Assessor's Office

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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 revalue all property at least once in every five 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.

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 Sec. 70.32(1) 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 December which also affects each tax bill. Helpful publications are available in our office or by clicking on Helpful Guides listed below.

The City Assessor's Office is performing a citywide revaluation of all residential property for 2019.  All homes in the city are revalued to 100% of current market value once every five years as required by WI Statutes Sec. 70.05.  For an explanation of the Wisconsin Trespass Laws, refer to the Authority of Assessor/Home Owner Rights.  If your assessed value is changed, you will receive a notice in August, 2019.  The 2018 assessed values were finalized in July and can no longer be changed.  Please call us at 920-832-5850 if you wish to speak to an Assessor.

If you have any questions regarding your assessed value, we encourage you to call the Assessor's Office.

Contact: Assessor - Division of Community & Economic Development
Phone: (920) 832-5850
Fax: (920) 832-5908
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Mailing Address: 100 North Appleton St., 5th Floor, City Center
Appleton, WI 54911
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

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