Managed Forest Land Taxes


Managed Forest Land (MFL) is taxed differently than real property which is calculated as (assessed value x net tax rate)

The Acreage Share Tax is derived by taking the # of acres x MFL Rate set for appropriate program of Open or Closed.
The MFL Acreage Rate is updated every 5 years.
A cutting permit needs to be filed with the County Clerk once the property is checked by the County Treasurer for delinquent taxes.
  Notice of Timber Cutting Permit email permit to Co Clerk email
   SB  434 law changes to MFL program passed Feb 4, 2016 - became Wisconsin Act 358 (summary of changes)
MFL Changes Signed into Law Feb 2016
Forest Land

2018-2022 MFL Acreage Rates

  • MFL Open (entered before 2005) $.74/acre (20% to county ($.16/acre), 80% to towns $.63/acre)
  • MFL Closed (entered before 2005) $1.75/acre (20% to county (.35/acre), 80% to towns ($1.40/acre)
  • MFL Open (entered 2005 and later) $2.04/acre (20% to country (.41/acre), 80% to towns ($1.63/acre)
  • MFL Closed (entered 2005 and later) $10.20/acre (20% to county ($2.04/acre), 80% to towns ($8.16/acre)
  • MFL Closed Ferrous Mining (new) (entered before 2005) $7.87/acre ($1.08/acre goes to DNR, $1.36/acre to county, $5.43/acre to towns)

Private Forest Crop Tax Rates For Land Entered

Time Fee
Before 1972
$0.10 (does not change)
After 1972
$2.52 (effective through 2017)