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Letter to the Editor: Second installment of property tax bill due

July 19, 2019

To the Editor:

The second installment of the 2018 Oneida and Vilas County property tax bills is due by July 31, 2019. Due to limited parking and long waiting lines, mailing tax payments is recommended for both counties.  

If paying by check please make sure the numeric and written portion of the check are the same and check is signed. If numeric and written portion of checks do not match or if checks are unsigned they will be returned, which could result in penalty and/or interest charges. Postdated checks will not be held and will be processed the day they are received.  

Oneida County payments can be mailed to Oneida County Treasurer, P.O. Box 400, Rhinelander, WI 54501.  Payments in person can be made to the county treasurer’s office on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Oneida County treasurer’s office is on the first floor, door #2, Dahl St. side of the Oneida County Courthouse in Rhinelander. To help expedite processing, please have payments ready and checks written before stepping to the counter. For after hour payments, by check only, please use the drop box on the Dahl St. side of the courthouse. We suggest mailing tax payments early. Tax payments must be postmarked by July 31 and received in our office by Aug. 7 or they will be considered delinquent and will accrue an additional 10.5% penalty and interest charge for late payment. Penalty and interest will continue to accrue at a rate of 1.5% per month until the bill is paid in full. For more information, phone the Oneida County Treasurer’s office at 715-369-6137.

Oneida County payments may also be made inside the bank at Associated Bank in Minocqua, and mBank branches in St. Germain and Three Lakes.  Bank staff will only collect those payments presented with a tax payment stub and exact payment amount.  Do not use the drive through for these services.  

Oneida County payment by credit card or electronic check can be made through Point & Pay by calling 1-888-891-6064 option 1, at www.co.oneida.wi.us, click on Departments, Treasurer, Pay 2nd Installment or Delinquent Tax payments online, or at the home screen, click on Tax, Parcel, Permit and Deed search to find your parcel and click on the link to pay online. You will also need your tax bill number, which can be found on your parcel.  Please be aware that Point & Pay will charge you a convenience fee for using their services.

Vilas County government has implemented a more comprehensive security policy. The main courthouse entry, curbside on Court Street, is the only public entry and exit. All other courthouse entry points are closed to public use. Parking is available at the west front lot of the Courthouse and also directly in front of that entry. A uniformed security guard is stationed at the single public entry and exit point. A weapons search procedure will be conducted at this location. Please visit www.vilascountywi.gov for more information.   

Vilas County payments can be mailed to Vilas County Treasurer, 330 Court Street, Eagle River, WI 54521.  Payments in person can be made to the county treasurer’s office on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Treasurer’s office is on the first floor of the Vilas County Courthouse in Eagle River. We suggest mailing tax payments early. Tax payments must be postmarked by July 31 and received in our office by Aug. 7, or they will be considered delinquent and will receive an interest charge of 7%. Interest will continue to accrue at a rate of 1% per month until the bill is paid in full. For more information, contact the Vilas County treasurer’s office at 715-479-3609.

Vilas County payments may also be made inside the bank at Associated Bank, Peoples State Bank, River Valley Bank — Eagle River locations and mBank — Eagle River and St. Germain locations. Bank staff will only collect those payments presented with a tax payment stub and exact payment amount.  Do not use the drive through for these services.  

Vilas County: Payment by credit card can be made through Point & Pay by calling 1-866-518-2304 or at www.vilascountywi.gov. Please be aware that Point & Pay will charge you a convenience fee for using their services: 2.39% for credit cards and $1.50 for Electronic Check transfers.   



Kris Ostermann

Oneida County treasure

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