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Property Assessments / Board of Review
Purpose
All real estate and personal property in the City of Milton is assessed annually.  The purpose of an assessment is to assure that all property in the city is valued fairly and equitably for taxing purposes.

The City of Milton has contracted with Musser Appraisal Service to assess real estate and personal property in the city.

Assessment Guides & Publications
Additional information on property assessments in Milton, including parcel information, maps, tax history, and the assessment process, can be viewed online at Wisconsin Department of Revenue, or Rock County Real Estate Search, or by formal request of the City Clerk.

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Important Dates to Remember

Property Assessment & Tax Dates

The following are important property assessment and tax dates to remember:
  1. January 1:  Assessment date - All property is assessed as it existed on this date.
  2. January 31:  Taxes due - Payment of personal and real estate taxes are due or the first installment is due for real estate tax, if paying in installments.  This installment is paid directly to the Rock County Treasurer.
  3. March 1:  Filing deadline - This is the last day to file personal property returns for the current year.
  4. March - May:  The assessor will hold an open book session to meet with residents.  Dates and times for open book are published in the Milton Courier and posted at the City Hall.  Owners of property that has changed in value will be notified by the assessor of the open book dates and times.
  5. May - June:  The Board of Review session is scheduled.  By law, the Board of Review must hold its first meeting within the 30-day period beginning on the second Monday in May.
  6. July 31:  Taxes due - The second installment of real estate tax is due for those who paid only the first installment on January 31.  This installment is paid directly to the Rock County Treasurer.

2017 Important Dates

Notice of Assessment - This notice will be mailed by early April.

Open Book is scheduled for:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Milton City Hall Conference Room, located at 710 S. Janesville Street, Milton, WI.

Individual appointments can be set up directly with the Paul Musser of
 Musser Appraisal Service by calling 608-712-0236.

Please contact Musser Appraisal Service to schedule an appointment for Open Book.  Open Book refers to a period of time before Board of Review when the completed assessment roll is open for examination.  At Open Book, the assessor is allowed to make any changes that are necessary to perfect the assessment roll.  Instructional materials on appealing an assessment value to the Board of Review will be available.  The deadline for providing notice of intent to object to the City Clerk's office is 4:00 PM on Friday, April 12, 2017.

Board of Review is schedule to begin on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the Council Chambers at Milton City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street, Milton, WI.  The deadline for providing notice of intent to object to the City Clerk's office is 4:00 PM on Friday, April 12, 2017.  It is recommended that you attend Open Book to discuss your property's assessment value with the assessor prior to appearing before the Board of Review.  If you are not satisfied with your assessment value, you will need to make arrangement with the City Clerk's office to appear before the Board of Review.  You must provide the City Clerk with written or oral notice of your intent to file an objection at least 48 hours before the first scheduled meeting of the Board of Review.  In addition, a written and signed form of objection to property assessment bust be completed and filed with the City Clerk's office withing the first 2 hours of the Board of Review's first scheduled meeting.  Object forms will be available at Open Book, at the City Clerk's office, 710 S. Janesville Street, Milton, WI, or on our website.  You must object to the total value of the property.  You may not object to only the land value or only the improvement value.  The Board of Review will be in session for a minimum of 2 hours, will reconvene as necessary, and will adjourn when all objections, complete and timely filed, are heard.