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Milwaukee County Wisconsin Property Tax

$3,707.00 4th of 72

Median Property Tax In Milwaukee County, Wisconsin


Median Home Value In
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

2.24% 2nd of 72

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Milwaukee County is $3,707.00 per year, based on a median home value of $165,700.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 2.24% of property value.

Milwaukee County collects very high property taxes, and is among the top 25% of counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the seventy-two counties in Wisconsin, Milwaukee County is ranked 4th by median property taxes, and 2nd by median tax as percentage of home value.

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Milwaukee County Tax Assessor.

Milwaukee County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

4th out of 72

By median yearly property tax

2nd out of 72

By percentage of median home value

2nd out of 72

By percentage of median income

You can see how Milwaukee County (highlighted in green) compares to the seventy-two other counties in Wisconsin with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Wisconsin, see our Wisconsin county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Wisconsin counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Milwaukee County is located in Wisconsin, which is ranked 9th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Milwaukee County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

89th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

39th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

42nd out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Wisconsin as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Wisconsin property tax page.

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Milwaukee County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Milwaukee County are the responsibility of the Milwaukee County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Milwaukee County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Milwaukee County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Milwaukee County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Milwaukee County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Milwaukee County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
wisconsin Property Tax Data
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References