Under Wisconsin State Law, you may file an objection to your property assessment. The tax rate you are charged is the same for all residents within the district. The amount of real estate tax you pay is determined by the assessment on your property. If you feel that your property assessment is incorrect, you may appear before the Board of Review.
An official Objection to Property Assessment form must be completed and returned prior to the Board of Review. These forms are usually available after the Open Book meeting. Call the Clerk, (262) 245-2700 beginning in May to see if meeting dates have been determined yet.
Click the link below to download a guide to help property owners in Wisconsin understand how to appeal an assessed value.2017 Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Real Property Owners
Attached is the 2017 Completed Real Estate Assessment Roll
Click on the "View Assessment Roll" below or here: Assessment Roll
The links will open a pdf document. You can find your information by searching the opened document (Ctrl+F on Windows or Command+F on mac). This file is a little larger and may take a moment to download.
Open Book Schedule
Board of Review
New assessments will be mailed no later than September 15, 2017
Assessments will be available on the Associated Appraisal website (www.apraz.com) by Monday, September 18, 2017
Open Book Appointments are highly recommended
Contact Associated Appraisal (800) 721-4157 to make an appointment.
Open Book Schedule
Board of Review
Please note the following:
Revaluation: The municipality is required to keep properties in compliance of full value at least once in every 5−year period. The municipality is conducting a revaluation for the 2017 assessment roll. As such, we will be periodically conducting inspections on properties until such time that we have completed our assessment roll.
The trespass law in Wisconsin entitles the assessor to enter a property once during an assessment cycle unless the property owner has notified the assessor in advance to deny entry. Additional visits may be authorized by the property owner. Assessors are restricted to the following conditions when entering property:
1) The reason for the entry must be to make an assessment on behalf of the state or a political subdivision.
2) The entry must be on a weekday during daylight hours, or at another time as agreed upon with the property owner.
3) The assessor’s visit must not be more than one hour.
4) The assessor must not open doors, enter through open doors, or look into windows of structures.
5) If the property owner or occupant is not present, the assessor must leave a notice on the principal building providing the owner with information on how to contact them.
6) The assessor may not enter the premises if they have received a notice from the property owner or occupant denying them entry.
7) The assessor must leave if the property owner or occupant asks them to leave.
In 2009, Wisconsin Act 68 was enacted to amend Section 70.05(5)(b) Wis. Stats. and to create Section 70.05 (4m), 895, 488, 943.13 (4m)(d) and 943.15(1m) of the statutes; relating to: partially exempting an assessor and an assessor’s staff from liability for trespassing, creating immunity from civil liability, and changing the notice requirements relating to the revaluation of property by an assessor. Copies of the applicable statutes can be obtained at public depositories throughout the State of Wisconsin, and from the State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau website (www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html)