The Village of Melrose will be conducting a total property revaluation for the 2024 assessment year. All properties will be updated to reflect the current real estate market. Estimating the market value is a matter of determining the price a typical buyer would pay for the property in its present condition. Updating property values is a process that does not generate additional tax revenue. The objective in bringing properties to their current market value is ensuring fairness and equity to all.
Beginning in Spring of 2024 we will be conducting a field review to verify information on all improvements (i.e., buildings) and land. If you are not home when the field review is being done, we will leave a notice on your door to let you know we were on your property to conduct our review. If you have any concerns or need to provide us with additional information regarding your property, please feel free to call or email the Assessors.
State Law requires assessments to be based on actual view of the property, or best information available. If we are not able to perform an on-site inspection of the property, we will determine the assessment by using existing records and our judgement concerning conditions and features.
Please also notice the Assessor has certain statutory authority to enter land as described in Sections 943.13 and 943.15, Wisconsin Statutes. The ability to enter land is subject to several qualifications and limitations, as described within the foregoing statutes. Copies of the applicable statutes can be obtained at public depositories throughout the State of Wisconsin, and from the Wisconsin State Legislature website or a copy may be obtained from the municipal clerk upon payment of applicable copying charges.
2017 WISCONSIN ACT 68; PROPERTY OWNER RIGHTS: You have the right to refuse entry into your residence pursuant to section 70.05 (4m) of the Wisconsin statutes. Entry to view your property is prohibited unless voluntarily authorized by you. Pursuant to section 70.05 (4m) of the Wisconsin Statutes, you have the right to refuse a visual inspection of the interior of your residence and your refusal to allow an interior inspection of your residence will not be used as the sole reason for increasing your property tax assessment. Refusing entry to your residence also does not prohibit you from objecting to your assessment pursuant to 70.47(7) of the Wisconsin statutes.
Notices of the results of the process will be sent to each property owner later in the fall of this year.
If you have questions concerning the assessment process, please call the Assessor’s office at:
715-834-1361, Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Department of Revenue Guide for Property Owners can be found at: