TAX / ASSESSMENT
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The Wisconsin Constitution requires, with few exceptions, that all taxable property in the state be taxed uniformly. The uniform basis for assessment, established by the legislature, is the property’s full value that could ordinarily be obtained at a private sale. Wisconsin state law requires that all taxable property be valued annually on January 1, and these assessed values will be used on the tax bills created in December of that year.
CHANGES IN ASSESSMENT
Disputing Assessment Values
The assessor must send a written notice to property owners whose real estate assessments have increased by $300 or more. The notice must show the new assessment. This must be done at least 10 days before the board of review meets.
The meeting with the assessor or open book session can be helpful. Perhaps there was an erroneous description of the property or an arithmetical mistake. These errors are correctable by the assessor very easily.
For other changes, the owner should ask the assessor to explain the procedure used in arriving at the assessment. The assessor should have detailed records and other information to do this. If a taxpayer, after talking with the assessor, still feels the property is not equitably assessed compared with similar property in the municipality, the next step is to appeal the assessment. While each assessment of real estate is divided between the value of land and the value of improvements, only the total value can be appealed. In making the decision to appeal, the owner should be aware: 1) the assessor’s value is presumed correct unless proven otherwise; 2) the board of review may change an assessment based only on evidence presented to it by the taxpayer or his or her representative; 3) the evidence must be factual in nature, not just a matter of opinion; and 4) a small percent difference between the market value as established by the assessor and the taxpayer’s idea of value usually is not sufficient to warrant a change by the board of review. Also, a property owner who previously had refused the assessor’s written request to view the property is not eligible to protest the resulting assessment.
GENERAL OUTLINE OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW AND APPEAL PROCEDURES
1. After the assessment roll is completed: contact local clerk to find out individual assessment: or receive notification of increase in assessment; or inspect assessment roll located in County Treasurer’s office.
2. Determine if assessment is equitable.
3. If not, talk with assessor about the assessment.
4. If not satisfied with the explanation, file objection form and appear before board of review.
5. If dissatisfied with board of review decision, consider 1 of 3 possible appeals: circuit court; Department of Revenue or local governing body. Department of Revenue or governing body of decision that is adverse to property owner may be appealed to the circuit court.
6. Beyond circuit court, further appeal may be to the court of appeals and then to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Tax Rates For 2020
Total Tax: $ 18.581051 Total Tax: $18.727683 Total Tax: $ 17.075589
State: State: State: County: 5.612612 County: 5.612612 County: 5.612612
Local: 3.430080 Local: 3.430080 Local: 3.430080
School: 10.460223 School: 10.606855 School: 8.954761
School/H: School/H: School/H: FVTC: 0.976198 FVTC: 0.976198 FVTC: 0.976198
Subtotal: 20.479113 Subtotal: 20.625745 Subtotal: 18.973651
Sch. Credit: 1.898062 Sch. Credit: 1.898062 Sch. Credit: 1.898062
Dog Licenses and Tax Collection
- $8.00 For Male or Female – Unneutered or Unspayed.
- $3.00 For Male or Female – Neutered or Spayed.
- LICENSES WILL NOT BE ISSUED WITHOUT PROOF OF RABIES VACCINATION.
ALL TAX PAYMENTS, EITHER HALF OR FULL ARE DUE JANUARY 31, 2021.
Because of the pandemic, the treasurer will be only collecting taxes by mail this year. Please mail payments to Town of Stockbridge, N3551 County Road C, Chilton, WI 53014-9757.
When mailing your tax payment please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have a receipt .
Our building inspector is Brian Witkowski:
Witkowski Inspection Agency, LLC
18 West Main St. • Suite K
Chilton, WI 53014
Phone: (920) 912-0832
Inspector hours are by appointment.
- Office in not regularly staffed so please call for an appointment.
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