Budget & Tax

The Village of DeForest collects taxes for the Village, DeForest School District, Dane County, and Madison Area Technical College. Property tax bills are mailed in December after the passage of the Village budget.


The 2024 Budget was approved on November 21, 2023. Click here to view the 2024 Adopted Budget.


How do I get my Tax Bill?

  • Mail - Tax bills will be mailed mid December.  Please allow 2-3 business days for delivery of your bill.
  • Online - Once bills have been mailed, you can also find your tax bill at Access Dane. You will search by your parcel address or name.

 Where do I make my payment?

1st installment and payments in full (before January 31, 2024)
  • In Person - Village Hall, 120 S Stevenson St, DeForest, WI 53532 during regular business hours (Mon - Thurs 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Fri 7:30 am - 2:00 pm). Holiday Closures: December 25 and 26, 2023, January 1 and 15, 2024.
  • By Mail - Village of DeForest, 120 S Stevenson St, DeForest, WI 53532 (Must be postmarked by December 31 by the United States Postal Service to be applied in 2023.) 
  • By Drop Boxes - Two drop box locations available 24/7 at Village Hall, 120 S Stevenson St. One is located in the vestibule of Village Hall and the second is located in the parking lot of Village Hall. Please bring your own envelope.

2nd Installment or late payments (after January 31, 2024)

  • By Drop Box - Payments can be placed in the drop box located in front of the City-County Building at City County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703
  • By Mail - Dane County Treasurer, PO Box 1299, Madison, WI 53701
  • Online - Access Dane (search by parcel number or address, click Pay Taxes Online located under Tax Information header.)

 Payment dates:

  • Payment in the drop box (by midnight 12/31/2023) or USPS postmarked by December 31, 2023 will be credited to 2023.
  • Payments postmarked or received after December 31, 2023 will be credited to 2024.
  • Payments after January 31, 2024 are payable to and sent to Dane County Treasurer, PO Box 1299, Madison, WI 53701.