Final PAD Reminder - Deadline this Friday, March 10

March 6, 2017

To: General Assessors
      Certified Assessors

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) would like to remind assessors that the deadline to enter 2016 sales and assessment data in the Provide Assessment Data (PAD) system for the FINAL Assessment to Sales Ratio Report is this Friday, March 10.


  • Assessors are required to provide assessment data to us completely and promptly, under state law (sec. 73.03(5), Wis. Stats.)
  • If you do not submit the required information by March 11, we will file a formal complaint against your certification with DOR's Education and Certification group

Sales summary status

  • Attached is a status summary of sales as of March 5, that still need a response in PAD
  • Make sure to check for late 2016 sales recorded in 2017
  • If you still need to submit 2016 data, review the timeline and information listed below

Timeline for 2016 sales and PAD information

These dates apply when you use the PAD system to submit individual sales information and when you send an electronic file to DOR.

  • March 10, 2017 – final deadline for assessors to enter 2016 sales and assessment data in PAD
  • March 10, 2017 – final date to notify DOR of any 2016 assessment data corrections to the preliminary report, due to entry error
  • April 7, 2017 – DOR distributes final 2016 Assessment to Sales Ratio Report to assessors
  • June 1, 2017 – PAD system is available for entering sales and assessment data for 2017 sales

Electronic files

  • If you submit an electronic file, contact the Office of Technical and Assessment Services to test the file layout before the deadline
  • Remember – you must review the DOR PAD file status email
    • Email identifies the number of accepted sales and any sales with errors
    • If errors exist, the document attached to the file status email identifies the sales and errors that need correcting
    • If there are sales with errors, you must correct them and upload the corrected file

PAD information

  • If you need to make changes to data entered in PAD, you can make them during the same week you initially entered the data
  • If you need to make changes after this initial week or you need help using PAD, contact the Equalization Bureau District Office in your area
  • Instructions for using PAD are available on our website

We appreciate your continued efforts to provide verified, accurate and timely information.

Thank you,

Equalization Bureau
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
State and Local Finance Division