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Personal Property Assessment Data

Personal Property Assessments can now be downloaded from the City of Milwaukee Open Data Portal.

2020 Personal Property Return

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2020

In January 2020, businesses with personal property accounts will be sent a letter requesting the personal property return to be downloaded, completed and then signed and returned to the Assessor's Office.  The Assessor's office no longer mails a full copy of the personal property Return.

Instructions for completing the 2020 Wisconsin Statement of Personal Property form PA-003, can be found in three different formats via the links on the right. This form is to be filled out by all businesses per Wisconsin State Statute section 70.35 as follows:

  • The assessor shall require such person, firm or corporation to submit a return of all personal property and the taxable value thereof.  A Statement of Personal Property must be filed for each business location for those companies with multiple sites in the City of Milwaukee.
  • Each return shall be filed with the assessor on or before March April 1st of the year in which the assessment provided by s 70.10 is made.  Returns received after March April 1st are subject to doomage as well as not receiving the exempt computer benefit.
  • Failure to file: If you fail to file, the assessor must estimate the value of your property using the best information available. In addition, you shall be denied any right of abatement by the board of review, under Section 70.35 (4), Wis. Statutes. Personal Property includes furniture, fixtures, equipment, tools, signs, supplies, etc. used in your business.

The NAICS code is a requested field on the 2020 form. NAICS codes can be found at:

The completed and signed form is to be returned to our office on or before March April 1, 2020. We are able to accept forms by email. Please email to   If you are not able to access these forms, please contact the assessor’s office.  

If further assistance is needed, please contact your accountant or our office at (414) 286-3651 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.