Open Book Notice
The Assessor for the City of Omro will have Open Book of Real Estate and Personal Property Assessments for 2011 on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 1:00-3:00 PM in his office at Omro City Hall located at 205 S. Webster Avenue. The Assessor will be available to answer questions regarding assessments.
FAQs -Wisconsin Department of Revenue
For more information, you may visit the website of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue's FAQs section.
Property Assessment Appeal Guide
The purpose of this guide is to help property owners in Wisconsin understand, and if necessary, appeal their real property assessments. This guide is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
Board Of Review Notice
Notice is hereby given that any property owner objecting to their property assessment may obtain an objection form from the Assessor and file it with the City Clerk for a hearing before the Board of Review. The Board of Review hearing will be held in the Council Chambers of Omro City Hall at 205 S. Webster Avenue on: Monday, May 16, 2011 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Board of Review shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone.
No person shall be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property.
After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the board about that person’s objection except at a session of the board.
No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board or at least 48 hours before objection is heard if the objection is allowed under sub. (3)(a), that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sub. (6m) and if so which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.
When appearing before the board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under s. 73.03 (2a), that the assessor requests. The municipality or county shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35(1).
Linda K. Kutchenriter
Publish: April 27, 2011