Wisconsin property owners work hard to own their home and land. Unfortunately, because of difficult times and other unforeseen circumstances, some end up losing their property due to foreclosure.
Under Wisconsin’s property tax enforcement law, if a property owner is unable to pay their property taxes, counties are authorized to seize the property and sell it to pay off the property taxes owed. (Wis. Stat. § 75.63). However, if the county nets any proceeds from the sale after paying the past due property taxes, the county may keep those net proceeds.