Tax Collection, Room Tax and Pet Licensing


Real Estate And Personal Property Tax Information

2018 Information

2018 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax information and bills will be mailed by the third Monday in 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 provide and email address or 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.)

2018 Information

ALL Payments made after January 31st including 2nd Installments due by July 31, 2019 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. 

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

Saturday 12/22/2018 8:00am – 10:00am
Friday 12/28/2018 11:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday 12/29/2018 8:00am – 11:00am
Monday 12/31/2018 11:00am – 2:00pm
Friday 1/4/2019 11:00am – 2:00pm
Monday 1/7/2019 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday 1/12/2019 8:00am – 11:00am
Monday 1/14/2019 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Monday 1/21/2019 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday 1/25/2019 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Saturday 1/26/2019 8:00am – 11:00am
Monday 1/28/2019 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday 1/31/2019 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Download the insert now: 2018 Tax Bill Insert

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.

House Numbering Information and Invoice

The Town of Lyons has done a recent inventory of all house numbers in the township and find nearly 1000 are not in compliance with maintenance according to Town Ordinance.

House Numbering Maintenance Section 16.5, item b.

Section 16.5 of the House Numbering Ordinance states
b.) Replacement numbers shall be made available to owners, occupants, and agents, at their expense, in the event that numbers are lost or damaged.

To assist with bringing these into compliance, the Town will be mass ordering the numbers shown on the House Numbers List.

If you are the property owner of one of the street addresses listed, this notice serves as an invoice for a new fire safety/house number.  Payment of this invoice in the amount of $25.00 is due to the Town of Lyons by January 31st, 2019 and can be made by one of the following methods:

  • Mail payment to:  Town of Lyons, PO Box 148,Lyons, WI 53148
  • Drop payment in Drop Box open 24 hrs at 6339 Hospital Road
  • Pay Treasurer in person during designated tax collection times (separate check please) Do not add payment to check used to pay Real Estate Tax bill.

The Town of Lyons will install the new numbers as we receive them and should be completed prior to April 1st, 2019.

Download the List now:  House Numbers List – 2018