assessor.
Around that time, a property owner may file an objection to their assessed value. However, the period for appealing has passed by the time the taxes are determined.
Property Tax Programs
What is First Dollar Credit?
The Governor established the First Dollar Credit in Act 20, the 2007-2009 biennial budget. The final form of Act 20 that passed by the State Legislature designated $75,000,000 to be allocated towards the 2008 tax bill of any real property in Wisconsin with an improvement on it. It was the Governor's intent to offer a credit that would exempt the first few thousand dollars in value on properties with improvements in order to east the burden of those tax payers.
What parcels qualify for the First Dollar Credit?
Every taxable parcel in the State of Wisconsin qualifies for the First Dollar Credit provided that property contains a building (improvement). This includes business, commercial and private property. Unlike the Lottery and Gaming Credit, the property does not need to be the primary residence of the owner. The credit does not apply to personal property tax bills for businesses.
Does a property owner have to apply for this credit?
No, this credit should be automatically applied to all qualifying properties. If the property tax bill has an amount shown in the "Ass'd Value Improvements" box, that property should receive the credit.
Can an owner receive credit on more than one property?
Yes, each taxable property (with an improvement) qualified for this credit. Unlike the Lottery and Gaming Credit, it does not have to be the primary residence of the owner.
How is the First Dollar Credit calculated?
Much like the Lottery and Gaming Credit, the maximum credit value, based on the estimated fair market value, is multiplied by the equalized value school tax rate.
Please contact the Burnett County Treasurer at: (715) 327-2187.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue administers two programs to help people with their property taxes – the Homestead Tax Credit Program and the Property Tax Deferral Loan Program.
Elections/Voting & Candidate Guidelines
Most voters already have one of the types of photo ID required to vote.
On Election Day, voters must show one of the following photo ID's before they can cast a ballot:
- Wisconsin Driver License
- Wisconsin State ID Card
- Military ID Card
- US Passport Book or Card
These IDs are still valid if expired after the date of the most recent general election which was November 4, 2014.
The following forms of Photo ID are also acceptable:
- A Certificate of Naturalization, within two years of issuance
- Drivers license receipt issued by the WI DOT, within 45 days of issuance
- ID issued by a federally recognized WI Indian Tribe
- A photo ID issued by a WI accredited university or college, or technical college along with an enrollment verification document. Valid for two years from date of issuance.
An acceptable Photo ID is not required to include a current address.
If you do not have a valid WI Driver license of State ID you can receive a free State ID from your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) if you specifically request a free ID for voting purposes. If you do not have a birth certificate, the DMV can help with that, too. Please contact your local DMV for more information.
During in-person absentee voting, voters must present photo ID just like on Election Day. In-Person absentee voting begins the third Monday before the election, and must end at 5 pm or the close of business, whichever is later, the Friday before the election. In-person absentee voting hours in the Village of Webster are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
When voters request an absentee ballot by mail, they must include a photocopy of their photo ID with the request, or the ballot cannot be mailed. However, voters who are "indefinitely confined" because of age, illness, infirmity or disability and voters in care facilities do not need a photo ID. Instead, the absentee witness verifies the voter's identity. Active members of the US Armed Forces who are away from home are also exempt from the photo ID requirement. Please contact the local clerk's office at 920-746-2900 for more information.
Voters are strongly encouraged to visit the WI Government Accountability's Photo website, www.bringit.wisconsin.gov for more information about the law.
Tuesday, February 21 - Spring Primary
Tuesday, April 4 - Spring Election
Spring Primary - nonpartisan primary held the third Tuesday in February to nominate candidates to be voted for at the spring election.
Spring Election - election held the first Tuesday in April for Court of Appeals Judge, Circuit Court Judge, County Nonpartisan Offices, Municipal offices, School District Offices, and referenda (if necessary), and in Presidential years, to express preference for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party.
Partisan Primary - primary held the second Tuesday in August to nominate candidates to be voted for at the general election and referenda (if necessary).
General Election - election held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect the President and Vice President of the United States (in Presidential years), United States Senator, Representative in Congress, State Senator, Representative to the Assembly, District Attorney, County Partisan Offices, and referenda (if necessary).
At the polling place, you must provide acceptable proof of residence, a form of Identification must be listed and must include;
a) A current and complete name, including both the given and family name and;
b) A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of the municipality. (Some examples: driver’s license, utility bill, rent receipt.)
- Voter registration
- Voter history maintenance
- Candidate registration
- Pollworker and voting machine technician supervision
- Comprehensive voting system administration
- Absentee ballot administration
In even-numbered years:
Spring Primary (if required) - 3rd Tuesday in February
Spring Election - 1st Tuesday in April
September Primary (if required) - 2nd Tuesday in September
General Election - Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November
In odd-numbered years:
Spring Primary (If required) - 3rd Tuesday in February
Spring Election - 1st Tuesday in April
The Village of Webster office or on the day of any election at your polling place: 7421 Main Street, Webster.
As of June 2011, Wisconsin law restricts absentee voting in the clerk's office to a two-week period, beginning the third Monday before the election and ending the Friday before the election.
Voters may no longer register, or vote absentee, on the weekend or the Monday before the election. Voter registrations that are postmarked after the 20th day before the election cannot be accepted. Absentee applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. If the application is received by mail, proof of identification must be received with the application in order for elector to receive a ballot. As of January 1, 2012, a valid photo ID, or acceptable substitute, must be provided when voting by absentee ballot, unless you are part of a group exempted by statute.
Voters who are required to submit proof of ID with their absentee application, but do not, will not be sent an absentee ballot.
Voters who are required to submit proof of ID with their absentee ballot, but do not, will have their absentee ballot converted into a provisional ballot on Election Day. These voters will have until the 3rd day after the election, Friday, at 4:00 p.m., to submit the required proof of ID to their municipal clerk. If the proof of ID is received by the deadline, their ballot will be counted. If proof of ID is not received by the deadline, their ballot will not count. Voters can check the status of their provisional ballots by contacting the municipal clerk, or checking the Voter Public Access website at http://vpa.wi.gov.
The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on election day.
Any person seeking public office in the State of Wisconsin must register as a candidate.
You should register as a candidate in the Village Clerk’s office before circulating
Nomination papers to ensure proper disclosure.
For State campaign guidelines, visit: www.elections.state.wi.us.
The documents below are in pdf form.
Bring the rabies certificate which shows a valid rabies shot for the dog to our office. The fees vary depending upon the time of year and if the dog is neutered or spayed. Current dog licenses fees are $3.00 if the dog is spayed/neutered and $6.00 if not spayed or neutered. After April 1st, there is an additional $5.00 fee if the license is not purchased within 30 days of ownership within the Village, if the dog is older than 5 months old.
The answer to this would depend on the type of business. The Village Clerk’s office Issues specific licenses (i.e., bar, etc.). If the business did not require any Village-issued Licenses, the individual would be directed to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for a sellers permit.
Complete the proper application form and pay fee. After filing and payment in the Village Clerk’s office, the application must go to Village Council for approval. Applicants receive a letter from the Village Clerk advising the status of their application. No license is issued to any person with outstanding municipal court fines. Bartender licenses are not issued until the applicant has provided proof of completion of the Beverage Server Course. If the applicant has held an operator’s license within the last two years, in Wisconsin, they are exempt from the Beverage Server course requirement.