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Business Personal Property

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Every sole proprietorship, firm, or corporation operating a business as defined in WI Statutes Sec. 70.35 is required to complete the Statement of Personal Property and must submit to the Assessor on or before March 1st. This return is confidential and not available for public inspection. Failure to file will result in a doomage assessment. A doomage assessment is an estimated value using the best information available.

Personal Property subject to assessment includes all furniture, fixtures, & equipment that is not specifically exempt per statute or for which a property tax exemption has not been applied for and granted.


Statement of Personal Property PA-003 - PDF/Fillable PDF/Excel

Composite Conversion Factors 

Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual - See "Resources", the 3rd box on right side of page to download a .pdf of the manual.  Go to Chapter 19 (Personal Property) for an explanation and examples of assets for the Statement of Personal Property schedules. 


If you believe your business is manufacturing, you may have equipment that is eligible for exemption.  You would need to contact the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Green Bay Manufacturing & Utility District Office, 200 North Jefferson Street, Suite 126, Green Bay, WI 54301-5100.  Phone Number (920) 448-5193 to submit the appropriate documentation on or before March 1st.  If your business meets the statutory definition of a manufacturer and you receive the classification, you will be required to file a return directly with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.


If you discontinued, sold or moved your business from Appleton prior to January 1st, you must indicate the change on the Statement of Personal Property and submit to the Assessor's Office on or before March 1st. If you fail to notify the Assessor's Office, you may receive a doomage.


No change in location or sale of any personal property after January 1st affects the assessment for that year (WI Statutes Sec. 70.13(6)).  You will receive a City of Appleton tax bill for the full year. If you did not have any personal property in the City of Appleton on January 1st, fill out the portion of the Statement of Personal Property and check the appropriate box Discontinued, Sold, Moved or Incorporated and fill in the date the change occurred.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Contact: DeAnn Brosman - Assessor - Division of Community & Economic Development
Phone: (920) 832-5850
Fax: (920) 832-5908
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Mailing Address: 100 North Appleton Street, 5th Floor, City Center
Appleton WI 54911
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