PAD Information

January 24, 2017

TO: Primary Assessors

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) would like to remind assessors that you are required to provide assessment data to us completely and promptly, under state law (sec. 73.03(5), Wis. Stats.). If you still need to submit your 2016 data through the Provide Assessment Data (PAD) system, review the timeline listed below.

Timeline for 2016 sales and PAD information
These dates apply to all assessors, whether you use the PAD system to submit individual sales information or you send an electronic file to DOR.

  • February 10, 2017 – Deadline to enter 2016 sales and assessment data in PAD for the preliminary Assessment to Sales Ratio Report
  • February 22, 2017 – DOR distributes preliminary Assessment to Sales Ratio Report to assessors
  • March 10, 2017 – Final deadline for assessors to enter 2016 sales and assessment data in PAD  for the Final Assessment to Sales Report
  • 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 Assessment to Sales Ratio Report to assessors
  • July 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 – after submitting your file, 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 attached document 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
  • Check the PAD system for late 2016 sales recorded in 2017
  • Instructions for using PAD are available on our website


Inform your district office of any new municipalities you are assessing in 2017, or any municipalities you assessed in 2016 that you no longer assess.
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