Property Tax Payment Instructions


Property tax bills will be mailed in early December. The bill that you receive will have bar coded payment stubs to speed up processing. You should retain this copy of the tax bill for your records, and return only the bar coded payment stub(s) with your payment(s).

​Due Dates

Full payments are due January 31, 2017. Optional installment payments are due January 31, March 31, and May 31, 2017 respectively. Special assessments and special charges are not eligible for the installment plan and are due January 31, 2017 along with the first installment. We recommend that you mark your calendar so that you are not late for an installment payment because no reminder notices will be sent. 

All payments made on or before the due date, as well as any delinquent real estate tax payments made through July 31st, should be made payable to “Treasurer, City of Glendale.” Delinquent real estate tax payments after July 31st are to be sent to the Milwaukee County Treasurer.

Making Payments

Mail payments are encouraged because this is an efficient collection process. Please note that the postmark governs the date of payment – not the date on your check.

Payments will also be accepted at City Hall Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the following holiday closures: December 23, 26 & 30, 2016 and January 2, 2017. You may also use the permanent collection box located at the front entrance to City Hall. Payments placed in the collection box before midnight on December 31st will be dated December 31st. 

​Obtaining a Receipt

We do not automatically mail receipts, which reduces costs and the consumption of resources. You may enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for a mailed receipt, or you can obtain tax details (a form of receipt) and duplicate tax bills on our website. Payments will appear on this website the day after they are posted.

​Escrow Accounts

If you have an escrow account, it is your responsibility to contact your lending institution (if necessary) to make arrangements for the payment of taxes, or to provide them with a copy of the tax bill. If you are paying with an escrow check remember that ALL individuals listed as co-payees must endorse the check. If your check exceeds the total amount of tax due, a refund check will be mailed to you in approximately 10 business days.

Tax Levy

The tax levy is established by the State of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, City of Glendale, Glendale/River Hills or Maple Dale/Indian Hills School Districts, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District to cover their own expenses. Your City tax is the only amount controlled by the City of Glendale. Questions should be directed to each of the taxing jurisdictions regarding their own taxes:

Glendale/River Hills School...........(414) 351-7170
Maple Dale/Indian Hill School........(414) 351-7380
Milwaukee County..........................(414) 278-4222
Milw. Metro. Sewerage District......(414) 272-5100
Milw. Area Tech. College...............(414) 297-6282
Nicolet High School District...........(414) 351-1700
City of Glendale.............................(414) 228-1701