City Assessor

GENERAL INFORMATION

Address: 2424 15th Avenue 
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
City Assessor Daniel Walker   414-768-8052
Assessor’s Secretary Janet Talaska   414-768-8052
talaska@smwi.org
Assessor’s Fax: 414-768-8068

HELPFUL INFORMATION ON APPEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF REVIEW 

The Board of Review system was established by the Wisconsin Statutes to give taxpayers a method of appealing their property assessments.  Before beginning this appeal process, you can informally appeal to the City Assessor’s office.  Sometimes, a telephone call and/or an informal discussion with the Assessor may help you understand your assessment and no further action may be required.  If you would like your property reviewed by the Assessor’s Office, you must complete a Request for Review form.  Call 414 768-8052 for more information.  After the Assessor’s Office reviews the information and conducts an interior inspection of the property, a determination will be made regarding the present value.  If you still feel that your assessment does not accurately reflect the condition and value of your property, you should apply for a formal hearing before the Board of Review.  The Board of Review consists of five citizens of the City of South Milwaukee that are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council.  They sit in an open hearing, much like a judge or jury, and listen to the testimony, ask questions for clarification, and then make their decision. 

To formally appeal the assessment for your property, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (414) 762-2222.

The Board meets July 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. If you wish to appear before the Board of Review, you must file your application prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26

 


HISTORY

The Council has currently contracted for assessor services.  The main duty of the assessor  is to evaluate all real and personal property to determine equitable assessments based on fair market value and entered on the assessment roll. 

The city assessor maintains a complete record of property information which is available to the public upon request.  It is the assessor’s responsibility to meet with the Board of Review to determine the equity of the assessments which have been placed on individual properties.

The last revaluation of all parcels took place in 2011.