OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW
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Open Book: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 All Open Book inquiries will be by phone or email only
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 70.45 of Wis. Statutes, the Assessment Roll of the City of Wisconsin Rapids will be completed and open for public examination on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the City’s website. Please visit the Assessment Roll page to view the 2020 assessment roll.
Board of Review: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the City of Wisconsin Rapids Board Of Review will meet on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the 1st Floor Conference Room at City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, City of Wisconsin Rapids to hear sworn testimony from property owners objecting to their assessments pursuant to Sec. 70.47 (1) of the Wis. Statutes.
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Information Only -- 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 715-421-8228 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.