7/23/17 – Taxpayers who postponed the second installment of their property taxes have until the end of the month. Dodge County Treasurer Patti Hilker is encouraging the public to mail the payment as soon as possible because of changes at local post offices. She says all Dodge County mail is now routed through Milwaukee and no longer postmarked at the local postal office. That means it has to go to Milwaukee which could cause it to be postmarked late even though it was mailed on time. The due date for property taxes is Monday, July 31. Hilker also advises taxpayers to make sure to check the balance of your first installment receipt to ensure proper payment because your second payment is not the same as your first payment. Payments can be made with a credit or debit card online, you can visit www.officialpayments.com, by calling 800-272-9829 with the jurisdiction code #5936, or at the Treasurer’s Office located at 127 East Oak Street in Juneau. Hilker says if you come in early, there are no lines and no waiting, unlike waiting until the last minute. Office hours are weekdays 8am until 4:30pm and it is open over the lunch hour. There are additional fees to pay online or by phone. Taxpayers mailing after the deadline are subject to interest and a penalty of 10.5% and for the second installment that is retroactive to February 1.