Assessor's Office

  1. Responsibilities
  2. Property Data
  3. Appeal Process

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, and mathematical skills.

Guidelines

Recertification is required once every three years and is based on proof of continuing education in the assessment profession. The certification guidelines are found in the Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual and Chapter 70 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Useful Documents