Board of Review

Board of Review is held every year in order to give property owners an opportunity to contest the assessed value of their property. Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute § 70.47(1), the first meeting of the Board of Review must be held during the 30 day period beginning on the second Monday of May. Some years however, the assessment roll is not complete at that time and Board of Review is adjourned to a later date upon where the roll is complete. You must have an appointment to appear at the Board of Review. Notice of the date and time of Board of Review will be published in the Middleton Cross Plains Time Tribune, posted at Settler's and Voss Parks, the Town Hall and emailed to the Town Listserv.

The Town of Middleton Board of Review is made up of the Town Board.  The Board of Review is an annual opportunity to officially request that an assessment be changed on properties within the Town after having first spoken with the Town AssessorAt the Board of Review, justifications for change to existing assessments are heard.

The initial Board of Review is scheduled in the spring with dates and times posted at normal posting locations (Town Hall, Voss Park and Settlers Prairie Park), published in the Middleton Times-Tribune, and sent to residents that are subscribers to the Town email list. Once the number of assessment challenges are known, a second (or third) Board of Review meeting is established with specific times for residents to present their case.  

It is required that the Town Clerk be informed of your intent to object to an assessment value no later than 48 hours before the Board of Review meeting.  In practice, this means that the notice must be received by noon, the Friday before the Board of Review meeting. 

The notice can be received via submission of the appeal form writing by mail, via Fax (608) 833-8996, insertion into an Email, or in person at the Town Hall.  The Appeal Form is on page 20 of the Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Real Property Owners.   Without the form being submitted in a timely manner and fully completed, the Board will not hear your objection. 

To get more information on this and other questions relating to taxes, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website