Village of Kronenwetter
Finance Department

Finance Director/Treasurer: Emily Ley
Phone: 715-693-4200, ext.105
Email: eley@kronenwetter.org

The Finance Department is responsible for maintaining the accounting system, conducting the annual audit, receipting and investing monies, coordinating the annual budget process, calculating the tax rate, and managing the tax collection process.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the Finance Department for questions relating to outstanding special assessment balances, tax bills, pet licensing and all finance-related topics.

2016 Tax Collection Information

Property tax bills are generally available in mid-December. Tax bills, when they become available, are viewable online at the Marathon County’s website by clicking here.

2016 Payment Deadlines:  

Full payment of taxes: due to the Village of Kronenwetter on or before January 31, 2017.

Payment in two installments: the first installment is due on or before January 31, 2017 to the Village of Kronenwetter.  The second installment is due on or before July 31, 2017 to the Marathon County Treasurer.

The easiest (and fastest) way to pay is by mail or by drop box.

Please make checks payable and mail to:

Village of Kronenwetter
Attn: Treasurer
1582 Kronenwetter Drive
Kronenwetter, WI  54455

The locked drop box is located in the front entrance of the Municipal Center.  To receive a receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped return envelope or an email address.

Another easy way to pay: 

Payments can be made at:

  • Valley Communities Credit Union, 2290 County Road X, Kronenwetter, WI.  Lobby hours: M-TH 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, F 8:30 AM-6:00 PM.
  • River Valley Bank, 1130 E. Grand Avenue, Rothschild, WI. Lobby hours: M-F 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.

You DO NOT need to have an account to use these pay stations.

Other easy ways to pay:

Credit card payments accepted through GovPayNet (previously accepted through Official Payments).  Click on the icon below or go to govpaynow.com (Pay Location Code is a000r1).

OR call 1-866-370-9574
Card Processing Service Fees for Tax Payments

Payments can also be made at the Municipal Center (be prepared for long lines) on the following dates: December 15-29 & January 3-31 between the hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm.  The Municipal Center will not be open on weekends, December 23, 26, 30, 2016 and January 2, 2017.

Tax Collection after January 31

All tax payments after January 31 are to be paid at the Marathon County Treasurer's Office:

Marathon County Treasurer
500 Forest St.
Wausau, WI 54403

Phone:  (715) 261-1150

Office hours are 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Lottery and Gaming Credit

The Lottery Credit distributes revenues from Wisconsin Lottery sales during the year to provide property tax relief for qualifying taxpayers.

You qualify for the Lottery Credit if, as of January 1, 2016, you were the owner of the property and used that property as your primary residence OR you purchased your primary residence in 2016 and the previous owner qualified for the Lottery Credit.

If you qualify but do not have the Lottery Credit on your tax bill, please fill out the relevant form below and send it to the Village Treasurer at eley@kronenwetter.org or

Village of Kronenwetter
Attn: Treasurer
1582 Kronenwetter Drive
Kronenwetter, WI  54455

Lottery Credit Application Forms: January 1 – January 31, 2017
• If you were the owner of the property on January 1, 2016, and it was your primary residence, click here.

• If you were not the owner of the property on January 1, 2016, but the previous owner qualified for the credit (owned and occupied the property as a primary residence), click here.

Late Lottery Credit Claims: February 1 – October 1, 2017
After January 31, you can still apply through the Department of Revenue. The forms are available on the Department of Revenue website.

2017 Adopted Budget

At the November 9, 2016, meeting the Village Board approved a $4.1 million operating budget for 2017.

Despite declining state aids and levy limit restrictions, the 2017 adopted budget allows the Village to maintain services to our residents, including police and fire services, road maintenance, parks and community events which make the Village a great place to live.  The adopted budget also makes essential investments in infrastructure, including replacement of equipment and road reconstruction.

We were able to accomplish these goals while reducing total general fund expenditures by over $325,000 from last year (the amended 2016 budget expenditures) and providing a significant reduction in property taxes for residents.

The 2017 Budget Year begins January 1, 2017 and runs through December 31, 2017.

The Village’s 2017 Adopted Budget is available by clicking here.

2017 Budget at a Glance:

Property Tax Rate = $3.636 per $1,000 of assessed value (-24%)
Village Tax Cost to a $150,000 homeowner = $545.43 (-$174.24)
Garbage Fees = $115.77 annual fee (+2%)
Utility Rates = No changes
Building Permits and Fees = No changes

Pet Licenses

Dog licenses that were issued in 2016 expire on December 31, 2016 and must be renewed by March 31, 2017 to avoid a $5 late fee.  Please note that for payments made by mail or drop box the license, tag, and rabies vaccination certificate will be mailed to you only if a self-addressed, stamped envelope has been provided with payment.  Otherwise these can be picked up at the Municipal Center.

For fees and more information, please click here.

Additional Documents
Budget PresentationAdopted BudgetAnnual AuditFee Schedule
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