Open Book & Board of Review

Open Book & Board of Review
Posted on 04/10/2019

Each municipality in Wisconsin must hold an Open Book and Board of Review (BOR) session

Open Book – 
takes place first. During this session, the municipality's assessment roll (which lists all the municipality's properties) is open for examination. The property owner can informally discuss the property value with the local assessor. If the property value is changed at Open Book, the assessor corrects the assessment roll.
Board of Review – if the property owner is not satisfied with the assessment after attending Open Book, the property owner can bring his/her appeal to the BOR. The Board schedules assessment appeals requiring property owners to provide evidence proving the assessment is incorrect. After review, if the Board agrees with the property owner's evidence, it can change the assessment.


The City of Arcadia, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin will hold Open Book Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to noon (Council Chambers – 203 West Main Street, Arcadia, WI). Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats, the assessment roll for the year 2019 assessment will be open for examination from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall. Additionally, the assessor will be available to review the assessment roll with property owners on May 1st. Instructional materials will be provided at the open book to persons who wish to object to valuations under s. 70.47, Wis. Stats.

The Board of Review will meet on the 15th day of May, 2019 from 2:30 4:30 p.m. at 203 West Main Street, Arcadia, for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the thirty day period beginning on the 2nd Monday of May, pursuant to s.70.47(1), Wis. Stats.
Pursuant to s.70.47(2), Wis Stats: