2020 Provide Assessment Data (PAD) System is open

June 2, 2020

To: Statutory Assessors and Public Assessors

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue's (DOR) Provide Assessment Data system (PAD) is open. You can now enter 2020 assessment information for 2020 sales.

2020 PAD Changes

  • There are no changes to the PAD system for 2020

Entering PAD Data

2019 Sales

  • Sales that were not available in PAD before March 9, 2020, are now available
  • Indicate if these sales are useable as arm's-length transactions
  • If useable as an arm's-length transaction and the 2019 conveyance date is:
    1. Correct – reject the sale for ratio purposes using reject code 78 (prior year's sale)
    2. Incorrect – (the sale was conveyed during 2020), and the sale is useable for ratio, enter the corrected date in the "comments" field

Split Parcels

  • Split parcel sales can be arm's-length transactions
  • Verify the new parcel # for the sale parcel
  • You must reject all split parcel sales for DOR ratio analysis – use ratio reject code 71
  • Legal description on the assessment roll does not match legal description on the Real Estate Transfer Return (RETR)
  • Sales will not have separate 2020 assessments for the parcels

Electronic File Transfer

Reminder – PAD does not provide a complete list of sales

Contact your Equalization Bureau District Office if a sale is:

  • Recorded in the wrong municipality
  • Not in the PAD system because it was automatically rejected and is discovered to be useable

If you have questions, contact the Equalization Bureau District Office in your area.