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Property Tax Payment Deadline Creeping Up Quickly

Residents have until 3 p.m. Friday to make payments and claim it on their tax returns.

A foggy outdoors didn't fog peoples' memories Thursday.

About 50 people made their way to the Thursday to pay their property tax bills, said Saukville Village Treasurer Vicki Lee, something that must be done by Dec. 31 to qualify for the tax deduction when filing in 2011.

The bills went out late this year because of a combination of state and county operations, said Port Washington Mayor Scott Huebner. Ozaukee County, which sends all the bills, had implemented a new software program that required the state to send property valuations.

The wrong numbers were sent the first time around, and the second numbers arrived late, causing the delay, he said.

The Saukville Municipal Center will be open until noon Dec. 31, and residents can make payments until that time. Port Washington City Hall is already closed through the holidays.

Residents of both areas can also make payments through local banks. Lee said about one-third of the village's payments are received that way.

Participating banks include: Port Washington State Bank, , Port Washington or ., Saukville; and Harris Bank, , Port Washington and , Saukville, until 3 p.m. Friday.

Lee said several phone calls came through today asking what time the Municipal Center would be open until on Friday, and she expects another relatively busy day of payments.

Adam January 08, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Just got my receipt from the city today, dated Jan 4th. Bank of America holds our mortgage and escrow and is supposed to pay this for us in time. Receipt from PW clerk says of the payment from B of A: "Fedex ship date 12/29". On a Friday, two days before the end of the year that's happening on a weekend. I'm so angry right now.

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