Finance Department - Accounting & Treasurer

Remote Procedures for the Payment of Taxes, Sewer Bills, and Dog/Cat Licenses During COVID-19


To avoid the potential spread of COVID-19, residents are able to pay their tax bill and sewer bill remotely, as well as register their dog or cat. Please click on the appropriate headings below to learn more about processing your payment. We are also available by phone to assist you with your questions at (414) 329-5259. As a reminder, there is a drop box next to the south entrance of City Hall. Please DO NOT put any cash payments in the drop box. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT DUE DATES EXTENDED  

The April 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020 Property Tax installment due dates have been extended to October 1, 2020, without interest or penalty, for those property owners who were current with property tax installments as of April 1, 2020. Payments made after July 31, 2020 must be made to the Milwaukee County Treasurer and not to the City of Greenfield.

Why were the due dates extended? 

In response to COVID-19’s effect on the Community, in April, 2020 the Wisconsin Legislature enacted Act 185, which provided the first step in extending the property tax installment due date. Act 185 required the Milwaukee County Board to adopt enabling legislation for the due date extension. The Milwaukee County Board took that action on May 28, 2020. Act 185 required the City of Greenfield to take similar enabling action, subsequent to the Milwaukee County Board action. Mayor Neitzke signed Emergency Proclamation No. 7 on June 8, 2020, enabling this action. This is an action taken on the 2019 property taxes only.

The City will NOT send any reminder notices for the new October 1, 2020 installment due date. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to make timely payments when due. Failure to make a timely payment will incur interest/penalty charges dating back to February 1, 2020.

Please call our office at (414) 329-5259 if you have a property tax installment payment that is due and have further questions on this. Thank you and have a good day!


Sewer and Storm Water Utility Bills - Late Fees Suspended

Due to the current pandemic and the hardships Greenfield residents may be facing, the City’s Common Council has passed a resolution to temporarily suspend penalties on late payments of sewer and storm water utility bills, until the end of the City’s declarations of emergency.

The Finance Department is committed to the financial integrity of the City by providing accurate and timely financial information to the Common Council, the various Boards & Committees, the Mayor and other City Departments. By doing so, those parties are able to make appropriate decisions to effectively manage the City’s operations. The Finance Department consists of 3 areas: Accounting Division, Treasurer’s Division, and Assessor’s Office.

Specific responsibilities of the Finance Department include:

Accounts payable

Accounts receivable

Billing and collections

Cash and investment management

Debt management

Maintenance of all financial records

Budget development, monitoring, and administration

Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, including distribution of the annual audit

Payroll processing and related records management

Property tax collections

Governmental reporting requirements