This document provides information regarding property assessments: 2023 Guide for Property Owners 2023 pb060
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
2023 is a “maintenance” assessment year, where property values are updated for new construction and classifications that occurred during 2022
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.
Notice of Open Book and Board of Review: BOR NOTICE 2023
The Open Book is taking on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. by appointment time, or phone, with Town Assessor Eric Kleven. Set up appointment by calling Eric at 715-529-1032 or the Town Clerk at 608-544-2406. The Open Book is an opportunity to speak with the assessor regarding how your assessment was made and discuss your questions and concerns.
Board of Review (BOR) procedure and forms:
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.
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 Thursday May 25, 2023 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Make your oral or written notice of intent to appeal by contacting the Town Clerk, Dick Nolden at (608) 544-2406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Complete and submit the appropriate form:
a) Objection to Real Property Assessment: Object To Real Property Assessment Form pa115a
b) Objection to Personal Property Assessment: Object to Personal Property Assessment Form 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.
In an effort to keep everyone healthy, the Town Hall is set up as safely as it can be with its limited space.
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 a respiratory illness in the last few 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.