If you don't agree with the Board’s decision, you may appeal to either the Wisconsin Department of Revenue or the Circuit Court.
When does the Board of Review meet?
By state statute, the first session of the Board of Review must be within the thirty day period beginning on the second Monday in May. If the assessment roll is not completed, the Board will be called and adjourned to a later date.
What is the Board of Review?
The Board of Review is a “quasi-judicial” (court-like) body consisting of five residents of the City, empowered with the following primary duties:
Adjust assessments when they have been proven incorrect by sworn oral testimony;
Correct errors or omissions in the description or computations found on the assessment roll; and
Review the assessment roll for omitted property and double assessments.
After this review, if I still think the assessment is incorrect, what can I do?
The next step is to file an objection with the Board of Review. The property owner must provide the City Clerk with notice of intent to file an objection at least 48 hours before the Board's first scheduled meeting. The Board can waive the 48 hour notice requirement if the property owner shows good cause for failing to meet the requirement or provides evidence of extraordinary circumstances.
Objectors must file their written objection with the City Clerk either prior to or during the first two hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting. Standard forms are available from the City Clerk’s Office.
What if I don't agree with my assessment?
Speak with the assessor for an explanation of how your assessment was made and what factors were considered in making the assessment.