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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Personal Property Assessments and Open Book Session

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Accurate Assessment is contracted by Village of Brown Deer to set fair and equitable assessed values. They will be assessing private properties in the Village of Brown Deer. You are not required to talk to the assessor, however if you have questions regarding your value please contact the assessor and not the clerk’s office: or 920-749-8098. . Learn more about the assessment process by reviewing the understanding your assessment sheet, and by visiting

Open Book will be held on: Thursday, May 18, 2023 12:00pm - 2:00pm at Brown Deer Village Hall
The assessment roll also is available online at If you do not have access to a computer, a printed Roll Book will be available at Village Hall   Thursday, May 18, 2023 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

You may set an appointment to talk to an assessor by visiting then click on APPOINTMENTS. Click Village of Brown Deer. If Specific Muni unavailable use the general schedule.  Appointments will be conducted over the phone. An assessor will call you at your appointed time. Calls will take about 15 minutes. The assessor will not visit the municipal hall or your property for the open book appointment.

Phone Open Book: Now - 6/15/2023
Appointments Close: 6/15/2023
Board of Review: 6/22/2023

Do not wait until Board of Review to talk with an assessor. You have the opportunity to discuss your opinion of value prior to filing a Form of Objection with the clerk. If you cannot come to an agreement of value, a written/oral intent to object must be filed with the Clerk at least 48 hours prior to the Board of Review.  A PA-115A form with your opinion of value must be filed with the Clerk in order to attend the Board of Review. Village Clerk: Caren Brustmann

The Board of Review will meet at Brown Deer Village Hall on: Thursday, June 22, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Personal Property: 
Anything used to run the business that is not affixed to the real estate (which means you can remove it). This includes any boats, furniture, equipment, phone systems, signs, supplies (such as cleaning supplies, mailing, or office supplies) See the statement of personal property for a list of each schedule, which will explain in more detail the equipment that should be reported

Who is assessed for Personal Property?
All business owners and owners that have a building on leased land or that have a building on managed forest land.

I no longer own this property, what should I do?
Please contact the personal property department, we are happy to help! Contact: or 920-749-8098

Why is my assessed value lower than what I reported?
This can happen because of the assessment ratio for this year. You can find the current assessment ratio on the front of your value notice. 

My value is not correct, what do I do?
Email or call us prior to the Board of Review. Contact: or 920-749-8098

I closed my business after the 1st of the year, what do I do? 
Email or call us: or 920-749-8098

Why am I being assessed for Personal Property?
All personal property owners are required to complete a statement of personal property each year and are mandated by the State of Wisconsin to turn it in to the assessor’s office. This will be sent to the municipality and a tax bill will be generated at the end of the year based on the assessed value. 

I did not complete a statement of personal property, can I still send it to the assessor?
Yes, as long as it is before the Board of Review. We will accept and process late statements and send you a new value notice. Please Note: if it is past the Board of Review, the year is closed and no changes can be made. 

How does this value affect my taxes?
The taxes will be based on the assessed value. The tax value is calculated as follows: Assessed Value multiplied by the Mill Rate. The Mill Rate is set in November after all taxing entities are finished with their budgets. 

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