To make a payment, you will need to know the payment amount, and provide other relevant information to identify your payment. Any required application forms should be submitted in advance, and then generally Town staff will provide you with the amount due and instructions for payment, including a link to the online payment form.

Convenience fees apply and will be disclosed as you advance

The Town can only accept property tax payments during the months of December and January.  During those months, a payment link will be shown above.  During the rest of the year, property tax payments must be made to the Dane County Treasurer.  For more information, see

As a convenience to our residents, the Town of Cottage Grove accepts payment for court fines, property tax first installments, most permits, licenses and other miscellaneous charges through allpaid®.

Payments may be made with a major credit, debit or prepaid debit card, including:


Cardholders pay a convenience fee at the time of their transaction. There are no charges to the Town of Cottage for participation in the allpaid® service.

allpaid®, based in Indianapolis, is a category leader in accepting credit and debit card payments on behalf of government agencies. More than one million cardholders annually rely on them when making payments to over 2,000 agencies in more than 40 states. allpaid® processes nearly $200 million annually in payments to government agencies.