Where Tax Money Goes

Each month, the Treasurer's Office distributes the tax monies to the taxing entities of the county. The money is distributed based on the current year's Mill Levies. 

Mill Levy

Once the taxable valuation has been calculated, it is multiplied by the Mill Levy to determine the amount of taxes due.

The number of mills in a tax district depends on how many mills each taxing entity requests. Wyoming state law limits most entities on how many mills they can levy. For example, the county can request a maximum of 8 mills, cities and towns get 8 mills to run their governments, and school districts are limited to 12 mills. With around 14 taxing entities in the county, it's easy to see how the mill levy can grow. As the mill levy grows, so does your tax bill.

Mill Levies vary depending on what Tax District the property is in. For example, rural tax districts have levies for rural fire protection and districts in the city limits have levies for running the city government. 

Tax Mill Levies Charts


The 2017 Mill Levies by taxing entities are broken out with the following 3 spreadsheets.
2017 Valuation, Mills, Taxes Levied
2017 MIll Levies
2017 Taxing Authorities


The formula for taxation in Wyoming is:
  • Taxable Value = Taxation Rate * Fair Market Value
A house has a taxation rate of 9.5% (being real property).

Therefore, if the house had a fair market value of $100,000, it's taxable value would be:
  • 9.5% * 100,000 = $9,500
Once the taxable value is determined, it's used to calculate how much tax is due on the property.

The formula for calculating taxes is:
  • Tax Owed = Taxable Value * Mill Levy / (divided by) 1000. 
So, if a $100,000 house has a taxable value of $9,500 (at a 9.5% tax rate), and the mill levy in the tax district was 69.400, the tax would be:
  • $9,500 * 69.400 / 1000 = $659.30