The Town of Liberty Grove contracts with Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc., to provide all assessment services within the Town. All real estate and personal property in the Town is assessed annually. The purpose of an assessment is to assure that all property in the Town is valued fairly and equitably for taxing purposes. The assessor may request to view your property for purposes of updating the Town’s property records for assessment purposes.
Each municipality is required to assess property on an annual basis. The assessed value is the value that the assessor determines the property is worth for tax purposes. Both real and personal property are assessed. Real property includes real estate such as homes, buildings and land. Personal property is the furniture, fixtures, and equipment that a business uses to conduct their operations. It is the assessor’s responsibility to ensure that all property within the Town is valued uniformly as market trends dictate. When a property’s assessed value changes from one year to the next, the assessor sends a notice of assessment by regular mail to the owner of record.
Challenging Assessed Value
Property owners receive notice of changes in their assessed values only when the value changes (increase or decrease). Each year a property owner has an opportunity to challenge the assessed value of their property through Open Book and Board of Review. The process begins with an informal discussion with the assessor. If, after the Open Book meetings, the assessor and property owner cannot agree on an assessed value, the owner may make a formal objection before the Board of Review.
Board of Review
The Board of Review is a quasi-judicial body where the property owner and the assessor present testimony and evidence under oath to support their differing opinions of the assessed value. By Wisconsin law, the assessor is presumed correct unless the property owner can present direct evidence supporting a different assessed value. After both parties have presented their evidence, the Board of Review votes on a motion to affirm or modify the assessed value (or the Board may request additional information). After the Board of Review has heard all challenges to property assessments, their vote to adjourn certifies all assessments are final for that year. The Board of Review is the final opportunity for property assessments to be challenged each year.
Assessor’s Office Hours
Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc., can be reached by phone Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, excluding holidays.
Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc.
PO Box 440
Greenville, WI 54942
Phone: (920) 749-1995
Fax: (920) 731-4158
Primary Assessor – Myles McKown
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (920) 749-1995, ext 8818
Business Personal Property Assessment
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (920) 749-1995, press 3