7725 W. North Ave.
Ph: (414) 479-8969
Fx: (414) 479-8972
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Assessor's Office is assigned the task of appraising, or valuing real and personal property at fair market value for tax purposes. The City Assessor does not
set, nor collect taxes.
The City Assessor has three major duties:
- to discover
- to list
- to value all taxable property within the jurisdiction of the city.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has prepared a helpful Guide for Property Owners that provides more information about property assessment and taxation in Wisconsin. They have also prepared an article about Property Assessments in a Declining Market.
Open Book Period: May 15-26, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Initial Board of Review Date: June 6, 2017 at 9:00 am
Frequently Asked Questions
Tax Bill Insert
Assessment Process Brochure
Once the assessment roll affidavit is signed, the values can only be changed by the local Board of Review, an appeal to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, or through litigation.
Assessed values are established as of January 1 according Chapter 70 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and each tax assessment is absolute.
Wisconsin Laws, Chapter 39 (1975) define criteria for staff certification. Employees must be state certified to legally perform described duties. Of 1,849 jurisdictions in Wisconsin, 52 require the state's Assessor II certification, including the City of Wauwatosa.