​Posting notices

When creating or amending a Tax Incremental District (TID) the municipality is required to publish notices about the public hearing and Joint Review board meetings:

  • Joint Review Board (JRB) meetings - publish one notice at least five days before any JRB meeting (sec. 66.1105(4m)(e), Wis. Stats.)
    Excluded:
    • Town TIDs created under sec. 60.85, Wis. Stats.
    • Environmental Remediation TIDs created under sec. 66.1106, Wis. Stats.
  • TID Creation – publish two consecutive notices, one per week, with the second notice at least seven days before the public hearing
  • TID Amendments – publish one notice at least five days before the public hearing

For more information, review the following:

Open meeting law

Public hearings must comply with the open meetings law. For more information, review the following:

Sample hearing notices

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) developed these sample hearing notices:

  • Combined Public Hearing Notice and first JRB meeting
  • Second JRB Meeting
  • JRB meeting - TID Annual Report
    • Use the samples as a guide
    • Modify each notice to address your municipality's specific situation
    • Samples contain some words in red, which indicate the minimal updates needed with specific municipality and TID information
    • Samples are not meant to be legal advice for any municipality or individual
    • A municipality should consult with its legal counsel on specific questions about notices or complying with the open meetings law