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Tax Rate & Assessment Level History

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l__bildecamdg9qoThe City of Appleton resides in three Counties and five School Districts, therefore we have more than one tax rate and assessment level. See the Tax Rate & Assessment Chart

Also referred to as the mill rate. The tax rate is determined by dividing the total assessment of a district into the levy. Most often expressed in terms of dollars per thousand. 

Every year the Department of Revenue analyzes the sales of properties in each assessment jurisdiction. The average ratio of assessed value to sales price is determined for equalization. The ratio, usually expressed as a percentage, is referred to as the equalized ratio or assessment level. Its primary function is for apportionment of taxes fairly among municipalities. 

Owners of a home in Wisconsin who use the home as a primary residence on January 1 of the year in which property taxes are levied receive a property tax credit from the State Lottery. The lottery credit amount changes each year. Contact the County Treasurer, in the County in which you reside, if you have questions. 

Every taxable parcel (business, commercial or private) containing a real property improvement, qualifies for the First Dollar Credit. Unlike the Lottery Credit, the property does not need to be the primary residence of the owner. A personal property improvement does not qualify a parcel for this credit.

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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