Milwaukee won't accept in-person, cash property tax payments

City of Milwaukee Treasurer Spencer Coggs and other city officials on Wednesday, Dec. 9 held a news conference to discuss changes to property tax payments due to COVID-19.

As a safety precaution, payments will not be accepted in-person this year. Instead, payments can be made via U.S. Postal Service, at one of several drop box locations or online at milwaukee.gov/treasurer.

Regardless of payment method, no cash will be accepted. The city requests that all payments be made by check or electronically.

Inquiries can be directed to the treasurer's office. The office has been closed to the public since March and will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

  • Phone: 414-286-2240
  • Email: ctreas@milwaukee.gov
  • Hours Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 o.m. Closed: Dec. 25, 25, 31 and Jan. 1, 18
  • Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 o.m.
  • Closed: Dec. 25, 25, 31 and Jan. 1, 18

More information about payment options is available online at city.milwaukee.gov/treasurer.

Dropbox locations

Seven drop boxes will be placed inside each of the Milwaukee Police Department's seven district stations. They will be available from Dec. 21 through Feb. 5, 2021.

An eighth drop box is available all-year-round on Market Street, immediately east of City Hall.

Payments via drop box are to include the coupon from the bottom of the tax bill, along with a check,  in the return envelope provided with the annual statement.

  • District 1: 749 W. State Street
  • District 2: 245 W. Lincoln Avenue
  • District 3: 2333 N. 49th Street
  • District 4: 6929 W. Silver Spring Drive
  • District 5: 2920 N. Vel R. Phillips Avenue
  • District 6: 3006 S. 27th Street
  • District 7: 3626 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
  • City Hall: North Market Street near East Kilbourn Avenue, across from City Hall

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