What we do

We appraise or value real and personal property at fair market value for tax purposes. We do not set or collect taxes. We handle three major duties:

  • to discover
  • to list
  • to value all taxable property within Wauwatosa

Contact us with questions about a property, property assessments, or related topics. You can also use the Property Search tool to research properties.

Important Dates

Date Event
January 1 Assessment Date: All property is assessed as it existed on this date.
March 1 Last day to file exemption request forms and personal property returns.
Mid August Assessment notices mailed to property owners and assessment roll available for inspection.
August 12 - September 12  Open Book Inspection Period
 September  Board of Review

Revaluation Year

In 2019, our Assessor’s Office will complete a revaluation. This is a city-wide complete and thorough review of all property assessments. We make value adjustments where necessary to guarantee that all property is assessed at market value. This ensures that taxes are distributed equitably. Learn more about the revaluation: how this affects property owners, how you can participate, and what to do if you have questions.

What Does an Assessor Do?

Helpful Links & Forms

Our Links

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Information

Appeals

Once the assessment roll affidavit is signed, values can only be changed by the local Board of Review, an appeal to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, or through litigation.

Authority

Assessed values are established as of January 1 according Chapter 70 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and each tax assessment is absolute.

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