Your Property Taxes at Work

An Overview of Your Property Tax Bill

The annual property tax bill received by residents is for several units of local government and not just the City, including Dane County, Madison College (formerly Madison Area Technical College), and the Sun Prairie Area School District. The following chart illustrates the breakdown of the 2018-2019 mill rate by taxing jurisdiction, which is currently $22.9129 per $1,000 of assessed value:
2018-2019 Property Tax Distribution

2019 Budget Summary

You can read the City of Sun Prairie's 2019 budget document by clicking here.  The total approved budget for general fund expenditures for 2019 totaled $26,452,188.  The following charts show this total broken down by percentage by function.
2019 General Fund Expenditures By Function
Invoices and Bills to the City
Approval of bills is a standard agenda item at each City Council meeting.  Departments must follow a formal approval procedure using a purchase order system that requires documentation to justify the expenditure as necessary and that there are funds budgeted for the expenditure.  Go to the Calendar and click on the next City Council meeting.  The City Council Agenda Packet for each meeting includes a a full list of bills submitted for approval and payment.
Your Property Value
Assessed Property Value Database Search 
To search our property search site for the assessed value of properties in the City of Sun Prairie, click here or click on the image below.  For more information on how property is assessed, click here to visit the City Assessor's page.