The Board of Review consists of 5 citizens of Allouez none of whom occupy any public office or are publicly employed by the Village. The Board of Review is not responsible for assessing property, but for deciding the validity of the facts presented before it at an appeal. The activities of the Board are governed by Wis. Stats 70.47.
Open Book Scheduled
May 22nd 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Allouez Village Hall
Notice that the Assessment Roll will be open for Examination / Open Book
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Village of Allouez, Brown County
Pursuant to Wis. Stat §70.45, the assessment roll for the Year 2023 will be open for examination starting on the 22nd of May, 2023 at the Allouez Village Hall, 1900 Libal Street, during office hours, Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Additionally, the Assessor will be available on Monday, May 22nd from 9:30a.m to 11:30a.m. at the Allouez Village Hall to discuss your 2023 assessment.
Instructional material will be provided at the open book to persons who wish to object to valuations under Wis. Stat. §70.47.
Notice is hereby given this 4th day of May, 2023 by:
Carrie Zittlow, Village of Allouez Clerk
Notice of the Board of Review for the Village of Allouez
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Village of Allouez, Brown County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on May 30, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Allouez Village Hall, 1900 Libal St., Green Bay, WI. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board of Review:
- After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board of Review’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 of Review about the person’s objection, except at a session of the Board of Review. Open book shall occur no less than 7 days prior to the Board of Review.
- The Board of Review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the Board of Review’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the Board of Review Clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the Board of Review shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the Board of Review’s first scheduled meeting, and the Board of Review may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session, or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days, with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the Board of Review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting.
- Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the Board of Review Clerk within the first 2 hours of the Board of Review’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the Board of Review may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session, or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The Board of Review may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, and the Board of Review shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the Board of Review in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the Board of Review, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the Board.
- When appearing before the Board of Review, the objecting 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 used to arrive at that estimate.
- No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board of Review by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless no later than 7 days before the first meeting of the Board of Review, the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses that the assessor requests, as specified in Assessor’s Manual Under Stat. § 73.03(2a). The Village of Allouez has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order of a court. The information that is provided in this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Wis. Stat. § 19.35(1).
- 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, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse prescriber certified under s. 441.16(2) that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone unless the Board of Review, in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.
- No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board of Review by telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board of Review , or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under Wis. Stat. § 70.47(3)(a), that person provides notice to the Board of Review Clerk as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the Board of Review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.
- 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 enter onto property to conduct an exterior view of the real or personal property being assessed.
Notice is hereby given this 4th day of May, 2023.
Carrie Zittlow, Village of Allouez Clerk
Objection Forms and Information
Wisconsin Department of Review – Board of Review Page
2023 Guide for Property Owners
Notice of Intent to File Objection with Board of Review
PA-115A Objection to Real Property Assessment Form (Use this one for Real Estate)
PA-115B Objection to Personal Property Assessment Form
PA-813 Request for Waiver of Board of Review Hearing
PROCEDURES LEADING UP TO AND FOR THE BOARD OF REVIEW
If you have concerns about your assessed value, we recommend the following steps:
1. Call the Village Assessor’s Office at (920) 468-9698 – discuss your assessment with Fair Market Assessments. Get an explanation of your property value and verify that all information about your property is accurate.
2. If you and the Assessor disagree with the value of your property, you may appeal your assessment at the annual Board of Review. You will need to contact the Village Clerk. An appeal form must be completed and returned to the Clerk’s office. All questions on the form must be answered.
Board of Review appeals are by appointment only and must be scheduled 48 hours prior to the beginning of the Board of Review.
WHAT SHALL I DO WHEN I APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD OF REVIEW?
1. Objector (or agent) will be sworn in and provide testimony under oath supporting your value.
2. Merely stating my taxes are too high or that my increase is too high are not valid statements for the Board to lower your assessment. The evidence presented must be factual in nature, not just a matter of opinion. You must be able to prove what you believe to be the total fair market value of your property.
Suggestions on how to prepare for the Board of Review
1. The value of your property should be based on comparable sales that have occurred. Not on the assessed values of similar properties.
2. Present facts and comparisons to the Board, not just opinions.
3. Be sure to verbally state your testimony and do not rely on documentations.
Procedure after Board of Review
The Board of Review consists of 5 citizens of Allouez none of whom occupy any public office or are publicly employed by the Village. The Board of Review is not responsible for assessing property, but for deciding the validity of the facts presented before it at an appeal.
1. You will be notified of the determination made by the Board of Review. This notice will be sent by the Village Clerk.
2. If you are dissatisfied and wish to appeal the decision, follow the instructions on the notice you receive.