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.
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.
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.
· 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