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The DOR suggests a full revaluation with interior inspections be completed every 5 to 10 years, depending on market activity. Revaluations are completed for three main reasons:• To revalue all properties to be within 10% of market value as required by Wis. Stat. Sec. 70.05. • To ensure all properties are assessed consistently between classes and within a class of the major property types. All home owners want to be treated equitably with other home owners. Commercial and agricultural properties must be assessed fairly as well.• To ensure that all assessment data is collected. This data includes a digital sketch, a photo of the property and the various attributes such as age, size, bathroom count, basement finish, condition, quality of construction etc. and appropriate data for attachments and out buildings. This data is collected through a field inspection, which is a physical inspection of the exterior and interior of each property.
In the Village of Waterford, most properties have not had an interior inspection for over 26 years.
Assessors are not interested in reporting potential permit violations only in assessing value.
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.
Basically, the property owner will lose the right to appeal the assessment without an interior inspection.
Voter ID is now law in the State of Wisconsin so if you are voting absentee you will have to show a valid photo ID as well as at the polls on Election Day. Visit the www,gab,wi.gov, the Government Accountability Board's website to see acceptable forms of photo identification. My Vote Wisconsin
Contact the municipal court clerk to arrange for a payment plan. 262-534-1853
The Clerk of Courts can help you. Call 262-534-1853
Send checks to: Village of Waterford, 123 N River St, Waterford, WI 53185. You can also use the white drive by payment box on the corner across from Village Hall.
Yes. You will need to know your citation number so your payment can be applied correctly. If you are unsure of your citation please call the Clerk of Courts at 262-534-1853.
Yes, to contest a ticket you must appear in court and address the municipal judge. If you have any questions, contact the Clerk of Courts at 262-534-1853
Contact the Clerk of Courts, 262-534-1853, as soon as possible to reschedule.
No, municipal court handles municipal code violations. Civil cases are handled through the Small Claims Division of the Racine County Court System.
If the ticket citation was issued in the Village of Waterford, fines can be paid several ways.
In person at Village Hall, 123 N. River St., Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm using cash, check or credit/debit card
If you have any questions, contact the Court Clerk through email or call 262-534-3980 ext 233.
You are encouraged to attend court at Village Hall on the court date given on the citation. When you enter into the courtroom, approach the bench and check in with the Court Clerk. Once you have checked in you may take a seat. The Village Attorney will call your name and you will proceed to a small conference room. Once you have met with the Village Attorney you will be asked to take a seat back in the courtroom.Presenting Your Case When the Judge is available to hear your case your name will be called and you may approach the podium in front of the bench. The Judge will inform you of the charges against you and the consequences associated with each charge if you are found guilty. Next, the Judge will review your case and the recommendations from the Village Attorney. At this point the Judge will ask for your intended plea and either approve or reject the reached agreement.Pleas If a Not Guilty plea is entered, you will be given a trial date and time to return to Court. The Judge will explain the trial procedure to you. If a Guilty or No Contest plea is entered, a forfeiture may be imposed.Paying Your FineYou will be given the opportunity to pay the forfeiture immediately after your case is heard. If you cannot pay immediately, you will be allowed a maximum of 60 days to pay. If requested, the Court will set up an installment payment arrangement for your fine. If payment is not received within the time allowed, and the court is not contacted with an explanation, one or more of the following will result. - the fine referred to a collection agency - a commitment issued for your arrest - your driver’s license suspended for up to 2 years - your vehicle registration suspended for delinquent parking tickets
Contact the Court Clerk, 262-534-3980, ext. 233 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Village has year round parking restrictions. Avoid a ticket by observing alternate side parking. Park on the side of the street with even house numbers on even-numbered dates and on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered dates, using the date after midnight. If you are parking overnight, note the date after midnight and park accordingly.
Don't fall into the trap of just alternating sides each day as there are six days in the year with back to back odd numbered dates.
In a snow emergency, parking may be further restricted so watch our website for updates. You can also subscribe to our Notify Me system to receive notifications and alerts through email or text messaging.
For questions regarding incidents handled by the Racine County Sheriff's Department, please call 262-636-3229.
Contact the Department of Public Works, 534-4069 to help you determine if the cause is a plumbing or sewer line issue. Staff is on call in the event of an emergency. When you call the number you will receive instructions for accessing the emergency call line.
Yes, you can view and pay your utility bill online with debit or credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard) or electronic check. A convenience fee of $1 will be added to savings/checking account payments and 2.25% will be added to debit and credit card transactions.
Complete a Code Compliance form to report the code violation. This will generate an investigation and owner notification of the violation. Completing the form requires your signature. All forms are public records and subject to open records requests of media and/or citizens.