Treasurer

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Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for insuring the fiscal integrity of the Village through the maintenance of all financial records, collections, investments, and distribution of funds. The Finance/Treasurer department is also responsible for the maintenance and disbursement of payroll records, issuance of accounts payable, the production and collection of real estate tax and property assessment rolls, and the issuance and collection of utility bills.

Contact: Treasurer Barbara Spinney, bspinney@butlerwi.gov, PH: 262-783-2525 x: 1223

Property Tax Payments

Property taxes can be paid at Village Hall Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm. Additionally, the Village has a lock box located on the west side off Village Hall for property owners who wish to pay their property tax bill after business hours.

Village Hall will be closed on Monday, December 25, and Monday, January 1. 

All refunds will be mailed within ten days of receipt of payment. No receipts will be sent for payments received in the mail unless a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.

 Please make checks payable to;

The Village of Butler

Tax Payments can be mailed to:

Village of Butler, 12621 W. Hampton Ave, Butler, WI 53007

Electronic Tax Payments

The Village of Butler and Waukesha County have partnered with Point and Pay to accept electronic payments for property taxes; click here. (Search for your property address, and online payment will be available)

Credit Cards  Electronic Checks*
2.39% per transaction, $1.50 min

$1.50 for payments up to $10,000

$10.00 for payments over $10,000

Making an online tax payment:

Payments can be made either by using an approved credit card or by electronic check.

User Fees Do Apply:
User fees will apply and differ per payment type. Please read below for more information.
*For e-checks, the user is responsible for entering correct routing number and account information.

Failure to supply accurate bank information will be considered to be a non-payment.

When are Payments Due?

If you are paying your taxes in full, payment must be received on or before January 31, 2018. Installment payments of taxes are due as follows:

  • 1st Installment due by January 31, 2018
  • Final Installment due by July 31, 2018*

*The July installment must be paid to Waukesha County. More info at: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/treasurer/

Online Payments

Property Tax (Search for your property address, and online payment will be available)
Court/Police Citations
Utility (Water/Sewer)
Playground Committee Registrations

Budget

The budget process begins each year after the completion of the prior year’s financial statement audit, typically March or April.   The Village Administrator provides general guidelines to department heads to serve as parameters for compiling their operating budget requests, which typically call for a 0% increase outside of any planned projects in the upcoming year.   In June the Village Administrator compiles worksheets to be used for each department’s budget requests. The prior three years actual, current year budget and year to date actual information is pre-loaded into the budget worksheets.   Estimated salary and benefit amounts are also provided to departments based on the currently known employees and positions.   In early August, the Village Administrator then receives and consolidates the budget requests. The Village Administrator meets with each department to review the budget requests.   The Village Administrator presents the recommended budget to the Village Board in October.

In October, the Village Board holds series of meetings to discuss the proposed budget. These meetings are open to the public. The process includes meeting with department heads and closely reviewing the requests submitted for each department.

Following the budget workshops the Village publishes a summary budget for public inspection and holds a public hearing. The budget is then finalized and presented for adoption by the Village Board. The budget is adopted at the total fund level for all funds, excluding the General fund which is adopted at the department level. A full calendar summarizing the budget process can be found on the next page, followed by the budget adoption instrument. Following the adoption of the budget, property tax bills are mailed in early December.

2018 Recommended Budget
2017 Adopted Budget
2016 Adopted Budget
2015 Adopted Budget
2014 Operating Budget & Capital Improvement Plan
2013 Operating Budget & Capital Improvement Plan
2012 Operating Budget & Capital Improvement Plan