Sheboygan tax dollars

This dollar-by-dollar breakdown of where your City of Sheboygan tax dollars are spent can be found at sheboyganwi.gov.

SHEBOYGAN — After adopting its 2021 budget, the City of Sheboygan released a dollar-by-dollar breakdown of where city residents' tax dollars are spent.

Overall, the average tax payers will see about 36% of their taxes going to city services. 

According to the city, costs below are based on an assessed home value of $120,000 with the total tax bill being approximately $3,400. This home would pay $1,223 towards City of Sheboygan services, $1,361 towards the School District, $714 towards Sheboygan County and $102 towards LTC.

Below is a breakdown of what the city services include:

Police protection: $320

  • Includes: Traffic enforcement, crime investigation, education, programs, special events planning, safety and emergency management

Fire protection and emergency medical services: $224

  • Includes: Fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services and ambulance

Debt service: $157

  • Includes: Debt payments for prior year capital projects regarding infrastructure improvements, facility construction and improvement and other improvements and equipment

General government administrative services: $149

  • Includes: Services of Common Council, elections, mayor, city administrator, city clerk, finance, Human Resources and city attorney

Library services: $110

  • Taxpayers fund nearly 75% of the annual budget for Mead Public Library including books, videos, DVDs, internet access and programs

Parks and recreation: $81

  • Includes: Maintenance of 18 park shelters, band shell, 19 playgrounds, three splash pads, an archery range, three beaches and 36 parks with a total acreage of 705.

Streets and sanitation: $76

  • Includes: Street excavation repairs, tarring or crack filling, pothole repair, asphalting, concrete work, garbage program and storm sewer maintenance and construction

Capital improvement projects: $45

  • Includes for 2021: Street infrastructure improvements, traffic flow enhancements, building improvements at fire stations, Municipal Service Building, transit facility, Mead Public Library, police vehicles and transit bus

Public works and engineering: $36

  • Includes: Oversight for design and maintenance of city's infrastructure

Transit utility: $17

  • Includes: Shoreline Metro service of the city, Sheboygan Falls and Kohler

Community development and inspection: $8

  • Includes: Department of City Development, which encompasses Planning and Development and Building Inspection

Correction: A tax bill on a $120,000 assessed home would total around $3,400. The amount within that going toward city services is $1,223.

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