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

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.
April - June Assessment notices mailed to property owners in non-revaluation years and assessment roll available for inspection.
Within first 45 days beginning the 4th Monday of April as determined by state law.

Board of Review meets for first meeting and may adjourn to a later date.

Helpful Links & Forms

Our Links

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Information


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.


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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