Stephen Mahlik spends most of his time in the field and is not typically available to answer the phone.
Please leave a voice message or send an e-mail.
P.O. Box 620476
Madison WI 53719-2841
7818 Big Sky Dr #206
Please also notice that the Assessor has certain statutory authority to enter land as described in Sections 943.13 and 943.15, Wisconsin Statutes. The ability to enter land is subject to several qualifications and limitations, as described within the foregoing 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 or a copy may be obtained from the Town Clerk upon payment of applicable copying charges.
The trespass law in Wisconsin entitles the assessor to enter a property once during an assessment cycle unless the property owner has notified the assessor in advance to deny entry. Additional visits may be authorized by the property owner. Assessors are restricted to the following conditions when entering property:
· The reason for the entry must be to make an assessment on behalf of the state or a political subdivision.
· The entry must be on a weekday during daylight hours, or at another time as agreed upon with the property owner.
· The assessor’s visit must not be more than one hour.
· The assessor must not open doors, enter through open doors, or look into windows of structures.
· If the property owner or occupant is not present, the assessor must leave a notice on the principal building providing the owner with information on how to contact them.
· The assessor may not enter the premises if they have received a notice from the property owner or occupant denying them entry..
· The assessor must leave if the property owner or occupant asks them to leave.
In 2009, Wisconsin Act 68 was enacted to amend Section 70.05(5)(b) Wis. Stats. and to create Section 70.05 (4m), 895, 488, 943.13 (4m)(d) and 943.15(1m) of the statutes; relating to: partially exempting an assessor and an assessor’s staff from liability for trespassing, creating immunity from civil liability, and changing the notice requirements relating to the revaluation of property by an assessor. 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)