2022 Real Property Assessment Information

The City of Milwaukee Assessor’s Office typically performs a citywide revaluation every year, and has done so for 2022. A revaluation will result in changes to the assessed values for most properties. In 2021, the City did not perform a revaluation, however, and instead did a maintenance assessment. That means that most properties did not see a change in their assessed values unless there were changes to a property or a correction was made. A revaluation assessment is broader than a maintenance assessment. In a revaluation, the assessor looks at the prior years’ sales to update assessments citywide, in addition to property changes and corrections. Revaluations are important to ensure that assessments are accurate and uniform. Because the assessed value determines what percentage of the City’s levy a property owner is responsible for, accuracy and uniformity are necessary to ensure fairness.

In certain cases, a property owner will disagree with the assessed value established by the assessor. On the back of your 2022 assessment notice you will find instructions on how to appeal your assessment. We encourage you, however, to read through the FAQs below, as they may provide the answers to the questions you have. If you still have questions, we encourage you to call and talk with an appraiser about your assessment during the Open Book period, the period of time the assessment roll is open for examination. This year, Open Book will be held April 18-May 16, 2022, from 8:00 am-4:45 pm. Monday-Friday. Additionally, you can call the appraiser hotline at (414) 286-6565.

2022 assessed values are now available for lookup at assessments.milwaukee.gov

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  Important dates and deadlines for 2022.
  • First day of Open Book: Monday, April 18, 2022
  • Last day of Open Book: Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Deadline to file an appeal: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 4:45 pm
  What is the difference between a Revaluation and a Maintenance year?

Assessments fall into two broad categories: maintenance and revaluation. Maintenance consists of utilizing the assessment roll from the previous year and updating values to the current level of assessment when changes warrant. Examples of changes include new construction, combining or splitting of parcels, remodeling, demolition, annexation and zoning changes, changes in classification, and other occurrences that might affect value or the attributes of the parcel. These changes may, or may not, result in a change in value; nonetheless each of these requires the Property Record Card (PRC) to be updated. Reliable valuation depends on reliable data so ongoing maintenance and updating of information is a high-priority responsibility for all assessors.

  Will every property owner receive an assessment notice?


  If I do not get an assessment notice, does that mean I cannot contest my assessment?

No. Property owners have the right to contest their assessment. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) provides many useful guides. The Guide for Property Owners describes the assessment process including Open Book and Board of Review processes.

  If I believe my property assessment is incorrect, what can I do?

Please contact us at (414) 286-6565 and provide any additional information that you believe affect the value of your property. Information we may consider might be a cost to cure a property deficiency, actual construction cost statements, operating statements, appraisals, comparable sales, vacancy rates, income and expense statements, etc. Please provide this information as soon as possible so it may be considered as we complete the assessment roll.

  How can I attend Open Book?

· Contact the Assessor's Office via via the Ask the Assessor web application
· Call the Assessor's Office at (414) 286-6565 to speak with an appraiser
· Visit the ASsessor's Office in Room 507 of Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street

  How will a change in my assessment affect my tax bill?

Nicole F. Larsen

Commissioner of Assessments


Web Request: Ask the Assessor

@ [email protected]

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

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM


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