Budget Process

Each Fall the Town Board holds budget workshops to plan the budget for the following year.  This is followed by a public hearing that must be noticed at least 15 days in advance and include a summary of the proposed budget.  After the public hearing, the town tax levy must be approved by the electors at a special meeting that is also posted at least 15 days in advance.  Then the Town Board must formally adopt the budget.

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at the Cottage Grove Town Hall, 4058 County Road N, Cottage Grove, WI, a PUBLIC HEARING for the proposed 2023 Budget for the Town of Cottage Grove will be held.  The proposed budget is available for inspection at the town clerk’s office, 4058 County Road N, from 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, or online at the links below:

2023 Proposed Budget summary         2023 Proposed Budget Details

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.


  1. Determination that the meeting was properly noticed.
  2. Call to Order.
  3. Discuss/Consider adoption of the 2022 town tax levy, to be paid in 2023 pursuant to s.60.10(1)(a), Wis. Stat.
  4. Adjournment

 You may join the public hearing and meeting of the electors from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://www.gotomeet.me/Towncg/town-board-meeting,

You can also dial in using your phone.  United States: +1 (872) 240-3412 Access Code: 535-400-381

A quorum of the members of the Town Board may be at the Special Town Meeting and may take action on the 2023 Budget at their meeting immediately following the Special Town Meeting (The December 5th Town Board agenda will be posted at the Town Hall and on the Town's web site by December 2nd).

2022 Budget Details

2022 Budget Summary

Prior Year Budgets

Property Taxes

The Town's collection of 2021 (payable in 2022)  first installment taxes is now complete.  Tax payments after January 31st must be made to the Dane County Treasurer.  See https://treasurer.countyofdane.com/  for more information.

Tax bills and payment history are available at http://accessdane.countyofdane.com or from the Town Treasurer at treasurer@tn.cottagegrove.wi.gov or 608-839-5021 ext. 131.

A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS, called by the Town Board pursuant to s.60.12(1)(c), Wis. Stat., was held on December 6, 2021 to adopt the 2021 town tax levy of $1,738,962.  This levy resulted in a Town mill rate of $3.3021, down from $4.1396 in 2021.

2021 Mill rates are shown below.


Other Information

Annual Reports and Audited Financial Statements

Tax Payment Instructions 2021

Tax Bill Explanation

Frequently Asked Tax Questions

Lottery Tax Credit Information