All properties in the Village of Brown Deer are re-assessed annually. It is a common misconception that the village increases property values to collect additional taxes. In fact, every municipality in the state must follow the same levy limits and assessed values are not used to determine your taxes. The village sets a budget annually; in addition the county, the local school district and the nearest technical college collect taxes based on their budgets.
Assessors do not set taxes. It is their job to review recent market sales and compare similar properties in our community to set fair and equitable assessments. They are regulated by the Department of Revenue to maintain properties to fair market value. This ensures every property owner is paying their fair share of taxes based on the market value of their property.