Board of Review

Open Book is scheduled for April 23, 2024, 9am – 4pm, Assessor’s Office, 3rd Floor City Hall, 211 Walnut Street

Board of Review is scheduled for May 23, 2024, 1pm-3pm, Council Chambers, City Hall, 211 Walnut Street

Board of Review (BOR) is a quasi-judicial body that reviews and decides cases where property owners disagree with the assessment of their property.  It’s part of the checks and balances of the Assessor’s Office.  The Board of Review powers and duties are defined by Wis. Stats. Sec 70.46 & 70.48 as follows:

  • Adjust assessments when they are proven incorrect by sworn oral testimony
  • Correct any errors or omissions in the descriptions or computations found on the assessment roll
  • Check the assessment roll for omitted property and double assessments

When an objection is filed with the Board of Review, the Board:

  • Holds a hearing
  • Hears both the property owner’s side as well as the assessor’s side of the case
  • Renders an opinion based on sworn oral testimony given at the hearing

By statutes, the Board of Review meets annually in May for a two-hour period.

 The Board of Review consists of seven residents of the City, five regular members and two alternate members, none of whom shall occupy any public office or be publicly employed. The alternate members are authorized to act as full members of the Board only in the event of the resignation or absence of a regular member and shall count towards quorum requirements only when acting as a regular member. The quorum for the Board of Review shall be three regular members.