The mission statement of the Sheboygan County Treasurer’s office is to serve the public and other units of government in the most friendly, efficient, and effective manner possible by providing assessment, tax, and real property information.
Summary of Responsibilities
The County Treasurer is an elected public official, whose constitutional duties are defined in the Wisconsin State Statutes, section 59.25. Those duties include receiving moneys belonging to the County. Currently the Treasurer’s office collects second installment (postponed) and delinquent payments for all 28 municipalities. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to paying out tax monies to municipalities during tax collection; paying out moneys to the State for taxes collected; keeping a true and correct account of the receipts and expenditures that come through the Treasurer’s office; and tracking and reporting unclaimed funds.
The County Treasurer initiates the transfer of unexpended revenues and reserves with various banking and investing institutions. Funds in the County’s general account are utilized to meet the needs of payrolls and approved vouchers.
It is necessary to file timely reports with the State throughout the year. Those reports include but are not limited to the District Treasurers Tax Roll Settlement Reports, Lottery Credit Report, First Dollar Credit Report, Sales Tax Reports, Real Estate Transfer Fee Transmittal Reports, Probate and Birth Certificate Reports, and the Court Fines and Assessment Reports.
The duties and responsibilities of the real property lister are identified in Wisconsin State Statute, section 70.09, and indicate that the real property lister maintain accurate ownership and description information of parcels, including parcel numbers, owner’s names, legal descriptions, mailing addresses, number of acres, school districts, and special purpose districts. Real property listing functions include reconciling assessment information from the assessors and coordinating the flow of assessment information between the County and taxation district for assessment and taxation purposes.
For more information about our office, please see the link to the annual report.