The Assessor discovers, lists, and establishes uniform values on all taxable property. Our goal is to ensure that the property tax burden is distributed fairly among all property owners. To accomplish this, we revaluate all property at least once in every four year period. Our office is also responsible for maintaining property ownership and lot descriptions on all property in the city. In addition, we serve as an informational resource to the community.
BASIS FOR ASSESSED VALUES
Wisconsin law requires that all assessments be based on fair market value. The Assessor does not create value but interprets what is happening in the marketplace. WI Statutes 70.32 explains how real estate is valued for assessment purposes. A change in an assessed value does not automatically mean a change in property taxes. Each taxing authority publishes a tax rate annually in November which also affects each tax bill. Helpful publications are available in our office or by clicking on Helpful Guides listed below. If you disagree with your assessment, we would be happy to review it for 2013 if you have evidence of market value.
The City will be reviewing commercial property in the City. If you own property included in this review, you would have received a letter in October 2012 explaining this process. Field inspections will occur October-December 2012. The Assessor's authority to enter your land is explained in WI ss.943.13 and 943.15. If your assessment is changed, you will receive a notice on or about May 15, 2013.
If you have any questions regarding your assessed value, we encourage you to call the Assessor's Office.
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