The County Treasurer is responsible for the collection and distribution of current and delinquent real estate taxes in Portage County. Primary tax records are maintained and held for public use by the Treasurer’s office.
1516 Church Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Pay Taxes Online Here
Portage County Online Tax Inquiry
Pay your taxes with a credit card or e-check by calling 1-877-782-4828
Visa debit card $3.95 fee
Credit cards and non-Visa debit card fee 2.39%
E-check fee $1.50
You may also pay your Real Estate Taxes at the Portage County Treasurer's Office
Our office has recently been made a way of an assistance program that may be of interest to you. The Foundation for Rural Housing, through the State of Wisconsin, is offering funds for several different financial situations, including delinquent taxes. The website
answers questions and has a form that you will need to fill out. If you have any questions regarding eligibility or other matters, please call the State office at (608) 238-3448. www.wisconsinruralhousing.org
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday with the following exception
December 23 & 26 - closed
January 2 - closed
April 14 - closed at noon
May 29 - closed
July 4 - closed
November 23 & 24 - closed
December 25 & 26 - closed
What is the Lottery and Gaming Credit and how do I apply for this credit?
This is a credit available to home owners in Wisconsin. It is applied to the 1st installment of taxes due on the parcel number of your primary residence You may only receive one Lottery Credit each year. Currently an average Lottery Credit is around $100.00 Funds are available from revenues generated by the Wisconsin lottery, pari-mutuel on-track betting and bingo during the year. The amount of the credit is based on available funds and an estimated number of properties that will qualify for the credit. You must apply for this credit, by signing a form at the County Treasurer’s Office. This will certify that you receive the credit for five years.
Are there credits available to decrease a property tax bill?
Yes: Lottery and Gaming Credit (must apply for this credit at the County Treasurer’s Office) First Dollar Credit (automatically applied to tax bill by the County Treasurer) School Levy Tax Credit (automatically applied to tax bill by the County Treasurer)
Where do we pay our taxes?
The Portage County Treasurer collects for 22 of the 27 municipalities. There are 7 area banks that collect taxes for the Portage County Treasurer. They are:
Bancroft State Bank
Portage Community Bank
Central Wisconsin Credit Union
International Bank of Amherst
Invertor's Community Bank
For the 5 municipalities that collect their own taxes, you must either pay at their municipal offices or mail your payment to them. For a list of these municipalities see the FAQ "Who do we collect taxes for?"
Do we send out reminders or bills for the second installment?
We send out one tax bill each year, which has two installment stubs. It is up to the taxpayer to remember to pay in July. We advertise in the newspapers and on this website to remind the public of the due dates. We may send out reminders to taxpayers who forget to pay their first or second installment, as a courtesy. We may also send out reminder letters for delinquent tax bills throughout the year.
Do we accept credit cards? Why is there a fee to use a credit card?
We do accept all credit cards for payment of taxes. There is a 2.39% fee charged by our vendor, Point & Pay. We are not able to absorb this fee into our budget, so it must be paid by the taxpayer if they opt to use a credit card. The fee is then kept by Point & Pay, which enables us to use their services.
Do we have payment plans available?
Payments of any amount are accepted at any time.
How long can my taxes remain delinquent before the County forecloses on my parcel?
A lien is placed on your parcel September 1st of the year the taxes were due. You then have two years before the County will foreclose using the tax deed process.
When do my taxes become deliquent?
Due to the grace period, they become delinquent on the sixth business day after they were due. The entire bill becomes due if an installment date is missed. Interest begins accruing at 1% per month on the unpaid balance, beginning the month after the due date. For instance if a first installment is missed, February 6th after the grace period, one percent interest is added to the bill. In March it increases to two percent. Interest continues to accrue until the bill is paid in full.
When are taxes due?
Taxes are collected in two installments in Portage County, due January 31st and July 31st. Per Wisc Statute 74.69(1), a payment will be considered timely if it is mailed in a properly addressed envelope, postmarked before midnight of the last day prescribed for making the payment, with postage prepaid, and is received by the Treasurer's office not more than 5 business days after the prescribed date for making payment.
Who do we collect taxes for?
The County Treasurer collects ALL tax installments for the following municipalities.
Town of Alban
Town of Amherst
Town of Buena Vista
Town of Carson
Town of Dewey
Town of Grant
Town of Hull
Town of Linwood
Town of New Hope
Town of Pine Grove
Town of Plover
Town of Sharon
Town of Stockton
Village of Almond
Village of Amherst
Village of Amherst Junction
Village of Junction City
Village of Nelsonville
Village of Park Ridge
Village of Plover
Village of Whiting
The municipalities below collect the taxes due January 31. The County Treasurer collects for ALL municipalities after January 31 except for the City of Stevens Point.
Town of Almond
Town of Belmont
Town of Eau Pleine
Town of Lanark
Village of Rosholt
City of Stevens Point