Committee of the Whole Meeting – Thursday, January 21st at 7:00pm

Trempealeau County Health Department Press Release – COVID Vaccine Update and FREE COVID Testing

Village of Trempealeau Tax Collection and Dog Licensing Information

Due to COVID-19 the Village Office is closed to the public. You may make an appointment to come in during regular business hours if you cannot make alternative arrangements to pay your taxes or get a dog license.

The Village will NOT be accepting any cash  for Tax payments.

About Your Property Tax

When are my taxes due?

Your entire real estate tax bill, or your first installment, is due by January 31, 2021. If you choose to pay in installments, your second installment will be due by July 31, 2021. Make note that the amount of your installments may vary. If you fail to pay the correct amount, at the correct time, to the correct place, it will cause you to incur additional charges.

How are my taxes calculated?

Your tax amount is derived by multiplying the value of your property as of January 1, 2020 and the mill rate for all the taxing jurisdictions, then subtracting any applicable credits and adding any special assessments, special charges or special taxes.  The amount of your taxes cannot change unless there was an error in the application of one of those things.

Who can I talk to about the assessed value of my property?

Village of Trempealeau Assessor Jerry Kins of Chimney Rock Appraisals. Contact him directly at (715) 861-3964 or by email jkins.chimneyrock@gmail.com  .

What happens if I pay late?

By State law, if you fail to pay the entire amount of your first installment by January 31, 2021 then the option to pay in installments is no longer available.  The entire balance then becomes due and will accrue interest and penalty at a rate of 1.5% per month until the delinquent amount is paid in full.

What if I can’t pay my entire 1st installment amount?

We encourage everyone to try and pay at least the amount of their first installment to avoid interest and penalty, it is in your best interest to pay as much as you can by the due date.  Continuing to make payments as you are able until your entire balance is paid in full will help reduce the amount of interest and penalties you will pay and reduce the risk of losing your property. Any payments after January 31st should be made to the County Treasurer.

When am I eligible for a Lottery Credit?

If this property was your primary residence on January 1, 2020, please check your tax bill to verify you received this credit. If you do not see it, you can still apply for one at the Clerk’s office BEFORE January 31, 2021. Remember, you may only claim one credit on your primary residence.

How can I pay?

Below are your options to make the payment that is due by January 31st, 2021.

Pay By Mail

Make your check payable to Village Treasurer.

Write your tax parcel number on the check and enclose the payment stub (the bottom portion of your Real Property Tax Bill or part of if sending first installment) and mail it to:

Village Treasurer

PO Box 247

Trempealeau WI  54661

To receive proper credit, all payments by mail must be postmarked no later than January 31st,2021. 

 If you would like a receipt, be sure to request one. A stamped self-addressed envelope is appreciated.

Pay Online

Paying by using your checking or savings account information is FREE. Have your routing number and account number ready.

Convenience fees apply to credit/debit cards: 2.75% (+50¢ if payment is less than $100)

Please add your tax parcel key to your billing name to avoid erroneous application of payments. If multiple bills are paid please email list of parcel numbers and amounts (including total paid) to info@trempealeauwi.com 

DO NOT USE your Trempealeau Municipal Utilities Payment Account to pay your TAXES!! The Village Treasurer may reject any payment made inappropriately which could lead to untimely payments!

Click the link below.

https://www.paymentservicenetwork.com/PaymentPage.aspx?accid=RT20679

If you need assistance with paying online, call PSN at 866-917-7368.

We use Payment Service Network to process our payments. PSN has been certified as maintaining the highest level of security as required by the credit card industry.

Pay In Person

Taxes can be paid at the Village Office, 24455 Third Street, Trempealeau in the Community Center. Appointments are required for in person.  Regular Business Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. 

 Payments may also be placed in the Utility Payment drop box which is located outside the front of the main entrance.  Please DO NOT PLACE CASH in the drop box. Please make sure your payment stub or tax parcel id is noted on the check. If you would like a receipt, be sure to request one. A stamped self-addressed envelope is appreciated.

Payments made after January 31, 2021, must be paid to:

Trempealeau County Treasurer

PO Box 67

Whitehall, WI  54773

No payments after this date are accepted by the Village.

Trempealeau County has a searchable database
including tax information that can be accessed by going to the County website-  https://co.trempealeau.wi.us/

Be sure to choose the “Tax and Assessment Search” at the bottom of the disclaimer page.

DOG LICENSING

All dog license applications will be processed by staff with as little or no contact as possible and tags may be mailed to dog owners. Forms may be mailed with fees or you may contact the Village Office to arrange drop off of form and fees and pick-up of tags. Please submit completed application for license along with copy of current rabies showing vaccination number and expiration of rabies. If you have any questions please contact the Village Office at 608-534-6434 x.101. Late fees will not be waived this year. Please write a separate check for your dog license.

 

TREMPEALEAU MUNICIPAL UTILITIES – PAYING YOUR BILL DURING COVID19

August 20, 2020

PSC of Wisconsin has ruled to extend the moratorium until October 1st. TMU will not disconnect anyone for non-payment of services before this date.

If you have a delinquent account it is very important for you to still continue to make payments and if you need to set up a repayment plan that you contact TMU immediately. Call 608-534-6434 to speak to a member of staff today!  TMU will be certifying delinquent amounts to the tax roll and pursuing collections through State Debt Service this fall. Any charges prior to September billing are subject to collection.

July 21, 2020  

PSC of Wisconsin has lifted the moratorium and delinquent notices were sent out July 15th. If you received a notice and need to set up repayment arrangements, please contact TMU as soon as possible to avoid any disruption in service.  If you send in a partial payment with no directions for future payment agreement, the Utility may still proceed with the disconnection process.  We would rather have a Deferred Payment Agreement in place before shut off notices are posted on July 24th for possible disconnection on July 27th. 

 

Village Office Update

OUR DOORS ARE CURRENTLY LOCKED. WE ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FOR NECESSARY ASSISTANCE.

During this time our Food Pantry Donations have been made available to anyone in the Village that needs and can be found located inside the entry way to the Community Center at 24455 Third Street. Popular items for donation are Cereal, Pasta, Pasta sauce, single serve items, quick and easy ready snacks and meals, canned chicken, personal/household items and pet items. We have an abundance of canned green beans at this time and don’t need anymore at this time. ONLY non-perishable items, thank you!

 Please feel free to pick up something you need or leave donations on the table of non-perishable items.

 

 

 

 

 

Village of Trempealeau 2020 Reorganization List

Congratulations to our re-appointed Trustees Kit Locke and Bridgette Turner and welcome to newly elected Trustee Don Hellrung.

2020 Appointments for all Trustees are listed below as approved at the Special Village Board Meeting on April 21, 2020.

Trempealeau Waterworks Consumer Confidence Report 2019

Trempealeau Waterworks Consumer Confidence Report 2019

REGULATION OF ATV AND UTV USE ON VILLAGE STREETS

Information pertaining to the use of ATV’s and UTV’s on Village Streets. Any further questions may be addressed by contacting the Police Department.

John “Indian” Ebersold

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Ebersold, long time retired employee of the Village of Trempealeau. His presence will be missed by our whole Community.

Our Thoughts are with John’s family at this sorrowful time.

 

DNR response to Community Action Visit – Village of Trempealeau March, 2017