All taxable property within the Village of Germantown will be reassessed this year. Notices of Assessment will be mailed to property owners indicating the new assessments in late August. Please wait for your notice of assessment before scheduling an Open Book or Board of Review appointment with the Assessment Staff. You may discuss assessments with the assessor by calling 1-800-721-4157 or going to their website at www.apraz.com. Click Here for information from the Assessor. Click Here for Information from the Village Clerk Watch this short video on how assessments work.
Notices mailed to Property Owners: August 26, 2019.
Open Book: Thursday, September 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
Open Book: Friday, September 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open Book: Additional Date of, September 16, 2019, Call the Assessor for an appointment. 800-721-4157
Board of Review: Begins Thursday, October 17, 2019. 9:00 a.m.
You may attend Open Book to discuss your property value with the assessor. Each year, the assessor will conduct meetings with property owners who wish to discuss their assessment. It is recommended to make an appointment with the Assessor for Open Book, by calling 920-749-1995 or 800-721-4157.
Board of Review
If you still wish to appeal your assessment after a conversation with the Assessor, the next step is Board of Review. Board of Review operates much like a court. Property owners who wish to appeal their assessment to the Board are required to do the following:
Provide the Clerk's Office a written or oral notice of intent to file an objection 48 hours prior to the start of the Board of Review.
Complete and file with the Clerk' Office the proper objection form, Objection Form for Real Property Assessment. It is recommended that objectors complete and file this form at the same time they provide their notice of intent.
Provide the Clerk’s Office with Copies of documents you will be presenting to the Board during your hearing.
If you submit an appraisal, the appraiser should be present at the hearing for follow up questions.
The burden of proof is on the property owner to show that the assessment is incorrect. Per State Statute, the assessed value is presumed to be correct; it is your responsibility to prove that the property is over-assessed in comparison with similar properties.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue Guide for Property Owners contains more information.
Property Tax- Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Guide for Property Owners
Property Assessment Appeal Guide
Objection Form for Real Property Assessment
Objection Form for Personal Property Assessment
Notice of Intent to File Objection with the Board of Review