Can I prepay my real estate taxes for 2018?

Below is an excerpt from an email all municipalities received from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue:

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) would like to provide the following information due to the increased number of inquiries related to property tax pre-payments.

Under state law (sec. 74.13, Wis. Stats.), general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes may be paid in advance of the levy during the period from August 1 until the third Monday in December each year. This means:

Pre-payment of 2017 taxes was allowed from August 1, 2017 to December 18, 2017

Pre-payment of 2018 taxes may be made from August 1, 2018 to December 17, 2018

Property owners cannot pre-pay December 2018 taxes at this time.

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1. Can I prepay my real estate taxes for 2018?
2. How do I make out my check and where do I send it?
3. Do I have to wait in a long line if I come in person to pay my taxes?
4. What if I cannot mail the payment in time or make it in person before you close?
5. Do I need to endorse the back of my escrow check?
6. Do I have any recourse if I disagree with this bill?