All taxable property within the Village of Germantown will be reassessed this year. Notices of Assessment will be mailed to property owners indicating the new assessments in late August. Please wait for your notice of assessment before scheduling an Open Book or Board of Review appointment with the Assessment Staff. You may discuss assessments with the assessor by calling 1-800-721-4157 or going to their website at www.apraz.com. Click Here for information from the Assessor.
Watch this short video on how assessments work.
You may attend Open Book to discuss your property value with the assessor. Each year, the assessor will conduct meetings with property owners who wish to discuss their assessment.
Board of Review
If you still wish to appeal your assessment after a conversation with the Assessor, the next step is Board of Review. Board of Review operates much like a court. Property owners who wish to appeal their assessment to the Board are required to do the following:
Provide the Clerk's Office a written or oral notice of intent to file an objection 48 hours prior to the start of the Board of Review.
Complete and file with the Clerk' Office the proper objection form, Objection Form for Real Property Assessment. It is recommended that objectors complete and file this form at the same time they provide their notice of intent.
The Board of Review (BOR) operates as a court and hears evidence from the tax payer and assessor to render a decision of facts presented.
Board of Review Notices
Notice of Meeting to Adjourn to a Later Date
Guides, Forms, and FAQ's
Property Tax- Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Guide for Property Owners
Property Assessment Appeal Guide
Objection Form for Real Property Assessment
Objection Form for Personal Property Assessment
Notice of Intent to File Objection with the Board of Review