Village of Caledonia 5043 Chester Lane, Racine, WI 53402

Village Assessor

VILLAGE OF CALEDONIA NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK DATES FOR 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the assessment roll for the Village of Caledonia will be complete and open for in spection at the OPEN BOOK SESSION, at the Village Hall, 5043 Chester Lane, Racine, WI on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 through Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact the Assessor's Office 262-835-6409 for an appointment to meet with the Assessor to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your property assessment. Instructional materials will be available at that time. Contracted Service

Since 1999, assessment services have been contracted through Cole-Layer-Trumble Company (CLT), now Tyler Technologies.  Tyler is an independent, nationwide company that provides assessing services and other related products and services to many communities in Wisconsin and across the nation.

The information delivered through this on-line database is provided in the spirit of open access to government information and is intended as an enhanced service and convenience for citizens of Caledonia, WI.

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Objection form for Real Property

Village Assessor
Marty Kuehn
Available: Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Appraisal Clerk
Available: Monday thru Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to Noon 12:00 p.m.

Assessor’s Statement of Purpose and Role
In Wisconsin, the assessor's job is to discover and list value for all taxable real estate and personal property in the Village. This has to be done in a uniform way; in other words, similar houses in similar neighborhoods should be valued in similar ways. According to state law, these values must be based on market value.

How do we determine market value? To estimate what a typical buyer would pay for a property in its present condition, the assessor compares each property to similar properties that have recently sold to determine the most probable selling price. The assessor considers the age of a property, the condition and location, its square feet of living area and amenities, and any other factors that may affect value.

The assessor is state-certified and is required to value properties in accordance with the Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual and Chapter 70 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. **It is important to remember that the assessor does not create the property value, but rather interprets what is happening in the marketplace. The assessor does not establish tax rates or collect property taxes.

The assessor's office also provides information to the public such as dwelling characteristics, lot sizes, sales information, and other real estate-related information that may be of interest to Village residents. Personal information, such as social security numbers and telephone numbers are not part of the assessment file. The Village assessor's office welcomes your questions and concerns. Please do not hesitate to call or visit during our service hours if we can help you with your property assessment questions.

Assessment Ratio: .9753

Other Resources Regarding Taxation
Wisconsin Department of Revenue Home Page: 
https://www.revenue.wi.gov/

2003 Wisconsin Association of Assessing Officers: 
http://www.waao.org