Important Information for City of Racine Taxpayers
CLICK HERE for the City of Racine Tax Bill Lookup System
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Payment Information from prior years
If you require up to date information on parcels from prior years, please go to the County Website at: http://www.racineco.com/ for more information.
Method of Payments
Cash, Check or Money Order – In office
Check or Money Order – Mail
Credit Card – Telephone or Online
Please note: We do not accept starter checks
Mail your payment
Mail your current tax payment with the coupon to our bank at:
City of Racine Tax Payments
PO Box 88661
Milwaukee, WI 53288-0661
Send the coupon with your check or money order and/or write your parcel number on the check or money order so that payment is applied correctly.
Endorse your two party mortgage escrow check.
Receipt date will be based on date received in our office or lock box.
Receipts will only be returned to the owner for the parcels with a delinquent balance.
If you need a receipt, stop in our office during normal business hours or print one by CLICKING HERE. (Instructions on how to print your receipt)
DO NOT combine any other payments with your tax payments.A separate check must be remitted for current property taxes. Including any other payment with your current tax payment will significantly delay receipt of your taxes.
Pay by Credit Card
To pay your taxes by credit card, call the toll-free number, 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829) or visit www.officialpayments.com.
Official Payments Corporation, the credit card service provider, charges a convenience fee based on the amount of the transaction.
To use this service you will be required to enter the jurisdiction code 5870, your eight-digit real estate parcel number or nine-digit personal property parcel number (found on the front of the tax bill) as well as your credit card information.
Residential taxpayers must select real estate tax.
Personal property tax is a tax on tangible property of business owners.
We DO NOT accept Credit Card payments in office or by mail.
Cash refunds of $10 or less will be made in the treasurer’s office.
If your payment is mailed, refunds under $5 must be picked up at the treasurer’s office.
Refunds $5 and over will be mailed.
All overpayment refund checks will be mailed in about 4-6 weeks.
Pay in office
The City of Racine Treasurer’s Office is located at:
730 Washington Ave. Room 103
Racine, Wisconsin 53403
Long lines are expected during tax collection season
Property tax payments will be receipted
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Please note: Due to staff reduction, any transactions occurring after 4:30pm may require our office to issue a hand written receipt. A computer issued receipt will be mailed to you the next business day.
We will be closed on the following holidays:
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
We are also closed on the following dates for mandatory furlough days:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Receipt date is determined by the date paid in person, the postmark date or the date of the credit card transaction.
Mailed payments must be postmarked by December 31 to be receipted within that year.
2013 payments will be accepted in the office through January 2, 2014.
Mailed payments must be postmarked by December 31, 2013 to be receipted with a 2013 date.
Payments made in person after January 2, 2014, postmarked after December 31, 2013 or made through Official Payments after December 31, 2013 will be receipted with a 2014 date.
Due dates/Late fees
Either payment in full or the first installment is due by:
January 31, 2014.
If your tax bill qualifies and you chose to pay in installments, due dates for subsequent installments are:
March 31, 2014
May 31, 2014
July 31, 2014
If any installment is received late, you no longer qualify for the installment plan and the entire remaining balance will be considered delinquent.
PER WISCONSIN STATUTE AND CITY OF RACINE ORDINANCE ALL DELINQUENT TAXES ARE SUBJECT TO INTEREST AND PENALTY OF 1.5% PER MONTH OR FRACTION OF A MONTH FROM FEBRUARY 1 UNTIL PAID IN FULL.
CLICK HERE to inquire on tax balance.
Instructions on how to print your tax receipt online
CLICK HERE for instructions on how to print your receipt online
For more frequently asked questions about:
Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Fee, CLICK HERE.
Storm Water Fee
For more information about the Storm water Management Utility, or if you have specific concerns about storm water management issues, please call the Storm water engineer at: 262.636.9166
Fire Inspection Fee
For more information about the fire Inspection Fee, please CLICK HERE or contact the Fire Inspection Bureau at: 262.635.7922