There are 72 Counties in Wisconsin. It became the 30th state on May 29, 1848. The state motto is "Forward".
Currently, none of the counties offer Wisconsin tax lien certificates, instead they offer Wisconsin tax deeds.
Summary: Annually, on September 1, the county treasurer shall issue to the county a tax certificate which includes all parcels of real property included in the tax roll for which real property taxes, special charges, special taxes or special assessments remain unpaid at the close of business on August 31. (Sec. 74.57) The County shall have the power to sell and convey its tax-deeded lands in such manner and upon such terms as the county board may by ordinance or resolution determine, including without restriction because of enumeration, sale by land contract, or by quitclaim or warranty deed with mortgage from vendee to secure any unpaid balance of the purchase price. (Sec. 75.35, Sec. 75.69).
Law: Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 74, "Property Tax Collection," and Chapter 75, "Tax Sales."
Tax Sale List: Use Wisconsin Tax Sale Lists to search for Wisconsin tax sale properties to buy or bid on. Generally most Wisconsin tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.
Contact: Local Treasurer. The taxation district treasurer and the county treasurer shall collect the general property taxes, special assessments, special taxes and special charges shown in the tax roll.(Sec. 74.07).
Interest Rate: N/A
Auction Type: Tax Deeds. (Sec. 75.35, Sec. 75.69).
Bidding Procedure: Any county may accept the bid most advantageous to it but every bid less than the appraised value of the property shall be rejected. Any county is authorized to sell for an amount equal to or above the appraised value, without readvertising, any land previously advertised for sale. (Sec. 75.69).
Costs: Costs and fees payable by the purchaser at a tax sale are not specified by the Wisconsin state statutes.
Redemption Period: There is no right of redemption following the tax sale of delinquent land.
Deed assigned at Foreclosure to: The Purchaser at the tax sale (Sec. 75.35, Sec. 75.69).
|County:||Auction Type:||Bidding Type:||Population:|
|Adams||Tax Deed||Bid up||18,643|
|Ashland||Tax Deed||Bid up||16,866|
|Barron||Tax Deed||Bid up||44,963|
|Bayfield||Tax Deed||Bid up||15,013|
|Brown||Tax Deed||Bid up||226,778|
|Buffalo||Tax Deed||Bid up||13,804|
|Burnett||Tax Deed||Bid up||15,674|
|Calumet||Tax Deed||Bid up||40,631|
|Chippewa||Tax Deed||Bid up||55,195|
|Clark||Tax Deed||Bid up||33,557|
|Columbia||Tax Deed||Bid up||52,468|
|Crawford||Tax Deed||Bid up||17,243|
|Dane||Tax Deed||Bid up||426,526|
|Dodge||Tax Deed||Bid up||85,897|
|Door||Tax Deed||Bid up||27,961|
|Douglas||Tax Deed||Bid up||43,287|
|Dunn||Tax Deed||Bid up||39,858|
|Eau Claire||Tax Deed||Bid up||93,142|
|Florence||Tax Deed||Bid up||5,088|
|Fond du Lac||Tax Deed||Bid up||97,296|
|Forest||Tax Deed||Bid up||10,024|
|Grant||Tax Deed||Bid up||49,597|
|Green||Tax Deed||Bid up||33,647|
|Green Lake||Tax Deed||Bid up||19,105|
|Iowa||Tax Deed||Bid up||22,780|
|Iron||Tax Deed||Bid up||6,861|
|Jackson||Tax Deed||Bid up||19,100|
|Jefferson||Tax Deed||Bid up||74,021|
|Juneau||Tax Deed||Bid up||24,316|
|Kenosha||Tax Deed||Bid up||149,577|
|Kewaunee||Tax Deed||Bid up||20,187|
|La Crosse||Tax Deed||Bid up||107,120|
|Lafayette||Tax Deed||Bid up||16,137|
|Langlade||Tax Deed||Bid up||20,740|
|Lincoln||Tax Deed||Bid up||29,641|
|Manitowoc||Tax Deed||Bid up||82,887|
|Marathon||Tax Deed||Bid up||125,834|
|Marinette||Tax Deed||Bid up||43,384|
|Marquette||Tax Deed||Bid up||15,832|
|Menominee||Tax Deed||Bid up||4,562|
|Milwaukee||Tax Deed||Bid up||940,164|
|Monroe||Tax Deed||Bid up||40,899|
|Oconto||Tax Deed||Bid up||35,634|
|Oneida||Tax Deed||Bid up||36,776|
|Outagamie||Tax Deed||Bid up||160,971|
|Ozaukee||Tax Deed||Bid up||82,317|
|Pepin||Tax Deed||Bid up||7,213|
|Pierce||Tax Deed||Bid up||36,804|
|Polk||Tax Deed||Bid up||41,319|
|Portage||Tax Deed||Bid up||67,182|
|Price||Tax Deed||Bid up||15,822|
|Racine||Tax Deed||Bid up||188,831|
|Richland||Tax Deed||Bid up||17,924|
|Rock||Tax Deed||Bid up||152,307|
|Rusk||Tax Deed||Bid up||15,347|
|Sauk||Tax Deed||Bid up||55,225|
|Sawyer||Tax Deed||Bid up||16,196|
|Shawano||Tax Deed||Bid up||40,664|
|Sheboygan||Tax Deed||Bid up||112,646|
|St. Croix||Tax Deed||Bid up||63,155|
|Taylor||Tax Deed||Bid up||19,680|
|Trempealeau||Tax Deed||Bid up||27,010|
|Vernon||Tax Deed||Bid up||28,056|
|Vilas||Tax Deed||Bid up||21,033|
|Walworth||Tax Deed||Bid up||93,759|
|Washburn||Tax Deed||Bid up||16,036|
|Washington||Tax Deed||Bid up||117,493|
|Waukesha||Tax Deed||Bid up||360,767|
|Waupaca||Tax Deed||Bid up||51,731|
|Waushara||Tax Deed||Bid up||23,154|
|Winnebago||Tax Deed||Bid up||156,763|
|Wood||Tax Deed||Bid up||75,555|
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