Building Permits and Zoning
In most cases, a zoning permit is required from Dane County prior to obtaining the local building permit. Local building permits are required if you build a new building, add onto or remodel an existing building, add or install new wiring, plumbing or heating equipment, build a new deck on your home or make structural changes, e.g. rafters. More Information
Review the RULES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A DANE COUNTY ZONING PERMIT and then make application in the Zoning Department office of the City-County Building in downtown Madison, 210 Martin Luther King Drive.
All owners of a dog five months of age or older must license that dog. Property owners are responsible for passing this information on to renters also. These licenses can be purchased from Kim Sime, Town of Rutland Treasurer, 1192 Star School Road, Stoughton, WI 53589. More Information
Recycling Collection Center
Separation of recyclables is no longer required. We have contracted for single stream recycling. This means we can now accept more items as recyclable. It also means that all recycles (paper, cardboard, glass, tin, aluminum and all numbered plastic food containers) can be collected in a single bin. More Information
The town will accept a number of large items like tires, old refrigerators, lawn mowers and the like. Contact the Recycling Collection Center manager any Saturday for a full list of acceptable items. Additional charges may apply.
The town has developed a road maintenance program. Each year the town tries to reconstruct a mile of road, seal-coat reconstructed roads to prolong the life, crack-fill, and replace defective culverts on roads scheduled for future reconstruction.
The due date for first installment is January 31st of each year. Make checks payable to the Town of Rutland and mail to Kim Sime, Town of Rutland, 1192 Star School Road, Stoughton, WI 53589. Payment by Mail is Encouraged. If there is a second installment due, the Dane County Treasurer will bill you, and it is payable directly to Dane County by July 31st of each year. More Information
The lottery credit is being applied on the parcel of your primary residence per records established in prior years. The lottery credit is available for your primary residence if you resided there on January 1st. Please examine the tax bill for the parcel with your primary residence to determine if the lottery credit was granted. If you did not receive the lottery credit, please contact the town treasurer immediately by phone or email with your name, full mailing address, and parcel number so she can mail you a late lottery credit form to be signed and returned to her by January 31. Only you know if you are entitled to it, so it is your responsibility to examine your bill and verify that it is there if you are entitled to it (primary residence only).
Personal property taxes are payable in full to the Town of Rutland Treasurer by January 31st.
We recommend you contact the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Their Farmland Credit Preservation website has some useful information.
AccessDane has a website that will help you. AccessDane website
The Dane County Property Listing Office office is required to maintain the values established by the assessor for your municipality. If you do not agree with your values, you should first contact the Town of Rutland assessor to discuss it. (The Town of Rutland assessor is Gardiner Appraisal Service at 608-838-3993.) A good source of information is the state Department of Revenue website at http://www.revenue.wi.gov/, which contains information on property owners’ rights and information about the assessment process in the forms and publications sections.
Dane County Property
The following information was provided by Dane County Property Listing
Our office is required to list the owners of real estate according to the recorded documents in the Register of Deeds office. If there was no type of documentation to change the ownership in the property (quit claim deed, divorce judgment, etc.) we do not have any way of changing the names. In this case, you may wish to check with the attorney handling the divorce about transferring the property.
Similar to the first answer, our office is required to list the owners of real estate according to the recorded documents in the Register of Deeds office. If there was no type of documentation to change the ownership in the property (quit claim deed, divorce judgment, etc.) we do not have any way of changing the names. In this case, you may wish to check with the attorney handling the divorce about transferring the property.
It depends on how the title to the property was held. If the property was held in joint tenancy or survivorship marital property, you can file a Termination of Decedent’s Interest form with the Register of Deeds office. This form is available at the Register of Deeds office and the staff can provide you with instructions on filling out the form. If the property was not titled this way, you may wish to contact an attorney to help transfer the property, especially if the property needs to go through probate.
If you haven’t recorded any document to transfer the title to your property since your marriage, the name reflected on the tax bill and assessment notice will be the same as listed on the conveyance where you took title. To change the ownership, you may contact an attorney to prepare the documents. Or, if you feel comfortable doing it yourself, you may download the deed forms from the Wisconsin state bar website at https://marketplace.wisbar.org/Books/Online-Forms.
Our office is required to maintain the values established by the assessor for your municipality. If you do not agree with your values, you should first contact your assessor to discuss it. (The Town of Rutland assessor is Gardiner Appraisal Service at 608-838-3993.) A good source of information is the state Department of Revenue website at https://www.revenue.wi.gov/, which contains information on property owners’ rights and information about the assessment process in the forms and publications sections.
When new lots, or parcels are created during the year, new parcel numbers are assigned. However, the thing to keep in mind is that assessments are based on how the property existed on January 1 of the given year. The tax bill will be sent as a whole to the person that owned the property when it was split. If a new subdivision or CSM or deed creates new parcels during the year, those parcels will not be assessable and taxable until the following year. What can you do to receive your tax bill? Contact the treasurer for your municipality, who is authorized by statute to split the tax bill for you upon your request. (The Town of Rutland treasurer is Kim Sime. Phone (608) 873-8781; Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Still have questions?
The following people at Dane County Property Listing can help:
Troy Everson: (608) 261-9750