Electronic Assessment Data

Secs. 73.03(2a) and 73.03(5), Wis. Stats.

Assessors are required to collect and electronically store all data on the current Property Record Card. This does not change requirements under state law. Information deemed confidential remains confidential, and assessment records remain subject to open record laws.

  1. What type of assessment information do I need to store electronically?

  2. What responsibility do assessors have in communicating this requirement to the municipality?

  3. When the municipality hires a new assessor, who is responsible for the cost of transferring the electronically stored data to the municipality?

  4. Who owns the assessment data?

  5. When the municipality hires a new assessor, when does the outgoing assessor need to transfer the data to the municipality?

  6. What assessment data does an outgoing assessor need to provide to the municipality?

  7. What residential and agricultural data do we need to maintain electronically?

  8. What commercial data do we need to maintain electronically?

  9. What personal property data do we need to maintain electronically?

  10. What mobile home data do we need to maintain electronically?

  11. Are assessors and municipalities required to post assessment data on the Internet?

  12. How does DOR use electronic assessment data?

  13. What happens if an assessor does not comply with the electronic assessment data requirement or fails to provide DOR with the required electronic assessment data?

  14. After all my property records are in an electronic format, do I still need to maintain a paper copy?


FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT:

MS 6-97
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Division of State and Local Finance
Office of Technical and Assessment Services
PO Box 8971
Madison, WI 53708-8971
Phone: (608) 266-7750
Fax: (608) 264-6897
Email additional questions to otas@wisconsin.gov