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Plenty of property owners slow to pay taxes

March 9, 2011

Delinquent tax notices were mailed in early February for both overdue real estate and personal property taxes. Listed in the chart are the notices that went out in 2010 for overdue 2009 taxes and in 2011 for overdue 2010 taxes.

Since notices went out, local treasurers say more taxes have been collected. In Bayside, Lynn Galyardt reports the outstanding real estate taxes have been cut in half. In Brown Deer, Bridget Souffrant said the delinquent taxes are now down to $4.5 million.

Souffrant said the initial number appears high because the software does not distinguish between tax bills that were partially paid and those fully paid. Residents can pay 50 percent of the tax bill by Jan. 31 and the bill is not delinquent, but the software does not recognize that, she said.

Taxes can be paid at city or village halls during normal business hours.

Delinquent taxes at a Glance

2010 personal property2010 real estate2011 personal property2011 real estate
Bayside

$2,577;

7 accounts

$347,436;

54 properties

$2,127;

8 accounts

$419,524;

54 properties
Brown Deernot available

$9,911,605

***

$29,420;

28 accounts

$7,796,887;

203 properties
Fox Pointnot availablenot available

$22,220;

24 accounts

$689,383;

68 properties
Glendale

$264,737;

175 accounts

$1,408,435;

183 properties

$303,711;

157 accounts

$1,331,828;

164 properties
Mequon

$61,0881;

39 accounts

$2,236,475;

340 properties

$65,890;

124 accounts

$2,087,933;

324 properties
River Hills

$797;

1 account

480,582;

30 properties

$548;

2 accounts

$479,189;

25 properties
Shorewood

$23,807;

66 accounts

$1,377,473;

90 properties

$31,828;

62 accounts

$1,374,207;

100 properties
Thiensville

$1,679;

16 accounts

$129,624;

***

$2,029;

22 accounts

$146,548;

33 properties
Whitefish Baynot availablenot available

$8,186;

27 properties

$1,041,178;

98 properties

*** Total amount due in uncollected taxes for that year. The specific number of parcels and accounts were not available.

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