- Receipt and deposit county funds
- Collect delinquent property taxes
- Collect property tax payments due by July 31
- Prepare and mail delinquent tax notices
- Prepare and mail postponed tax reminder notices
- Prepare tax settlements
- Administer the Lottery and Gaming Credit
- Issue tax certificates
- Issue Applications for Tax Deeds
- Print and disburse accounts payable and payroll checks
- Reconcile the county checking account
- File various reports with the state
Property tax first installment payments due by January 31 must be paid to the town or village treasurer as shown on the annual tax bill. The county treasurer cannot accept current year tax payments due by January 31. As a result, telephone and online payment options to the county are deactivated during December and January.
Payments to the county for delinquent taxes, payable to Burnett County Treasurer, may be mailed to the above mailing address, or placed in the drop box located at the entrance to the Burnett County Government Center. Due to the closure of the government center, in-person payments may only be made by calling the office so you may be met at the door and escorted to the office. In-office payments for delinquent taxes may be made by check, money order, cash, credit card, debit card (Visa and MasterCard only) and eCheck.
Due Dates for Property Tax Payments
Property tax bills are mailed in December by the town/village treasurer. The tax bill states if payment in full is required by January 31, or if the payment may be paid in two installments. If you choose to pay in two installments and do not make both payments by the due dates of January 1 and July 31, the unpaid tax becomes delinquent as of February 1 and accrues interest at a rate of 1% per month until the tax is paid in full.
The required first installment must be paid to the proper town or village treasurer by January 31.
The required second installment, if applicable, is due to the Burnett County Treasurer by July 31.