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FAQ


Can I find the assessment on other properties?

Will I be notified if there is a change in my assessment? 

Will all assessed values change in a revaluation? 

Why do assessments change at different rates? 

If you didn't view my property how will you determine my assessment value? 

How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property? 

What if I don't agree with my assessment? 

What if, after this Open Book Session, I still disagree with the assessment? 

What is the most compelling evidence I can present to the Board of Review? 

What if there are no comparable sales? 

What happens after I present my evidence? 

When does the Board of Review make a ruling? 

Can I Protest My Taxes at the Time of Payment? 

 

 

 

 

Can I find the assessment on other properties?

The Assessment Roll is available for review in the Clerk's Office.  Or you may visit: http://dc-web.co.dane.wi.us/dane

 

 

Will I be notified if there is a change in my assessment? 

Yes, Wisconsin Law requires that whenever there is any change in an assessment the owner be notified.

 

 

Will all assessed values change in a revaluation? 

Most likely, no however, not all assessed values will change at the same rate.  Market value will have increased more for some neighborhoods and property types than for others.  One purpose of a revaluation is to make sure that the assessed values accurately reflect the changes that have occurred in market values.

 

  

Why do assessments change at different rates? 

There are differences between individual properties and between neighborhoods.  In one area, the sales may indicate a substantial increase in value in a given year.  In another neighborhood, there may be no change in property values.

Different types of properties within the same neighborhood may also show different value changes.  For example, one-story houses may be more in demand than two-story houses or vice versa.  Older homes in the same area may be rising in value more slowly than newer homes. 

Among the numerous factors to be considered that will cause values to differ are location, condition, size, quality, number of bedrooms or baths, basement finish, garages, and many others.

  

 

 

If you didn't view my property how will you determine my assessment value? 

The law requires that property be valued from a physical inspection, whenever possible, or the best information available.  This would include prior physical inspections, exterior inspections, comparable sales and equity analysis or permits issued.

 

 

 

How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property? 

As property values change in the marketplace, those changes must be reflected on the assessment roll.  General economic conditions such as interest rates; inflation rates and changes in the tax laws may influence the selling price of real estate in the market.

 

 

What if I don't agree with my assessment? 

Once the assessment notices are mailed, copies of the assessment roll will be available so you may compare your assessed value to other comparable properties.  Rolls will be available at the Municipal Building.  At Open Book session you can learn what type of descriptive information we have on your property, how your assessment was made, and what factors were considered in the value.  If you have specific questions about your assessment after reviewing the roll, appointment times will be available to talk with an assessor.  The assessor will not be able to answer questions about your taxes, just the assessed value of your property.

 

What if, after this Open Book Session, I still disagree with the assessment? 

You must first file a written of oral notice of intent to object with the Village Clerk. Objection notices must be received in the clerk's office. A formal objection must also be completed. The Village Clerk's office will notify all property owners that have filed an objection when their hearing is scheduled before the Board of Review. 

The Board of Review operates like a court, but isn't as formal.  It can hear only sworn oral testimony and will hear testimony from you or your representative and from the assessor. 

 

For a complete guide to appeal rights you may check the following Internet site:

http://www.dor.state.wi.us  Publications / Government

Guide for Property Owners

Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Real Property Owners

 

What is the most compelling evidence I can present to the Board of Review? 

Recent sale of your property, sale contract or recent comparable sales.

 

 

What if there are no comparable sales? 

When there are no recent Arm's-Length comparable sales, the value may be estimated using other available information.  This may include sales of less comparable properties, asking prices, cost and income approaches to value, options to purchase, recent appraisals of your property, insurance estimates, and assessments of other comparable properties.

 

 

What happens after I present my evidence? 

After you have presented your evidence and answered any questions, it is the assessor's turn to present evidence.  The assessor presents evidence to support the assessment and answers questions from the Board members.  You will also have an opportunity to ask the assessor questions.

  

 

When does the Board of Review make a ruling? 

The Board makes rulings at the end of each individual hearing.

Property owners will also be notified of the board's determination in writing.

 

 

 

 

Can I Protest My Taxes at the Time of Payment? 

Unless your taxes are illegal in some respect and you are prepared to file a claim in circuit court for recovery of the unlawful tax, the "protest" has little value.  The time for appealing your assessment has passed by the time the taxes are determined.
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