Town Meetings: All are open to the public.
Town Board: Regular Monthly Meeting: Second Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Town Hall
Plan Commission: Meets the First Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall
Building Permits Required – Contact the Town Clerk.
David Anderson – 715-483-9899
Driveway Permits Required – Contact the Town Clerk.
David Anderson – 715-483-9899
Annual Town Meeting: Third Tuesday in April at the Town Hall
Caucus January – Every year to be held sometime between January 2 and January 21. See Home Page for date and time.
Official Town Notices: May be printed in Inter County Leader, County Ledger Press and also the Indianhead and Tri-County Advertiser.
Open Book and Board of Review
Open Book – Once Assessment Roll is available (See Home Page for date and time)
The Open Book session gives property owners a chance to review their assessments and talk with the Town’s Assessor. If any change in assessments were made to a property, the property owner will receive a Notice of Assessment according to Section 70.365 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Board of Review – (See Home Page for date and time)
The Board of Review must be held in a thirty (30) day period beginning the 2nd Monday of May; however, if the assessment roll is not complete the Board of Review will need to reconvene at a later date. The Board of Review gives property owners an opportunity to challenge their property assessment.
Required Forms and Procedural Requirements if appearing before the Board of Review:
Objection forms should be filed with the Town Clerk at least 48 hours prior to the Board of Review. Objection Forms can be downloaded from the following links or by contacting the Town Clerk at 715-483-9899.
- No person shall 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 written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property.
- 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.
- No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.
- When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
- No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board or by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation; unless the person applies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests. The Town of St. Croix Falls has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exception for person using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. 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 Sec. 19.35 (1) of Wis. Statutes.
- 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 person may testify by telephone.
It is strongly encouraged that you contact the assessor with questions regarding your assessment. The assessor may not be aware of building changes or use changes that may affect the assessment. Many times consensus can be reached and adjustments, when necessary, can be made.
Town Assessor: Randy Prochnow
Phone #: 715-309-2863