Expenditure Restraint Program

State Budget Funding

Under the 2020-21 state budget funding for the Expenditure Restraint (ERP) remains at the same level as in the past, $58 million annually. 


The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) posted the 2020 Expenditure Restraint Program (ERP) Worksheet in My DOR Government Account (MyDORGov) on April 2, 2020. Notifications were sent directly to the 463 municipalities that are eligible to electronically file (e-file) the 2020 ERP Worksheet.  The worksheet must be completed and filed by May 1, 2020.

General Information

  • Municipalities are eligible to e-file if your municipal-only 2019 property tax rate exceeds five mills
  • Form is available in MyDORGov
  • Due date – May 1, 2020
  • Only eligible municipalities can access the 2020 ERP Worksheet
  • Municipalities that do not file by May 1, 2020 are not eligible to receive a 2020 ERP payment

DOR Individual Community Limit Notice

In late October DOR will post on its website each community's 2021 Expenditure Restraint Program Budget Limit Notice. 

Scroll to the bottom of the DOR Report page on their website, or we have copied the links here for you to click through directly:

Expenditure Restraint Program

ERP Budget Limit Notices - October