Property Assessments

Department Overview
The Assessing Department provides the following information at the request of appraisal firms, real estate firms, insurance agents and the general public:
  • Lot size
  • Age of property
  • Square footage
  • Assessed value
  • Sales information
  • Legal description

 2015 Open Book and Board of Review Dates
 
Mail Notices of Assessment       05/26/2015 – 05/27/2015 

 
The Village is not conducting a revaluation for 2015.  Only those property owners whose assessment changed for 2015 will receive a Notice of Assessment.  Typically, a change in assessment will be the result of changing the characteristics of a property via building permit.  Owners that requested a review of their assessment for 2015 will also receive a notice as to whether or not the 2015 assessment has changed.  The Notice of Assessment will contain instructions on how and when to contact the Assessor’s Office to discuss the 2015 assessment.

Open Book Period   05/28/2015 - 06/11/2015  
 

The assessment rolls are open for inspection during the Open Book period.  Property owners may review assessments at Village Hall or via the village website.  The assessor will be available to meet with property owners who wish to discuss or appeal their 2015 assessment on selected days during this period.  To schedule an appointment during Open Book contact the Assessor’s Office at 262-532-4220.

 

Open Book Determination Letters Mailed   6/12/2015 - 6/15/2015

Property owners that met with the assessor during the Open Book period will be mailed a letter of determination indicating whether or not the assessment was changed as result of the Open Book meeting.  This letter will contain instructions on how to appeal the 2015 assessment to the Board of Review.                                       

Board of Review    6/30/2015

The 2015 Board of Review is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Village Hall.  Property owners that wish to appeal their 2015 assessment to the Board of Review are required to do the following: 

  1. Provide the Village Clerk a written or oral notice of intent to file an objection 48 hours prior to the start of Board of Review (due by Friday, June 26, 2015 4:30 pm).  To provide the Village Clerk with notice of intent, contact the Clerk’s Office at 262-532-4200 or by email at jmoyer@menomonee-falls.org.
  2. Complete and file with the Village Clerk the Department of Revenue approved objection form. It is suggested that objectors complete and file this form with the Clerk at the time they provide their notice of intent.
  3. Property owners that do not provide the Clerk with a 48 hour notice of intent are required to appear in person within the first 2 hours of the Board of Review’s June 30, 2015 meeting and explain to the Board of Review why proper notice of intent was not provided to the Clerk.  The Board of Review will determine at that time whether or not they will schedule an objection for the 2015 assessment.

Below is an excerpt from State Statute 74.37(7)(a) which relates to Board of Review.
 

7) Objections to valuations.

70.47(7)(a)(a) The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board's first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board's clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that, upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board's first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board's first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require such objections to be submitted on forms approved by the department of revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person shall be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless such written objection has been filed and such person in good faith presented evidence to such board in support of such objections and made full disclosure before said board, under oath of all of that person's property liable to assessment in such district and the value thereof. The requirement that it be in writing may be waived by express action of the board

  

The ability to enter property is subject to several qualifications and limitations, as described within the foregoing statutes. Copies of the statutes can be obtained at public depositories throughout the State of Wisconsin, and from the State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau website or a copy may be obtained from the municipal clerk upon payment of applicable copying charges.
 
 
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