4017 County Road JJ, Black Earth, WI 53515
Contact the Town’s Assessor at:
Equity Appraisal, LLC Stephen Mahlik
P.O. Box 620476, Middleton, WI 535762
Phone: 608-826-0009 Fax: 608-826-0089
To Appeal an Assessment
You are encouraged to discuss your assessment with the assessor. If you determine that you would like to proceed with appeal to the local Board of Review, you must provide written or oral notice of your intent to the Town Clerk at least 48 hours before the Board of Review meeting.
Open Book and Board of Review Dates
The next Open Book is set for Monday, May 15, 2024, 3-5 pm
The next Board of Review is set for Tuesday, June 6, 2024, 3-5 pm.
At Open Book Meeting: The assessment roll is required to be open for inspection for a minimum of two hours and the assessor present to discuss any issues.
When you meet with the assessor, ask questions to help understand the assessment process and how your assessment was determined. Ask to see the records for your property and to explain how your assessment was determined. Make sure the size, age, condition, number of bathrooms and other physical characteristics of your property are correct. Also, if you know of recent sales of property in your area, tell the assessor. An informal discussion with the assessor can often resolve a problem before bringing an appeal.
At Board of Review Meeting
If you have decided to appeal, you must file the objection form with the town clerk prior to or during the first two hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting. If you do not file a completed objection form, the BOR may refuse to act on your appeal.
As part of your appeal, you must present evidence proving the assessor’s value is wrong or your assessment will not be changed.
Wisconsin Department of Revenue’s guide for the property assessment appeal process is available here.