forms can be obtained from the Village office or from the Assessor.
The objector is to file a
written or oral notice of intent to object with the Village Clerk. A
formal objection form must be completed and filed with the clerk of the
Board of Review prior to the first two hours of the board's meeting.
Board of Review 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 designated representative may testify
concerning your assessment objection. You must prove that your
property is inequitably assessed when compared to the general level of
assessment within your tax district. No person shall be allowed to
appear before the Board of Review, or to contest the amount of any
assessment of real or personal property if they have refused a
reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view the
property, 70.47(7)(aa), WI Statutes. From the evidence before it,
the Board shall determine whether the assessor's valuation is correct.
The Board cannot change any value as fixed by the assessor except upon
sworn oral testimony produced for that purpose, or as provided in 70.47
(10), WI Statutes. The Board shall presume that the
assessor's valuation is correct. That presumption may be
rebutted by sufficient evidence showing by the objector that the
valuation is incorrect.
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