Budget/Taxes

Budget Process

Each Fall the Town Board holds budget workshops to plan the budget for the following year.  A 2020 Budget Workshop was held on October 29th.

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. at the Cottage Grove Town Hall, 4058 County Road N, Cottage Grove, WI, a PUBLIC HEARING for the proposed 2020 Budget for the Town of Cottage Grove will be held. The proposed 2020 budget, in both summary and detailed form, are lined below.

2020 Proposed Budget Summary

2020 Proposed Budget Detail

Immediately following the public hearing, A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS, called by the Town Board pursuant to s.60.12(1)(c), Wis. Stat., will be held for the purpose of adopting the 2019 town tax levy, to be paid in 2020 pursuant to s.60.10(1)(a), Wis. Stat.

The Town Board may take action to approve the 2020 budget at their meeting immediately following the Special Town Meeting (The December 2nd Town Board agenda will be posted at the Town Hall and at this link by noon on Friday, November 29th.)


Property Tax Process

Property tax bills are mailed in December, and collection of first installment payments by the Town Treasurer runs through January 31st of the following year.  Overpayment refunds are returned to the taxpayer after the Treasurer completes the first installment settlement with the Dane County Treasurer, usually in late February or early March.  Overpayments under $2.00 will be refunded only upon written request from the taxpayer.

Taxpayers must pay at least the full first installment amount to the Town Treasurer by January 31st to avoid interest and penalty fees on the entire tax amount.

If you have a second installment balance to pay, you will receive a bill from the Dane County Treasurer, payable by July 31st to the Dane County Treasurer.

Your tax bill and payment history are available online at: http://accessdane.co.dane.wi.us/html/parcelsearch.asp

The table below shows 2018 mill rates and credits for the various taxing jurisdictions.
Once again, the impact of any local or school district referendums is shown on your tax bill.
2018 mill rates and credits


Other Information

Annual Reports and Audited Financial Statements

Tax Payment Instructions

Tax Bill Explanation

Frequently Asked Tax Questions

Lottery Tax Credit Information