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2018 Assessment Notice
On July 20, assessment notices were mailed to all property owners in the City of Wisconsin Rapids whose 2018 assessed value increased or decreased. Notices were mailed to the property owner and address on file when the preliminary values were completed. Due to timing issues, if you sold or purchased a home within the last few months, it is possible that ownership was not updated when the notices were printed. If you recently sold or purchased a property in the City, or if your mailing address changed in 2018 AND if you didn't receive a notice of assessment, please email the Assessor's Office. Ownership changes can only be made in our system if a deed was recorded with Wood County.
Open Book was held on Wednesday and Thursday, August 8-9, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Assessor's Office on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 444 West Grand Ave.
Board of Review was held on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the 1rst Floor Conference Room at City Hall, 444 West Grand Ave.
The 2018 official notice of open book and board of review and the objection guidelines are posted by the City Clerk's Office. Information may be found on this website, City Clerk page, pursuant to Section 70.45 of Wisconsin Statutes.
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.