Town of Vermont Assessor
Equity Appraisal, LLC is the assessor for the Town of Vermont. The information for Equity Appraisal is listed below:
Stephen Mahlik, Real Estate Assessor, P.O. Box 620476, Middleton, WI 535762
Phone: 608-826-0009 Fax: 608-826-0089
Property Assessment Appeal
If you would like to appeal your property assessment, you are encouraged (but not required) to first discuss your assessment with the assessor. If you determine that you would like to proceed with appeal to the local Board of Review (BOR), you must provide written or oral notice of your intent to file an objection to the BOR Clerk at least 48 hours prior to the Board of Review meeting.
In the Town of Vermont, the municipal clerk serves as the Board of Review clerk so please provide a notice of intent to file an objection to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Clerk at 608-767-2457.
At some point in time prior to the Board of Review meeting, the assessment roll is required to be open for inspection for a minimum of two hours and the assessor must be available. This period of time is called Open Book, and during this time, you are welcome to discuss your assessment with the assessor.
The Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Real Property Owners suggests: “When you meet with the assessor you should ask questions to help you understand the assessment process and how your assessment was determined. Ask the assessor to show you the records for your property and to explain how your assessment was determined. Make sure the size, age, condition, number of bathrooms and other physical characteristics of your property are correct. Also, if you know of recent sales of property in your area, bring them to the attention of the assessor. An informal discussion with the assessor can often resolve a problem before bringing an appeal to the BOR.”
Board of Review Meeting
If you have decided to appeal to the BOR, you must file an objection form with the BOR clerk prior to or during the first two hours of the BOR’s first scheduled meeting. If you do not file a completed objection form, the BOR may refuse to act on your appeal.
As part of your appeal, you must present evidence proving the assessor’s value is wrong or your assessment will not be changed.
More Info on the Appeal Process
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has created a guide for property owners regarding the property assessment appeal process. It is available to you here.