NOTICE OF PROPERTY ASSESSMENT AND REVALUATION January 1, 2020

NOTICE OF PROPERTY ASSESSMENT AND REVALUATION
January 1, 2020
Revaluation: The municipality is required to keep properties in compliance of full
value at least once in every 5−year period. The municipality is conducting a
revaluation for the 2020 assessment roll. As such, we will be periodically
conducting inspections on properties until such time that we have completed our
assessment roll.
Notice of Assessor’s Authority to Enter Land:
The trespass law in Wisconsin entitles the assessor to enter a property once
during an assessment cycle unless the property owner has notified the assessor
in advance to deny entry. Additional visits may be authorized by the property
owner. Assessors are restricted to the following conditions when entering
property:
1) The reason for the entry must be to make an assessment on behalf of the
state or a political subdivision.
2) The entry must be on a weekday during daylight hours, or at another time as
agreed upon with the property owner.
3) The assessor’s visit must not be more than one hour.
4) The assessor must not open doors, enter through open doors, or look into
windows of structures.
5) If the property owner or occupant is not present, the assessor must leave a
notice on the principal building providing the owner with information on how to
contact them.
6) The assessor may not enter the premises if they have received a notice from
the property owner or occupant denying them entry.
7) The assessor must leave if the property owner or occupant asks them to
leave.
In 2009, Wisconsin Act 68 was enacted to amend Section 70.05(5)(b) Wis. Stats.
and to create Section 70.05 (4m), 895, 488, 943.13 (4m)(d) and 943.15(1m) of
the statutes; relating to: partially exempting an assessor and an assessor’s staff
from liability for trespassing, creating immunity from civil liability, and changing
the notice requirements relating to the revaluation of property by an assessor.
Copies of the applicable statutes can be obtained at public depositories
throughout the State of Wisconsin, and from the State of Wisconsin Legislative
Reference Bureau website (www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html)