Individuals interested in looking up properties in Janesville should use the property (parcel) search function of the City's eGov system. The information is useful for making comparisons between properties, to indicate whether an assessment may be fair and correct. If you cannot locate your property's information, after following all instructions carefully, please contact the City Assessor's Office.
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Wis. Act 68
NOTICE OF REVALUATION 2011
AUTHORITY OF JANESVILLE CITY ASSESSOR AND
CITY ASSESSOR STAFF AND AGENTS TO ENTER UPON PROPERTY
Pursuant to 2009 Wisconsin Act 68 (Effective 11-25-2009):
The City of Janesville is conducting a city wide revaluation for the 2011 assessment roll. As part of that effort, we will be conducting exterior and interior inspections on a limited number of properties throughout the City of Janesville until such time that we have completed the 2011 assessment roll (estimated to be completed by mid summer 2011). In accord with Wis. Stats. §§943.13 and 943.15, the Assessor and members of an Assessor’s staff may enter land of another (other than a building, agricultural land or pasture or livestock confinement area) or construction sites without trespassing if the following apply:
- The assessor or the assessor’s staff enters the land in order to make an assessment on behalf of the state or a political subdivision.
- The assessor or assessor’s staff enters the land on a weekday during daylight hours, or at another time as agreed upon with the land owner.
- The assessor or assessor’s staff spends no more than one hour on the land.
- The assessor or assessor’s staff does not open doors, enter through open doors, or look into windows of structures on the land.
- The assessor or the assessor’s staff leaves in a prominent place on the principal building on the land, or on the land if there is not a principal building, a notice informing the owner or occupant that the assessor or the assessor’s staff entered the land and giving information on how to contact the assessor.
- The assessor or the assessor’s staff has not personally received a notice from the owner or occupant, either orally or in writing, not to enter or remain on the premises.
- Pursuant to Wis. Stat. §70.47(7)(aa), “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.”