a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Post Rd, Plover Municipal Building
Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuing of all non-exempt
residential and commercial property in the Village. Wisconsin
requires assessors to value property according to professionally
acceptable appraisal practices. It is the assessor's duty to
discover, list, and value all taxable real and personal property
within the village. It is the assessor's responsibility to ensure
that all parcels within the village are valued uniformly as
market trends dictate.
PROPERTY ASSESSMENT/TAX INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT:
PORTAGE COUNTY TREASURER'S DEPARTMENT
tax rate per assessed thousand for 2020 is $25.19Usually, new tax rates for the year will be set by the middle
2021 ratio is not released until November 2021 by the Wisconsin
Department of Revenue). The 2020 tax ratio is .7574.
To figure what is called the "fair market value",
divide your assessment by the ratio. For example:
(assessed value of home)
The Assessor's Office Keeps Track Of
office keeps track of ownership changes, sales information,
maintains maps, assessment history, keeps descriptions of
buildings and property characteristics up to date, keeps track
of properties that are exempt, and analyze trends in sales
prices and construction cost to estimate the value of all
Frequently Asked Questions ?
is a complete and thorough review of all property assessed
values. During a Village of Plover revaluation all assessed
values are examined and adjustments are made wher necessary
to guarantee that all property is assessed at market value.
This is done to assure that taxes are distributed equitably
The last revaluation for the Village of Plover was completed as of January 1, 2005. Why does the Village do this? There are several reasons:
* The Wisconsin Department of Revenue compares our current assessments to current sales (expressed as a ratio) in order to monitor if we are in compliance. If the village-wide ratio falls out of compliance (less than 90% or over 110% of fair market value), a Revaluation is necessary.
*In equities may exist within a specific class of property. The market values of different types of property may change at different rates. In addition, within a class such as residential property, there may be market value differences in competing neighborhoods.
*Inequities may also exist between classes of property. The values for residential and commercial properties may change at different rates.
the assessor's role?
assessor is a State certified individual whose duties are to
discover, list, and place a value on all taxable real and personal
property in the Village of Plover, in a uniform manner. The
assessor is not involved in the collection of property taxes.
the assessor value property?
Law requires that property assessed values be based on fair
market value. Estimating the market value of your property in
the Village of Plover is a matter of determining the price a
typical buyer would pay for it in its present condition.
value is defined as the amount a typical, well-informed purchaser
would be willing to pay for a property. The seller and buyer
must be unrelated, the seller must be willing, but not under
pressure to sell, and the buyer must be willing, but not under
any obligation to buy. The property must be on the market
for a reasonable length of time, the payment must be in cash
or its equivalent, and the financing must be typical for that
type of property. If all of these conditions are present,
this would be a market value, arm's-length sale.
the assessment on my property be changed even if the assessor
has not been inside my property?
Law requires that property be valued from actual view or the
best information available. We do have records on the physical
characteristics of each property in the Village. To ensure an
accurate assessment on a building, it is to your advantage that
the assessor see the inside as well as the outside of the property.
When an interior inspection is not allowed, your assessment
will still be reviewed based on looking at the property from
the outside, sales of properties similar to yours, and using
any other available information. By denying an inspection, you
may lose the right to appeal your assessment to the Board of
have recently built a new home. Will the construction costs
construction cost is an historical figure, which may or may
not reflect the current market value of your property. It is
only one element that will be considered.
will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
speaking, improvements that increase the market value of a property
will increase the assessed value. The following are typical
items that will increase the assessed value of your property
in the Village of Plover:
rooms or garages
or vinyl siding
modernization of kitchens or baths
my assessment go up if I repair my property?
maintenance will help retain the market value of your property.
Generally, your assessment will not be increased in the Village
of Plover for individual minor repairs such as those that follow;
however, a combination of several of these items could result
in an increased assessment.
concrete walks and driveways
gutters and downspouts
hot water heater
or replacing roof
porches and steps
or repairing interior walls or ceilings
awnings and shutters
screens, storm windows, and doors
landscaping including lawns, shrubbery, trees, flowers
and driveways of any kind
can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my
economic conditions such as interest rates, inflation rates,
and changes in the tax laws, will influence the value of real
estate. As property values change in the market place here in
the Village of Plover, those changes must be reflected on the
all assessments change at the same rate?
are differences between individual properties and between neighborhoods.
In one area of the Village residential sales may indicate a
substantial increase in value in a given year. In another neighborhood
the increase may not be significant.
Different types of properties within the same
neighborhood may also show different value changes. For example,
one-story houses may be more in demand than two-story houses,
or vice-versa. Older homes in the same area may be rising in
value more slowly than newer homes.
Generally, commercial and industrial properties do not appreciate
at the same rate as single family residential homes.
are numerous factors to be considered in the Village of Plover,
which will cause each property's values to differ. Some of the
factors that can affect value are location, condition, size,
quality, number of baths, basement finish, garages, and many
I be notified if there is a change in my assessment?
law requires that whenever an assessment is increased or decreased,
the owner must be notified. The Village of Plover will always
notify any property owners that have a change in their assessment
in the spring of the year, prior to the annual Board of Review.
do I know if my assessment is correct?
should first attempt to decide for yourself what your property
is worth. This can be done by looking at area sales, contacting
appraisers, and comparing assessments of similar homes. Sales
and assessment information is available in our office and open
to the public for review during regular office hours.
if I don't agree with my assessment?
Talk with a member of the assessment staff during the Open Book period. Open Book is set up primarily to answer any questions and/or concerns regarding your assessment. It is during this time period that the property owner should present to the assessor or staff any information they have concerning the property value. The assessment staff will discuss this information and other information with the property owner.
this review, if I still think the assessment is incorrect, what
can I do?
After talking with the assessor, owners who still feel the value of the property is incorrect shall file with the Village Clerk a Notice of Intent at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board of Review. In addtion a properly completed objection form must be filed with the Village Clerk prior to or within the first two hours of the first meeting of the Board of Review.
Similar to a court, the Board of Review has the responsibility of deciding if the assessment is correct based upon oral evidence by both the taxpayer and the assessor. After hearing the evidence, the Board may decide to lower, raise or sustain the assessment.
is the Board of Review?
Board of Review consists of the majority of Village Board members
and the Village clerk. It is the Board's duty to hear sworn
oral testimony from the property owner and the assessor, regarding
assessed values, and to decide if the valuation is correct.
Stating that property taxes are too high is not relevent
testimony. The Board of Review will only hear objections to
your property value-not to dissatification with your tax amount. It is the property owner's responsibility to provide evidence
strong enough to prove that the assessor's value is incorrect.
The best evidence would be a recent "arms-length"
sale of your property. The next best evidence would be recent
"arms-length" sales of properties that are similar
to yours. A recent appraisal of your property would also be
happens after the Board of Review makes its decision?
Board will either give or mail you a notice of its decision.
If you do not agree with the Board of Review's determination,
the notic will contain information on how you may appeal the
will my taxes change as a result of the new assessment?
share of taxes are affected by the value of your property, but
the actual amount you pay is determined by the budget needs
of the school, county, village, technical college, and state.
Once these needs are determined, a tax rate is adopted (usually
in early December) and will generate the needed dollars. Your
property taxes are calculated by multiplying the tax rate by
VALUE: An estimate of value assigned
to taxable property by the assessor for purposes of taxation
Placing new values on all taxable property for purposes
of a new property assessed value.
BASE: The total assessed value of all assessments in
the Village of Plover.
LEVY: The total amount of property tax money that a
taxing unit (such as the schools, city, county, etc.) needs
to raise to provide services.
RATE: The tax levy divided by the tax base. It is expressed
in terms of dollars per thousand. The tax rate is multiplied
by the assessed value to determine the amount of tax that
each property must pay.