Assessor

Photo Project Summer of 2020 

The Assessment Department has hired four Photographers for the summer of 2020 to update all digital photos within the City of Pewaukee. The last time the entire picture database was updated was 22 years ago in the summer of 1998. It is time to update our database at this time. Our goal is to photograph a new updated exterior from the front/right-of-way and from the rear of the structure/home and any ancillary buildings on the property.

Each Photographer will be wearing an ID Badge identifying them as an Employee of The City of Pewaukee as well as public relation materials for property owners and will be following strict procedures.

All photography taken of residential properties will be after a ring of the door bell and/or a knock on the door. Property owners have the right to refuse access to their property but keep in mind a new updated photo WILL be taken from the right-of-way. Photographers will never enter any rear yards that are fenced.

The new photographs are a critical tool that assist the Assessor's staff in properly valuing your property. 



2020 City of Pewaukee Property Assessments and Data are online here. Specific instructions below.


Property Tax data can be accessed through the  Waukesha County Treasurer’s Office

City of Pewaukee GIS Data (Geographical Information System) can be found here

To obtain property attributes (square foot, year built, lot size, etc...) simply enter Waukesha County and City of Pewaukee online here.

Assessor Data Screen 1
Enter Tax Key Number or Address in the format indicated. Make sure you place dashes where required (PWC-xxxx-xxx). If you don’t have the tax key or an exact address, or you want to search around, feel free to enter just the street name.  You will then be taken to your search results.

To see all available data for a property, click on View Full Report.

Assessor Data Screen 2

Mission
The mission of the Assessor's Office is to discover, list, and value all taxable property within the City of Pewaukee.  By providing accurate and uniform values, we ensure that the property tax burden is distributed in a fair and equitable manner.

To accomplish its mission, the Assessor's Office uses methods in accordance with the Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual, which is available on this page, Wisconsin State Statutes, and professionally accepted appraisal practices. Other information that is available for assessors to consider includes the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and standards from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

Wisconsin State Statute 70.32 states, "Real Property shall be valued by the Assessor in the manner specified in the Wisconsin property assessment manual provided under Section 73.03(2a) from actual view or from the best information that the Assessor can practicably obtain, at the full value which could ordinarily be obtained therefore at private sale".

2021 Assessment Revaluation Year
The City of Pewaukee will only be performing a complete revaluation for 2021.  Properties that have building activity during 2020 (new construction and remodeling), properties that have recently been purchased (recent sales activity) .  Demolished properties, shifts in assessment classification, application of the current year’s agriculture use values, and review of exemptions will also be performed. 


Please also note that the Assessor has certain statutory authority to enter land as described in state law (Section 943.13 and 943.15, Wis. Stats.). The ability to enter land is subject to several qualifications and limitations, as described within the foregoing statutes. 

Assessment Guides

Guide for Property Owners
Agricultural Assessment Guide for Wisconsin Property Owners
Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Property Owners
Guide to Wisconsin Manufacturing Property Assessment

Personal Property Forms

2021 Personal Property Forms will be available later in the year when released by the Department of Revenue.
 
Property Value Review

If you feel that your property assessment is incorrect, we would be happy to review your assessed value for 2021.  To aid us in the review process, please complete and return to this office the Request for Review of Property Assessment form, along with the Agent Authorization Form PA-105 If applicable.  Please include any other documentation that you believe supports your opinion of value.

Property Tax Listing
The City of Pewaukee uses Waukesha County for Property Tax Listing. Please see the Waukesha County Tax Website regarding tax listing or tax bill information. For specific questions please contact the Real Property Tax Listing Division at (262)548-7597 or via email to taxlisting@waukeshacounty.gov.  For questions regarding outstanding taxes and tax payment records, contact the County Treasurer's office at (262)548-7029. For all GIS related issues, please contact Waukesha County Land Information Systems at (262)896-8270 or via email to landinformation@waukeshacounty.gov.

Address & Ownership Changes
All property mailing address changes need to be completed on the Waukesha County Website. Any name change with regard to the ownership of property can only be accomplished with the Waukesha County Register of Deeds.

Waukesha County Screen