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State Statutes require municipalities to be within 10% of full market value at least once within a five-year period. The City of Amery has been outside that range and out of compliance for the last 5 years. A revaluation is done to bring assessments closer to 100% of full market value. The last time there was a village wide revaluation was in 2011.
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It means that the City of Amery will make a present day, full market assessment of your property. In other words, if your property would sell for $100,000 at the present time, this amount would approximate your new assessment.
Not necessarily. Only the property owners who are not presently paying their fair share of the tax burden will pay more taxes. Property owners paying more than their full share of taxes at this time will pay less.
No. Several factors can affect the rate of change such as location, style of property, age, condition, undocumented updates, ect.
No, this will not raise the total amount of taxes levied on property in the City of Amery. With the total of all the assessments in the City increasing, the tax rate will be reduced by the same percentage to generate the same tax dollars.
The revaluation program is based on the sales approach. The value of properties in the community are compared to actual sale prices supplied to the City of Amery by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. These are actual property sales, and they are then compared to the assessed value of like properties using a computer model.
Assessors consider information from many sources to determine your assessment including: • Comparable property sales, including recent arm’s length sale(s) of comparable properties; • Current construction costs; • Improvements to property; • Location; • Depreciation; • Legal restrictions (ie. zoning ordinances); • General economic changes in the community.
This is a full exterior revaluation. This means the Assessor will review recent sales, existing property records and view each property exterior to calculate assessments. An appraiser will not need to view the interior of your home in most cases. If they do need to view the interior, you will receive a letter from Bowmar Appraisal, Inc.
The appraiser will leave a door tag indicating they were there and whether they have any additional questions for the property owner.
No, the field representative gathers data only. The actual assessment will be calculated at a later date.
Yes, you may refuse information and entry to your home or business.
Yes and No, if you refuse entry to your home you still have the right to appeal. State law allows a property owner to refuse entry into the home and does not prohibit the owner from objecting to their assessment under Section 70.05 (4m) State Statues. If you refuse entry on your property for an exterior view, after written request from assessor, you are not allowed to appeal under Section 70.47 (7)(aa) State Statutes.
Each property owner will be mailed a notice of their property’s assessment, called the Notice of Assessment. The notice will list your current property value and your new property value. The Notice of Assessment will be sent as soon as the figures are available.
Yes, on the same notice you receive informing you of your new assessment, a date and time will be indicated when you will be able to appear at an informal hearing (Open Book) to discuss whatever questions you may have regarding your property.
Yes, all conferences will be in private.
Yes, we encourage this comparison. It is one of the basic criteria used to arrive at a fair assessment. The assessment roll is always open for inspection.
The formal Board of Review will be held shortly after these conferences. After filing a written petition of objection with the Municipal Clerk at least 48 hours in advance of the Board of Review, you can appear before the Board of Review. In addition, you must complete the Objection to Real Property Assessment and file it with the Municipal Clerk prior to or within the first two hours of the Board of Review’s first scheduled hearing. At the Board of Review you will give testimony and have the Board decide whether or not your assessment is fair.
You can then appeal the decision to the Circuit Court.
The tax bill you receive in December 2022 will be based on the new assessment.
Nothing out of the ordinary will happen as your new home will be appraised as of January 1, 2022. If the new home is started after January 1, 2022, it will not be assessed until January 1, 2023. If it is partially complete on January 1, 2022, it will receive a partial assessment as of that date.