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COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

COVID-19 and 2020 Property Assessments

Assessor's Offices Closed

March 16, 2020: Due to ongoing concerns in relation to COVID-19 Publich Health Emergency, the Assessor's Office will be closed to walk-in service effective immediately.

Customer Assistance

Though our offices are closed, our employees are working from home and we remain available for assistance.

Be aware that response times may be delayed due to limited staffing.

We understand these changes are an inconvenience, but the health and safety of our team members and the community is our greatest concern.

We wish you well in this uncertain time.

Biennial Exemption Reports and Personal Property Returns

Biennial Exemption Reports and Personal Property Returns can be submitted to our office using one of the following options:


2020 Biennial Exemption Reports


2020 Personal Property Returns

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2020

The 2020 Personal Property (PA-003) return is now available.  Deadline has been extended to April 1, 2020.  Businesses with a personal property accounts will be mailed letters in early January requesting business owners to download and complete the form.  The completed and signed form is to be returned to our office on or before March April 1, 2020. For more information about personal property retuns, click here.


Property Record Requests

Online property data resources

When visiting our office

  • If you would like to view more than 3 property records, we will need 24 hour notice. Please call 414-286-3651 to arrange to have the files brought to the front desk for viewing. Each property record file will be looked at by staff prior to viewing to remove confidential information. A Records Request Form will need to be filled out and signed.  If prior notice is not provided, the requested records will be available within 24 hours.
  • If copies are needed, we provide one free copy of the computer generated property record card. Anything after that is 25 cents per page. Plat map pages are $2 each.  Cash only.  If you need more than 10 copies, we will also need 24 hour notice.

2020 Assessment Notices

2020 assessment notices will be mailed in April, 2020.

Property Assessment and Revaluation

The City Assessor’s Office is responsible for estimating the market value of all locally assessable property in the City of Milwaukee and producing an annual assessment roll listing all taxable property as of January 1st of each year.

The assessment roll describes the property, states the assessed value as of January 1st and lists the owner’s name and address. Property tax statements are computed in December using values on the assessment roll.

Appeals and Objections

Assessments can be appealed during the period between the end of April when notices are mailed and the 3rd Monday in May.

An objection must be filed by requesting an objection form and returning the completed form to the Assessor's office by the deadline.

See the links below for more information on the appeals and objection process.


The Assessor's Office is not responsible for the content of sites linked through its site.

* While the data within this site is believed to be correct, no warranty is given or implied as to its accuracy. DO NOT make any decisions to buy or sell real estate based solely on the data presented on this Web site. Verify all pertinent data prior to making any final decisions.

* Timeliness of data: Except for January, the ownership, sales and assessment data on our site is updated on or about the 25th of each month. 

City of Milwaukee  

Contact Us

City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 507
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

414-286-3651
assessor@milwaukee.gov

City of Milwaukee Assessment Commissioner Steve Miner  

Assessment Commissioner

Steve Miner

Phone: 414-286-3651
sminer@milwaukee.gov

 

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