A Wisconsin law setting property tax limits on local government has tightened budgeting in counties, schools and municipalities.
Municipal property tax collections statewide amounted to $2.5 billion for 2013, up 1.5 percent, the smallest increase in 30 years, according to Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WTA).
Town tax levies increased the least, just 0.8 percent, while village levies statewide were up 2.7 percent.
School tax levies went up only 0.2 percent, but the modest increase was due largely to $50 per student increases in revenue limits.
County property taxes rose 0.7 percent for 2013, compared to 1.1 percent in 2012.
Technical college districts statewide raised taxes 2 percent overall.
Total 2013 taxes collected from property owners tallied $10.47 billion. WTA said it was the first time since 1946 that property tax levies rose less than 1 percent for two years in a row.