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Time to make second county property tax payment

July 28, 2020

To the Editor:

The second installment of the 2019 Oneida County property tax bills is due by July 31, 2020.   

To keep down the risk of COVID spread Oneida County would prefer payments be electronic, mailed, or use one of the other methods for payment. Masks and social distancing are recommended when paying in person at the courthouse.   

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.  

Payments should 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. Please use hand sanitizer immediately inside Courthouse doors and, also, please wear a mask! Stand on marked spots to keep 6 ft. apart. Only two people allowed in the office at one time. No children under the age of 16 allowed at this time. The treasurer’s office is located 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. The drop box located on the Dahl St. side of the courthouse is available to drop off payments. 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 7% interest charge for late payment in August and 8% in September. Penalty and interest will continue to accrue at a rate of 1.5% per month on 2019 taxes starting Oct. 1 until the bill is paid in full. For more information, call the treasurer’s office at 715-369-6137.

Oneida County payments may also be made at both Associated Banks 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.  

Oneida County payment by credit card or electronic check can be made through Point & Pay by going to www.co.oneida.wi.us, click on Departments, Treasurer, Pay online with Point and Pay, 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.

Any payment returned by banks or Point and Pay will be charged a return check fee of $20. Taxes will be returned to unpaid status, which could result in penalty and interest charges.

Kris Ostermann

Oneida County treasurer



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