Vilas County Wisconsin
Government Services

Online payment services will be available starting February 1st.

Meet Your County Treasurer


Jerri Radtke was elected Vilas County Treasurer in 1999.

The County Treasurer has the statutory duty of receiving and receipting all monies from all sources, to keep accurate financial records, to collect all postponed and delinquent real estate taxes as well as maintaining accurate records of these collections, and to reconcile with local municipalities. In Vilas County, tax delinquent properties are foreclosed by the In Rem Tax Foreclosure Proceeding, and the County Treasurer has the responsibility for this action. The County Treasurer reports monthly to the Finance Committee concerning investments, available funds and delinquent tax status.

Contact Us

Jerri Radtke, Treasurer

Sue Petruzates, DeputyTreasurer

Phone: 715-479-3609
Fax: 715-479-3788



What is the First Dollar Credit?

  • Part of the 2007 Wisconsin Act 20 (Budget Bill)First Applicable to the 2008 tax bill
  • Patterned after the Lottery & Gaming Credit
  • Based on maximum credit value, this is different that what is used by the Lottery & Gaming Credit
  • Maximum credit value cannot exceed total Estimated Fair Market Value of parcel
  • Uses the same Equalized Value School Tax Rate as the Lottery and Gaming Credit

The First Dollar Credit applies to a "parcel with improvements". Therefore .......

  • A mobile home on which the parking fee is paid does NOT qualify. For property tax purposes, the "parcel" has no improvements. Thus, these mobile homes do not qualify for this credit.
  • An improvement on leased land does NOT qualify. For the owner of the land, the "parcel" has no improvements. For the owner of the improvement, there is no parcel, and therefore no credit
  • Since the owner of a condominium has a vested interest in the land, a condominium would qualify for this credit provided the other requirements are met.
  • The tax bill will have a new look to them

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Pay Your Property Taxes Online

Pay Vilas County 2nd half tax or Delinquent Real Estate Taxes with Credit Card, Debit Card, or eCheck

After authorization of your payment, you will be given a confirmation number that you should keep for your records. Please note, it may take up to 3 business days for Vilas County to receive your payment. Payments are not valid until a Vilas County Treasurer receipt is issued. All processed Point and Pay Tax receipts will be mailed to the Taxpayer. A convenience fee will be applied to all transactions accordingly:

  • Credit Card - 2.39%
  • Echeck - $1.50

To pay by phone: 1-866-518-2304

Vilas County does not
receive the convenience fee.

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Office Information

  • January 31 - First or full payment of property taxes are due to the municipal treasurer.
  • July 31 - Second installment of property taxes are due to the County Treasurer.
  • We accept a postmark as proof of a timely payment.
  • Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the obligation to pay the tax bill and applicable late fees.
  • If ANY installment is not paid timely the entire unpaid balance is delinquent and subject to interest and penalty charges of 1.% per month from February 1.
  • (Ex. August interest is 7%) contact this office for the payoff amount.
  • To receive a paid receipt, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with payment.
  • Monthly tax payments of $50.00 or more per month for unpaid taxes are accepted and applied to oldest year due
  • Delinquent tax payments are accepted year-round.
  • If you need to change the mailing address for a real estate tax bill, contact our office.

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Wisconsin has a Lottery & Gaming credit available for real estate property owners. To qualify, you must own the property as of January 1st and use the property as your primary residence as of that date. If you believe you qualify and are not receiving the credit, to apply in December and January, contact your local municipal treasurer. After that time, contact the County Treasurer's office to apply.