(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 24, 2020)
Although Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill which provided an opportunity for the deferment of property taxes by counties and municipalities during the coronavirus pandemic, the Wood County Board of Supervisors must pass a resolution first, and then the City of Wisconsin Rapids must pass a resolution.
As of this date, the County has not adopted such a resolution, and therefore the City is unable, by state law, to defer payments or waive penalties and interest.
The City Council has indicated its willingness to pass a resolution if the County would do so, and the City Council has formally requested that the County consider such a resolution soon.
However, since Wood County and the City of Wisconsin Rapids have not adopted resolutions, tax installments will be due on the regularly scheduled date of Thursday, April 30. Penalties and interest for missed due payments will be assessed according to state law.
For more information, please contact the Finance Department at 715-421-8254.