Tax Collection, Room Tax and Pet Licensing

Real Estate And Personal Property Tax Information

2017 Information

ALL Payments made after January 31st including 2nd Installments due by July 31, 2017 should be made payable to Walworth County Treasurer and mailed or delivered to:

Walworth County Treasurer
PO BOX 1001, 100 W. Walworth St.
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Failure to follow these instructions may delay posting of payments
resulting in delinquent penalty and interest. 

2018 Information

2018 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax information and bills will be mailed the early part of December for the town of Lyons.

When available a copy of tax bill can be obtained from the Walworth County website.

1st Installments - due by January 31st. 

Full payment or 1st installments of Real Estate and Personal Property Tax should be made payable to Town of Lyons Treasurer and delivered to the Town Treasurer NO LATER THAN January 31 2019.  

To avoid long lines and waiting time.... You are encouraged to:

  • use the Drop Box located inside the entrance doors of the municipal building located at 6339 Hospital Rd.
  • mail to:  Town Of Lyons, PO Box 148, Lyons, WI 53148.

Forms of payment accepted are Exact Cash, Check or Escrow Check.

If you'd like a receipt please Include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

REMEMBER:  If you are making payment with a check from your mortgage company please remember to endorse the back of the check by ALL parties listed on the front of the check.  If the check is made out for more than your tax amount, refunds will be mailed once the check has cleared our bank.  (Approximately two weeks after posting date.

Taxes are considered late if not RECEIVED by January 31, 2019.
Interest and Penalties will be applied to balances outstanding on February 1, 2019.


Room Tax

Cities, villages and towns in Wisconsin have been authorized by state law to impose a public accommodations,or room tax, since 1967. The tax is generally applied to charges for rooms or lodging provided for fewer than 30 consecutive days by hotels, motels, rooming houses, bed-and-breakfasts, cottages, cabins and summer camps. Sales to state and local governments and to certain nonprofit organizations are exempt from the tax.

The room tax is applied only to gross receipts from furnishing sleeping accommodations. Food or other services provided by the establishments are not subject to the tax. The room tax (up to 8%) is imposed in addition to any state (5%) and county (0.5%) sales taxes that apply to room charges.

Town of Lyons has adopted and imposes a 3% room tax rate.

Please click the link to download the TOWN OF LYONS ROOM TAX-Quarterly Return.

Pet Licensing

During tax collection we will also be issuing dog licenses.   Please see Pet Licensing for more information.  For efficient processing please make your pet licensing check separate from your tax check or provide exact cash.