Mailing Tax Payments
Please make your check payable to “City of Osseo” and send to: P O Box 308, Osseo, WI 54758. Please be sure to include the bottom portion of your tax bill with your check. If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and we will mail a receipt to you. Payments postmarked by December 31, 2016 will be applied in 2016.
In Person Payments
Tax payments can be made in person during normal business hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Please bring your tax statement with you.
We now accept tax payments through GovPayNet with your Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or debit card. A service fee does apply.
If your escrow check is larger than the amount due on your tax statement, you will be issued a refund check. Refund checks are issued and mailed on Fridays. It is NOT the City’s policy to give refunds upon payment of your real estate taxes.
The 2nd installment is due by July 31st each year and payable to the Trempealeau County Treasurer. If mailing your payment, send to: Trempealeau County Treasurer, Attn: Laurie Halama, P O Box 67, Whitehall, WI 54773. Payments may also be made in person at the Treasurer’s office – Trempealeau County Courthouse, 36245 Main Street, Whitehall, Wisconsin.
A note about installment payments…
Missing one installment can be very costly to the taxpayer, because by law the County must charge interest of 1% per month. If you miss paying the 1st installment on time, you lose the 2nd installment option. All taxes become due immediately and will continue to accrue interest until paid in full. If you miss paying the 2nd installment by July 31st, you will be charged interest back to February 1st. The law does not allow the County to forgive any interest penalties no matter what the reason is for not making a timely payment. If you are unable to pay the amount of taxes due at that time, it is always best to pay whatever you can and then contact your County Treasurer to set up a payment plan.
The County Treasurer can be reached at 715-538-2311, Ext 219.
Mortgage Escrow Check Issues
- The City does not forward a copy of your tax bill to your mortgage company. If your mortgage company requires a copy, it is the property owner’s responsibility to get them one.
- As stated above, if your escrow check is more than your taxes, a refund will be issued, but not immediately.
- If you haven’t received an escrow check from your mortgage company and the due date is approaching, please call your mortgage company first. If they indicate payment was made directly to the City, then call City Hall for verification.
- If you haven’t received a receipt showing your taxes have been paid and the due date is approaching, please call your mortgage company first. If they indicate payment was made directly to the City, then call City Hall for verification.
- The City will not endorse your escrow check over to you in exchange for a personal check.
- Should your escrow check cover the entire tax bill and you wish to pay only the first half, it is not the policy of the City to refund the second half to you. Have your bank/mortgage company make out two (2) separate checks, one for the City, the other for you.
Other Tax Related Forms
Annual Board of Review: Per Wisconsin State Statute 70.47, the Board of Review shall meet annually at any time during the 30 – day period beginning on the 2nd Monday of May.