Open Book & Assessment Appeals

Official Notice of Open Book and Board of Review

2021 Property Assessment Information (Department of Revenue)

Open Book Period

The Open Book Period is an opportunity to discuss the value of your property. Gardiner Appraisal is available to explain the methodology and facts used to determine the assessed value shown on the Assemssment Notice. This period is particularly important for property owners who believe the market value of their property differs from the assessed value and have information to share with the assessor. 

The Assessor will be available on Monday, May 17 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Ridgeway Community Center, Room 101/102 with the 2021 Assessment Roll, instructional material about the assessment, how to file an objection, and the Board of Review procedures under Wisconsin law. 

Next Steps:

At the conclusion of open book, if your opinion of value still differs from the assessment, you may file a formal written objection. This must be filed with the Village Clerk by May 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm. Please contact the office at 608-924-5881 with any questions. Please note that providing your opinion of market value is required.

Objection Forms: 
PA-115A Objection to Real Property Assessment Form (Use this one for Real Estate)
PA-115B Objection to Personal Property Assessment Form
PA-813 Request for Waiver of Board of Review HearingPA-105 Agent Authorization For Property Assessment Appeals Form

  • Board of Review

The final municipal review of assessments is the Board of Review. The Board of Review is a quasi-judicial body comprised of the Board of Trustees who hear cases and make final determinations on value. The Board of Review will meet on Tuesday May 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Helpful Resources and Information: 

Property Tax Overview
Understanding the Property Tax Bill
2021 Guide for Property Owners
Property Assessment Appeal Guide 
Filing an Objection