What should I do to make sure I understand my assessment and that it is correct?

The Village recommends each and every resident review their notice of assessed value every year in the Spring. If you have any questions about your assessment, or want to understand how it was calculated, make an appointment to sit down with the assessor at Open Book. Each year the Village holds two days in which the assessor is available to sit down with you and review your assessment. This is also your informal opportunity to dispute your assessment or review the assessment for errors. The assessor can correct your value at Open Book. Your change of assessment notice will contain information on making an appointment.

If you have any questions about this process, contact the Clerk/Treasurer at 608-838-3153. If, after Open Book, you still do not agree with your assessment, you will want to schedule a hearing to appear before the Board of Review to present your case.

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1. Who is the Village's Assessor?
2. How does the Village do assessments for property within the Village?
3. Does an increase in my assessed value mean my taxes will increase?
4. Does the Village get to impose more taxes if my assessed value increases?
5. Does the Village have to notify me if they change my assessment?
6. I received a sales questionnaire from Accurate Appraisal. Is this legitimate?
7. Is there any way to know how much my tax bill increased due to a referendum?
8. What should I do to make sure I understand my assessment and that it is correct?
9. Why did my improved value increase on my assessment if I did not build anything or do any improvements to my home?