Notification of Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision

July 14, 2017

To: Statutory Assessors, Assessors, Real Property Listers,
      County Clerks & Treasurers, Municipal Clerks & Treasurers

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) would like to inform you of a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision, Milewski v. Town of Dover, that may affect your current Boards of Review for tax year 2017 assessments.

Supreme Court Decision Overview

Local Government Immediate Impact

  • If the BOR filing requirements are met, allow property owners an appeal to the BOR
  • BOR should allow an appeal whether the assessor was provided access to view the property's interior or not

Next Steps

  • DOR will provide draft long term guidance as part of a public comment period for the 2018 Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual
  • Contact us at with questions or information to consider for drafting the long term guidance on this case

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