CITY OF VERONA
NOTICE OF PROPERTY ASSESSMENT AND REVALUATION
2020 Assessment Year
Revaluation: All municipalities are required to periodically update property records and re-establish assessments at full value. For this purpose, the City of Verona will be conducting a revaluation of all property for the 2020 assessment year. Beginning in November 2019, the assessor’s staff will be periodically conducting inspections on properties until such time that we have completed our 2020 assessment roll.
The City has retained Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc., as the City Assessor to conduct the revaluation of all property. During field inspections, all staff appraisers from Associated Appraisal will carry photo IDs and drive red vehicles displaying the Associated Appraisal company name. If no one is home when visiting a property, the appraiser will place a doorhanger on the main entrance. All courtesies and considerations shown the appraisers will be greatly appreciated.
Notices of assessment will be distributed when the property reviews are complete and new assessed values are determined for each property. Property owners will have an opportunity to discuss the assessed values with an Associated Appraisal representative at the Open Book session. After the Open Book session, property owners will have the opportunity to appeal an assessment to the Board of Review. The Notices of Assessment will contain the dates and times of the Open Book and Board of Review meetings.
Notice of Assessor’s Authority to Enter Land:
The trespass law in Wisconsin entitles the assessor to enter a property once during an assessment cycle unless the property owner has notified the assessor in advance to deny entry. Additional visits may be authorized by the property owner. Assessors are restricted to the following conditions when entering property:
1) The reason for the entry must be to make an assessment on behalf of the state or a political subdivision.
2) The entry must be on a weekday during daylight hours, or at another time as agreed upon with the property owner.
3) The assessor’s visit must not be more than one hour.
4) The assessor must not open doors, enter through open doors, or look into windows of structures.
5) If the property owner or occupant is not present, the assessor must leave a notice on the principal building providing the owner with information on how to contact them.
6) The assessor may not enter the premises if they have received a notice from the property owner or occupant denying them entry.
7) The assessor must leave if the property owner or occupant asks them to leave.
In 2009, Wisconsin Act 68 was enacted to amend Section 70.05(5)(b) Wis. Stats. and to create Section 70.05 (4m), 895, 488, 943.13 (4m)(d) and 943.15(1m) of the statutes; relating to: partially exempting an assessor and an assessor’s staff from liability for trespassing, creating immunity from civil liability, and changing the notice requirements relating to the revaluation of property by an assessor. Copies of the applicable statutes can be obtained at public depositories throughout the State of Wisconsin, and from the State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau website (www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html)