This document provides information regarding property assessments: 2021GuideforPropertyOwners
A breakdown of your assessment can be found at the County’s Land Records site. Search for your name, and select assessment in the ‘select detail’ drop down menu: Sauk County Land Records
The 2020 limited revaluation of the Town is complete. The last revaluation for the Town was completed in 2007; the 2020 update was in essence a 13 yr change.
2021 is a “maintenance” assessment year, where property values are updated for new construction and classifications that occurred between Jan 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your assessment please contact the town assessor, Eric Kleven, at 715-529-1032. This is an opportunity to discuss how your assessment was made. Most questions, concerns, misunderstandings and errors can be cleared up with a phone call.
(The following will be updated new forms become available and as the 2021 dates for Open Book and BOR are determined)
Notice of Open Book and Board of Review:
The Open Book is taking place at the Town Hall* on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 1 pm to 3 pm. The Open Book provides residents an opportunity to examine the tax rolls and is an opportunity to speak with the assessor regarding how your assessment was made and discuss your questions and concerns.
If you are not feeling well (or if you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days) you should send someone in your place.
Board of Review (BOR) procedure and forms:
If after speaking with the assessor you decide to file a formal appeal, please read the guide for filing an appeal: Property Assessment Appeal Guide pb055
Note that the BOR can only act on sworn evidence proving the assessment is incorrect. Evidence should include specific information used to arrive at the estimate and must be presented by the person who created the evidence. Equally, if witnesses and experts provide sworn testimony, they must provide documentation of their testimony. For example, if you are appealing, and your evidence is in the form of a property appraisal, the appraiser should also appear before the BOR to present the appraisal and answer questions. See the Property Assessment Appeal Guide pb055 for more information.
Steps to file a formal appeal:
1) Provide notice of intent to appeal at least 48 hours prior to the Board of Review (BOR). The Board of Review is meeting* on May 27, 2021 beginning at 4 p.m. Make your oral or written notice of intent to appeal by contacting the Town Clerk, Dick Nolden at (608) 370-2132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Complete and submit the appropriate form:
a) Objection to Real Property Assessment: Real Property Assessment Objection Form pa 115a
b) Objection to Personal Property Assessment: Personal Property Assessment Objection Form pa-115b
Completed objection forms should be submitted to the Town Clerk prior to the Board of Review Hearing. Mail objection form to Dick Nolden, Town Clerk, E10098 Cty rd PF, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 or email email@example.com Keep a copy for your records.
3) If you are unable to physically appear before the Board of Review and
a) You wish to send a representative in your place, complete this Agent Authorization Form: Agent Authorization Form_pa-105f and submit this form to the Town Clerk.
b) You need to testify by telephone, complete and submit this document: Request toTestify by Telephone_pa-814 Submit this form to the Town Clerk.
The BOR can only act on sworn evidence proving the assessment is incorrect. A copy of any documented evidence may be submitted to the clerk prior to the Board of Review Hearing. Submit copy(copies) of documented evidence by mail to Dick Nolden, Town Clerk, E10098 Cty rd PF, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to include a copy of your objection form or include name and address of property that is being considered at the hearing.
*With the ongoing pandemic, board members, town employees, appointees and election officials are doing everything they can to keep a healthy environment in the Town Hall.
The Town Hall is set up as safely as it can be with its limited space. In an effort to keep everyone healthy:
– Wearing a face mask is required in the Town Hall.
– Utilize the entrance and exit doors as marked
– Please use the hand sanitation stations upon entering and exiting the town hall.
– Chairs and marks on the floor shall be set up for safe physical distancing.
– Do not share personal items.
– If attending the Open Book and the Hall is near capacity, please form a physically distanced line outside. As persons leave, the next person may enter.
– If you have submitted a Property Assessment Objection form, plan to attend the BOR, and now you are not feeling well (or if you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days), see the #3 above (If you are unable to physically appear before the Board of Review). Complete the appropriate form and submit this form to the Town Clerk.