Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. serve as the Town of River Falls contracted assessing firm. Questions and inquiries on property assessments can be directed to Associated Appraisal by calling: 1-800-721-4157.
The Town of River Falls has partnered with Associated Appraisal Consultants as their municipal assessment firm. The partnership will begin in 2015 commencing with a revaluation. The purpose of the revaluation is to establish new assessed values, based on current market conditions, for all properties as of January 1, 2015.
Our assessment staff will visit all properties in the Town of River Falls. In order to make accurate assessments, appraisers will conduct an interior and exterior review of all homes, apartments and businesses. A brief interior walk through is necessary to consider features, quality and condition of each residence or structure. These factors can significantly impact market value. The appraisers will take exterior photos of your property. The appraisers have no interest in your housekeeping or personal belongings.
Associated Appraisal staff members will carry a letter of introduction from the Town of River Falls, a photo ID and will drive red vehicles displaying the Associated Appraisal company name. If no one is home when the appraisers visit a property, a door hanger will be placed on the main entrance with instructions on how to schedule an interior review. Your courtesy and consideration is appreciated when appraisers are visiting your property.
Should you have questions about the revaluation and the work it entails, please contact Associated Appraisal at 1-800-721-4157.
Town of River Falls
Pierce County, Wisconsin
Notice of Property Assessment and Revaluation
January 1, 2015
Revaluation: The town is required to keep properties in compliance of full value at least once in every 5−year period. The Town of River Falls is conducting a town-wide revaluation for the 2015 assessment roll. As such, we will be periodically conducting inspections on properties throughout the town until such time that we have completed our assessment roll.
Notice of Assessor’s Authority to Enter Land:
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:
1) The reason for the entry must be to make an assessment on behalf of the state or a political subdivision.
2) The entry must be on a weekday during daylight hours, or at another time as agreed upon with the property owner.
3) The assessor’s visit must not be more than one hour.
4) The assessor must not open doors, enter through open doors, or look into windows of structures.
5) 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.
6) The assessor may not enter the premises if they have received a notice from the property owner or occupant denying them entry.
7) 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)