Assessor's Office

Responsibilities


Setting Value


The Assessor is responsible for setting the value of all property within the Village to determine the taxable value of real and personal property. Currently the Village contracts with Tyler Technologies to provide assessing services.

Fair Share


The function of the Assessor's Office is to assure the equitable distribution of the total tax burden within the Village. It does not determine the total amount of revenues to be raised. In other words, the assessment process assures that each property bears its fair share of the tax burden - no more, no less.

Certification


Testing


The Village Assessor must be certified by the State Department of Revenue. Certification is obtained by completing tests that check for knowledge of assessment law, construction techniques, forms of depreciation, mathematical skills and much more.

Guidelines


Recertification is required once every three years and is based on proof of continuing education in the assessment process. Valuation is based on the application of sound, workable appraisal guidelines. These guidelines are found in the Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual and Chapter 70 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Valuation


Property Record Card


The Village Assessor is charged with the task of valuing all taxable property within the Village jurisdiction. Each parcel in the Village is assigned a key number, which is placed on a property record card along with a legal description and mailing address of the owner.

Card Details


Items listed on the Property Record Card include:
  • Building dimensions
  • Age
  • Building permit information
  • Square footage
  • Lot size
  • Style and construction of the property
  • Number of rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Quality and grade of mechanical equipment Cards
  • Attachments to the property such as decks, patios and porches

Property Data (Year Built, Square Footage, etc.) is also available online by clicking here.

Public Viewing


A copy of the property record card for each parcel in the Village is available for public viewing during the Village Assessor's regular business hours. This copy also includes the assessment and the last selling price for the parcel. When assessments are finalized, they are listed by key number on the assessment roll. The assessment roll is available for public inspection during regular business hours.

Market Value


Market value is based on finding similar properties that have sold recently. Great care is taken in comparing the condition, desirability and utility (known as the CDU) of similar properties. Assessments are derived by dividing the market value of a property by the level of assessment for the entire Village. To obtain the level of assessment as of January 1st and an estimated current level of assessment please contact the Assessor's Office.

If you have questions about any assessments in the Village, please contact the Assessor's Office.