The Village of Rochester only accepts Property Tax Payments from the date the property tax bills are issued through January 31st of each year.
NOTE: All second installment and delinquent payments are processed through the Racine County Treasurer's Office.
***FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF, IN PERSON PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT VILLAGE HALL FOR THE 2020/2021 PROPERTY TAX SEASON DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC***
2020 Payment Options:
BY MAIL: Please detach the appropriate payment stub from your tax bill and mail it with your check to the address on the stub. All payments will be credited on the date received. Payments postmarked on or before December 31 will be recorded as being paid in 2020, any payments postmarked January 1 or after will be recorded as being paid in 2021. Should questions of delinquency arise; the date of the postmark by the U.S. Postal Service will be deemed final, not the date on the check. For your security and ours, please do not send cash. PLEASE REMEMBER TO ENDORSE ANY ESCROW CHECKS. Escrow checks that aren’t endorsed or signed will be returned.
DROP BOX PAYMENTS: Drop your payment and payment stub in the payment box located right outside the front door at Village Hall. The payment box is checked multiple times daily. If you would like a receipt mailed to you, please include a large self-addressed postage paid envelope. Otherwise, you can access and print your own receipt online after the payment is posted by following the instructions below.
TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT, PRINT A COPY OF YOUR TAX BILL, OR PRINT A COPY OF YOUR PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT RECEIPT:
Racine County's "My Tax Bill" application allows you to look up your tax bills and payment information by address:
If you are unable to find your property using the "My Tax Bill" system, you can use the following alternative method to look up tax bills and payment information:
To Search for your tax bill or payment information on the Racine County Land Records page, choose "Village of Rochester" from the drop-down list under "Municipality" on the initial search screen, then enter your last name OR the parcel ID number found on your tax bill in the appropriate field. Then click "Find Now". A list of matching property records will appear. To access the information specific to your property, click on the red parcel number to the left of the owner name and site address that matches the property you are searching for.
A "Property Summary" page appears showing additional information on the property. About half-way down the page, you will see another drop-down menu titled "Select Detail". From the drop-down menu, choose "Taxes".
Additional information will appear allowing you to print your tax bills for the current year through 2014; and also view your tax payment history.
To print this year's payment receipt, click on the current year under the heading "Tax History" and the sub-heading "Tax Year*". Choose the option for "Printer Friendly" and a printable receipt appears.