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

 2014 Open Book and Board of Review Dates

Notices of Assessment Mailed    June 2, 2014

 
 The Village is not conducting a revaluation for 2014.  Only those property owners whose assessment changed for 2014 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 2014 will also receive a notice as to whether or not the 2014 assessment has changed.  The Notice of Assessment will contain instructions on how and when to contact the Assessor’s Office to discuss the 2014 assessment.

Open Book Period   June 3 - June 18, 2014 
 
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 2014 assessment on selected days during this period.  To schedule an appointment during Open Book contact the Assessor’s Office at 262-532-4220.
  Value Listing for Open Book

Open Book Determination Letters Mailed    June 19 - June 24, 2014

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 2014 assessment to the Board of Review.                                       

Board of Review    July 9, 2014

The 2014 Board of Review is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Village Hall.  Property owners that wish to appeal their 2014 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 Monday, July 7, 2014 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 July 9, 2014 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 2014 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.
 
2013 Property Assessment Lookup
The 2013 Property Assessment Lookup allows you to search for property data, including assessment values, by entering part of an address or tax key in a search box.


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