August 27, 2022
Dear City of Peshtigo Property Owner,
The City’s property values are monitored annually by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue by analysis of each year’s sales. Recent sales in the City have been substantially more than the assessed values. Statutory rules for assessing properties require the City to be assessed within 10% of the DOR’s values at least once every 6 years. The last year the City was in compliance with that requirement was 2016 while assessed values have actually been the same for the past 18 years. Property assessments for all real estate parcels in the 2022 assessment roll have been increased to current values to be in compliance with the DOR’s requirements. You will find the notice for your property enclosed with this letter.
The amount of tax revenue received by taxing bodies such as the City, School District, County, etc. is not affected by this increase in assessments. The mill rate (dollars per thousand of assessed value) will be adjusted lower so that there will be little or no effect on your individual tax bill unless you have recently improved your home or built a new structure.
All real estate and personal property rolls are available on the City of Peshtigo website at https://ci.peshtigo.wi.us/ for your inspection anytime. I will be available by telephone at 920-897-2681 during normal business hours or email at firstname.lastname@example.org throughout the review period. An Open Book review and consultation is scheduled for Sept. 19, 2022 from 9 to 11 a.m., but please feel free to call prior to that.
If you feel your assessed value is reasonable, there is nothing further to do. If you feel the assessed value is unreasonable and you have consulted with me, please feel free to file an objection with the City Clerk according to the following Department of Revenue form: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/dorforms/pa-115af.pdf
Thank you for your cooperation,
Assessor for the City of Peshtigo