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 2014-2015 mill rate by taxing jurisdiction, which is currently $23.5600 per $1,000 of assessed value:
2015 Mill Rate Breakdown
2015 Budget Summary
You can read the City of Sun Prairie's 2015 approved budget document by clicking here.  The total approved budget for general fund expenditures for 2015 totaled $21,436,217.  The following charts show this total broken down by percentage by category of expenditure, and by department and division or program.
2015 General Fund Expenditures by Category
2015 General Fund Expenditures by Department
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.