OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW
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2019 Assessment Notices
An assessment notice will be mailed the second week of May to all property owners in the City whose 2019 assessed value increased or decreased. If you recently sold or purchased a property and want to verify your mailing address, please email our office at email@example.com. Legal ownership changes will only be made if they are recorded by Wood County.
2019 Open Book and Board of Review Dates
The City of Wisconsin Rapids has set the 2019 Open Book and Board of Review dates as follows:
Open Book: Wednesday, May 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Book will be held at City Hall, 444 West Grand Ave., 2nd Floor, Assessor's Office. No appointment is necessary.
Upon receipt of the assessment notice, taxpayers are welcome and encouraged to contact our office to discuss their assessment. It is not necessary to wait until the Open Book date. Multi-parcel property owners with assessment questions or concerns, are invited to schedule an appointment with the City Assessor before Open Book. The phone number to call is 715-421-8230.
Board of Review: Wednesday, May 22 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. B.O.R. will be held at City Hall, 444 West Grand Ave.,1st Floor Conference Room.
Please visit the resources and forms page, property owner guide, to review the Board of Review process and requirements.
Assessment Objection Procedure:
Property owners with questions about their assessment are encouraged to contact the Assessor’s Office during or before open book. Assessment staff members will be available to answer questions and explain the procedures used to determine assessed values. Many questions regarding assessment can be answered with a phone conversation; however, if you prefer to discuss your assessment in our office, please schedule an appointment by calling 715-421-8230 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you discussed your assessment with the assessor and do not agree with the determination, you may appeal your assessment to the Board of Review. If you wish to appeal your assessment, you will need to file a written or oral intent to object with the city clerk at least 48 hours before the opening of the Board of Review. In addition, you must complete an approved objection form and file it with the clerk of the Board of Review prior to or within the first two hours of the Board's first scheduled meeting. Objection forms are available from the city clerk’s office.
The Board of Review process operates like a court. Their function is not one of valuation, but of deciding the validity of the facts presented orally before them. You or your representative may testify concerning your assessment objection. You must prove that your property is not equitably assessed when compared to the general level of assessment within your tax district.
The Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Real Property Owners includes additional information about the appeal process.