Property Taxes

There are two categories of property taxes: Real Estate and Personal Property.

Real Estate Taxes

Real estate taxes pertain to land and improvements (residential houses, commercial or industrial buildings and vacant land). Every parcel in the City receives a real estate tax statement.  

Personal Property Taxes

Personal property taxes pertain to non-real estate business property.

Tax Statements

Statements are mailed annually in mid-December following budget approvals of the five taxing jurisdictions. The jurisdictions include: City of Fort Atkinson, School District of Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Madison Area Technical College and State of Wisconsin. The mailing will include your statement, refuse & recycling calendar and an informational insert.

Payment Due Dates

The first installment is due January 31st to the City of Fort Atkinson, 101 N. Main Street, Fort Atkinson WI 53538.

The second installment is due July 31st to the Jefferson County Treasurer, 311 S. Center Avenue, Jefferson WI 53549.

Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a receipt. For payments due to the City, there is a night deposit drop box on the Water Street side of the Municipal Building.

Payment Options

Payments are welcome in check, money order form or cash. Credit card payments can be made on There is a fee charged by the merchant and is not retained by the City.