Board of Review
The Board of Review (BOR) is the first step in the formal appeal process for an individual property owner who protests an assessment.
The BOR has specific statutory duties, including the following: correcting all description and computation errors in the assessment roll; checking the roll for omitted property and for double assessments (omitted property must be placed on the roll and the owner notified); and adjusting assessments when proven incorrect by sworn testimony.
The property owner’s right to appeal a property tax assessment is part of the constitutional right to due process (see Article I, section 9 of the Wisconsin Constitution). State law, Wis. Stat. section 70.47, provides an appeal’s process by creating a local Board of Review (BOR) to consider and decide property tax assessment appeals. The BOR is a quasi-judicial body responsible for correcting errors on the assessment roll and administering property tax assessment appeals. A property owner can discuss the assessment with the assessor and provide any information that might affect the assessment.
To hold a valid BOR proceeding, at least one voting member must attend a training session approved by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) within two years after the board’s first meeting.
How appointed: appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council
Number of members: 7
Length of terms: 60 months
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
|Name||Term Start||Term End|
|John Thomas Aziere||May 1997||July 2022|
|Jay Hamann||August 1996||July 2020|
|David Hillman||June 2006||July 2021|
|Paul Janquart||August 2006||July 2021|
|Richard Laurent||April 1991||July 2018|
|Diane Midthun||September 1997||July 2019|