Taxes

How do I pay my taxes?

Full payment and first installment payments must be paid to the City of De Pere.  You may pay by mail with a check, online with a credit card, or in person at City Hall.

How can I get a receipt or a copy of my tax bill?

Avoid long lines at City Hall!  If you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your mail or drop-box payment, we'll be happy to send you a receipt.  Or, click here to search your property and view/print your receipt or tax bill.

Financial assistance for property taxes

There are several types of tax credits for which property owners may qualify.  Click here to visit the Department of Revenue's website for more information.

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) provides property tax deferral loans for the elderly.  Call 1-800-755-7835 for details.

Assessments, Explained

The subject of property assessments and their effect on taxes can be very confusing.  On this page you will find answers to many common questions about property assessments:

What is an assessment?
How does my assessment affect my taxes?
Why is my property reassessed every year?
What do market conditions look like right now?
What do I do if I have questions about my home's assessed value?
Can an assessment be appealed?

What is an assessment?

An assessment is the value the assessor places on your property.  This value determines what portion of the property tax levy (state, county, school district, and NWTC) is covered by your property.

Click here for helpful information on understanding your assessment, or here to watch a brief video created by the City's assessor.

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has also posted helpful responses to frequently asked questions



How does my assessment affect my taxes?

Assessors don't set tax rates.  There are no additional taxes collected by the City because of a revaluation.  A change in your assessed value does not necessarily correlate to a change in your property taxes.  There are many factors that go into the property tax rate; the revaluation does not change the amount of tax that needs to be collected by the city, county, school district, or technical college.

Value-Taxes Comparison



Why is my property reassessed every year?

In 2018 the City of De Pere decided to adopt a Full Value Assessment process, which means that the assessor reviews all property within the City and modifies each to its current fair market value each year.  An annual revaluation ensures equity among all property types while bringing assessed property values in line with market rates, as required by State law.



What do market conditions look like right now?

The median sale price of homes in Brown County saw increases in market value of over 20% from 2020 to 2021. This is a function of real estate sales between sellers and buyers on the open market. Low interest rates, a marginal housing supply, and high demand has been causing these increases. The graphic below illustrates these changes:

2022 Brown County Housing Market



What do I do if I have questions about my home's assessed value?

Contact Accurate Appraisal at 1-800-770-3927, or via e-mail at info@accurateassessor.com.

Attend Open Book, which is a conference - either face-to-face or over the phone - with an assessor to discuss the value of your property.  You have until May 3rd to contact the assessor about your new value.  

2022 Open Book

Via Telephone       
Appointments are available daily, up until May 3rd.  Hours are as follows:
M-Th 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
F 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schedule online: accurate.rovingcalendar.com/appointments
Call: 920-749-8098

In Person               
Thursday, March 24th from 1 PM - 3 PM
City Hall, 335 S. Broadway, 2nd floor Riverview Room



Can an assessment be appealed?

If, after meeting with the assessor, you still disagree with your assessment, you may appeal it to the Board of Review.  This five-member board is comprised of citizens appointed by the Mayor.  The Board of Review functions like a court, and is required to evaluate evidence based on facts.  You or your representative must provide factual evidence that your property is inequitably assessed.  The burden of proof is solely on the taxpayer.  The assessor's value is deemed correct by State law until proven otherwise. 

2022 Board of Review

Thursday, May 5th from 10 AM - 12 Noon
City Hall, 335 S. Broadway, 2nd floor Council Chambers

You must schedule your appearance at Board of Review with the City Clerk’s office by calling 339-4050, or e-mailing cdanen@deperewi.gov.

You must also file a Formal Objection Application Form with our office.