City Clerk/Treasurer

Welcome to the City Clerk/Treasurer's Office

Cropped City Hall106 Jones Street
P.O. Box 477
Watertown, Wisconsin 53094
(920) 262-4016 FAX

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Elissa Meltesen, Clerk/Treasurer             (920) 262-4007
Lisa Trebatoski, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer (920) 262-4006
Dot Newberg, Secretary to the Mayor      (920) 262-4000                                          
Sheryl Rupnow, Administrative Assistant (920) 262-4018
Kim Carpenter, Administrative Assistant  (920) 262-4010

2018 Budget     2017 Budget      2016 Budget      2015 Budget
2017 Financial Statements     2016 Financial Statements      2015 Financial Statements     
2014 Financial Statements
Official Statement for 2018 GO Promissory Notes
Official Statement for 2017 GO Refunding Bonds & GO Promissory Notes
Official Statement for 2017 Water Revenue Refunding Bonds
Official Statement for 2016 GO Refunding Bonds & GO Promissory Notes

The City Clerk/Treasurer's Office coordinates a number of functions including elections, licensing, tax billing and collection, utility bill collection, meeting notices and minutes, maintenance of official records, payroll and human resources, accounts payable, and financial statements. 

Watertown is one of the few cities our size that does its own tax billing and collecting.  We have a three installment plan with payments due by January 31, April 30, and July 31.  We also collect payments for utility bills (water, sewer, storm water, and solid waste).   All revenue is recorded by our office along with making all payments for goods and services for all departments.  Monthly financial reports are provided to departments and alderpersons.

The Clerk/Treasurer's office processes payroll, handles benefits and serves as the human resources department for employees.  The City currently employs 172 people on a full-time basis.  There are also approximately 290 part-time and/or seasonal employees.

Many types of licenses for business and individuals are issued by our office.  There are currently 52 taverns and approximately 400 beverage operator licenses issued.  We also issue all dog and cat licenses.  There are currently approximately 1,924 licensed dogs and 346 licensed cats in the City. 

Election administration is another major responsibility of this office.  Although elections are only held several times per year, this is one of the most important functions of this office. 

The Office of the Clerk/Treasurer is often the first contact for people looking for information; please contact us if you have questions.