Property Tax Billing and Collection

Property tax bills are prepared and mailed generally around December 10th of each year, following the completion of the annual City budget process (What Does My City Tax Bill Pay For?).

Questions regarding the assessment of your property, including assessed or fair market value, recent sales prices, last time the property was assessed, are best answered by the Assessor’s office.

Recent tax and assessment data for City properties can be found by clicking the Tax Bill Information link, and following the onscreen instructions.

Real Estate Tax Billing and Collection

  • May be paid in full by January 31st.
  • If using the Installment Method: 
  • AFTER January 31st payments will notbe accepted at the City of Brookfield Treasurer’s office.
  • More information is available in the Real Estate Tax Insert and on the back of the tax bill.
  • Note: Failure to pay at least the 1st installment of a real estate tax bill by January 31st, makes the total tax bill due and payable, and subject to interest and penalties.

Personal Property (Business) Tax Billing and Collection

Acceptable Forms of Payment

Online (This option is for Real Estate Tax Bills Only. Not available for Personal Property ComputerTax Bills.)

  • Payment types accepted: Credit cards and electronic checks via the Pay Your Tax Bill Online link.
  • Note: Credit card transactions are 2.39% fee, with a $1.50 minimum transaction fee.  Electronic check transactions are $1.50 per E-Check, $10 for transactions $10,000 or greater.

City Hall 24 Hour Drop Box Drop Box Photo-New

  • Note: After January 31st Drop Box is for Personal Property (Business) Taxes Only
  • Payment type accepted: Check
  • Location: Brookfield City Hall east parking lot adjacent to Brookfield Central High School
  • Emptied Monday-Friday at 7:45 a.m. and will be processed as of the prior business day.

COB-City HallIn Person

  • Note: After January 31st In Person is for Personal Property (Business) Taxes Only 
  • Payment type accepted: Cash or check
  • City Hall is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Alternative Payment Locations

  • TriCity National Bank branches located with in the City of Brookfield collect payments for both Real Estate and Personal Property taxes until January 31st, 2021.
  • Please have payment stub when paying.
  • Branch locations and hours are located in the Real Estate Tax Insert or Personal Property Tax Insert.

Other Tax Billing and Collection Bodies

Lottery and Gaming Credit for Homeowners

Wisconsin law provides a lottery and gaming credit to owners of a home in Wisconsin who use the home as their primary residence on January 1st of the year in which property taxes are levied.  Primary residence is defined as the home where an individual lives more than six months of the year.  

The lottery and gaming credit varies from year to year depending on monies available from the state lottery.  

The 2019 lottery credit was $191.51 for most Brookfield taxpayers.  

If the most recent tax bill for your property did not show a lottery credit and you feel it should have, please contact the Waukesha County Treasurer.  

A list of frequently asked questions regarding the lottery and gaming credit is available from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

First Dollar Credit

Wisconsin law provides a first dollar credit to all improved parcels within the state.  The first dollar credit for most improved Brookfield parcels for 2019 was $69.02.

Helpful Information

Please include the tax key number (7-10 digit number preceded by the letters BRC in the upper right hand corner of the bill) on the memo line of your check.

Copies of paid Real Estate property tax bills are available online by clicking the Tax Bill Information link and following the onscreen instructions.

Questions regarding your property tax bill should be directed to the Treasurer’s office at 262-787-3513 or via Email.