2024 Open Book and Board of Review Information

 

2024 Open Book will take place June 24-July 19, 2024 Monday- Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (excluding Thursday July 4, 2024)

 

 

 

Notice of Meeting to Adjourn the Board of Review

Due to Incomplete Assessment Roll

 

City of Beloit, Rock County

 

 

The Board of Review will meet on the 13th day of May, 2024 at 11:00 am, at Beloit City Hall 100 State Street, Beloit WI for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the 45 day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 70.47(1).

 

Due to the fact the assessment roll is not completed at this time, the Board of Review will be adjourned until the 19th day of August 2024, at 10:00 a.m.  The Board of Review may be adjourned repeatedly until the assessment roll is completed and/or its business is completed.

 

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 70.47(2):  After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board of Review’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board of Review about that person’s objection except at a session of the Board of Review.

 

No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board of Review by telephone or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board of Review or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under sub. (3)(a), that person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sub. (6m)(a) and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.

 

When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate

 

No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board of Review by telephone or object to a valuation, if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method, unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Wis. Stat. § 73.03(2a), that the assessor requests.  The municipality or county shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court.  The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Wis. Stat. § 19.35(1).

 

No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board of Review by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to enter onto property to conduct an exterior view of the real or personal property being assessed.

 

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 70.45, the assessment roll for the Year 2024 assessment will be open for examination starting on the 24th day of June, 2024, until the 19th day of July, 2024, from 9:00 a.m., until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding Thursday, July, 4 2024.

 

 

Notice is hereby given this 15th day of March, 2024 by:

 

Marcy J. Granger

City of Beloit Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

 

WHAT IS THE BOARD OF REVIEW PROCESS?

If you feel that your property assessment is incorrect, there is a process to follow to rectify it:

  1. Talk to the Assessor – If you feel there is a discrepancy with the assessed value of your property please contact the assessor. 
  2. Open Book – Open Book is the second step in the assessment appeals process.  Here, the property owners have an opportunity to compare their assessed value with similar (like) properties within the City. The assessor is available to speak directly with you in attempts to clarify the reasoning behind the value placed on your property. 
  3. Schedule a review hearing at the Board of Review – After speaking with the assessor and looking at property comparables within the City, if you still feel your assessment isn’t correct, the Board of Review is the next step.  The Board of Review is a quasi-judicial (court-like) body empowered with three primary duties:
  • Adjust assessments when proven incorrect by sworn oral testimony 
  • Correct error or omissions in the descriptions or computations found on the assessment roll 
  • Check the assessment roll for omitted properties or double assessments.

 

 

 

 

 

Request for Waiver of Board of Review (BOR) Hearing

Request to Testify by Telephone or Submit a Sworn Written Statement at the Board of Review (BOR)

Objection to Real Property Assessment

Objection Form for Personal Property Assessment

 

2024 Guide for Property Owners 

2024 Property Assessment Process Guide for Municipal Officials