Assessor Certification

April 25, 2018

To: Assessors


The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) announced changes to assessor certification levels by municipality at DOR's 2016 and 2017 Annual Assessor Meetings. The changes are effective for the 2019 assessment. DOR is sending notification to municipalities with a certification level change the week of April 30, 2018.


Summary of the Changes:

  • 2016 and 2017 Annual Assessor Meetings – announced update to municipalities requiring Assessor 2 and Assessor 3 certifications

  • Part of 2018 WPAM – 2016 Equalized Value Commercial Class
    • Assessor 3:  > $1 Billion (21 municipalities)
    • Assessor 2:  $100 Million to $1 Billion (126 municipalities)
    • Assessor 1:  < $100 Million (1,705 municipalities)

  • Timeline
    • August 1, 2017 – part of draft 2018 WPAM
    • Publish in 2018 WPAM
    • Effective 2019

See Chapter 2 of the Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual, pages 2-5 to 2-8, for the complete list of municipalities with the new certification levels.

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