Town of Richland
RICHLAND COUNTY, WI
News & Notices
Open Book with the Township Assessor will be held on:
Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 11 AM to 5:30 PM and
Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 11 AM to 6:00 PM.
– Open Book will be held at the Township Building:
1190 E. Haseltine St. Richland Center, WI 53581
Town of Richland-Board of Review Meeting will be held on:
Tuesday, November 21, 2023, from 6-8 PM or until adjournment.
– Board of Review Meeting will be held at the Township Building:
1190 E. Haseltine St. Richland Center, WI 53581
State of Wisconsin
Town of Richland, Richland County
A revaluation of property assessments in the Town of Richland shall occur for the 2023 assessment year. Revaluation notices are expected to be sent to property owners. Please also notice that the Assessor has certain statutory authority to enter land as described in Wis. Stat. 943.13 and 943.15.
The ability to enter land is subject to several qualifications and limitations, as described in the statutes. Copies of the applicable statutes can be obtained at public depositories throughout the State of Wisconsin and from the State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau website (www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html), or a copy may be obtained from the municipal clerk upon payment of application copying charges.
Kayla Williams, Clerk
TOWN OF RICHLAND
Open Book and Board of Review
Notice is hereby given that Open Book will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. and Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Town of Richland Town Garage -1190 E Haseltine St. Richland Center.
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review in the Town of Richland shall be held on Tuesday: November 21, 2023 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (or until adjournment) at the town garage. Property owners should complete a written objection form before appearing before the board of review. Forms may be obtained from the Town Clerk or from the Assessor at Open Book. To make appointments for the board of review contact Kayla Williams, Clerk at 608-604-5048.
Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:
1. No person will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property.
2. After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’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 about the person’s objection except at a session of the board.
3. The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting.
4. Objections to the amount of valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount of valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board.
5. When appearing before the board of review, the objecting 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 the estimate.
6. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or object to a valuation, if the valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method, unless a person supplies the assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under sec 73.03(2a), that the assessor requests. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1) if Wis. Statutes.
7. The board shall hear upon Oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone.
8. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s.70.47(3)(a), Wis. Stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.
Town of Richland
Kayla Williams, Town Clerk
October 17, 2023
About the Town of Richland
We enjoy some of the most scenic countryside in our region. Greater Richland Tourism provides links to some of the unspoiled natural beauty, scenic views, friendly people, unique experiences
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,364 people, 476 households, and 362 families residing in the town. The population density was 43.3 people per square mile.
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