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The City of West Allis Assessor’s Office is responsible for the maintenance of property ownership information, a complete description of each property and the valuation of all taxable property within the City in accordance with The Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual and Chapter 70 of the Wisconsin State Statutes.


Assessor's Responsibility
Since 1848 in Wisconsin, "...taxation shall be uniform...", as required under the Preamble to the State Constitution.

It is the Assessor's primary responsibility under case law, statute and our State Consititution to produce equitable and uniform property assessments in order to ensure that the burden of property tax is distributed fairly and equitably among all property owners. 

It makes sense to most people that for property taxes to be considered "fair", similar properties should have a similar tax burden; Overall property assessments should make sense and be consistent with each other.

An easy way to understand this is when comparing homes with one another. The newest, biggest and best home in West Allis should have the highest assessment and the oldest, smallest and most run down house should have the lowest, with all other houses somewhere in between.    

Important Dates in the Assessment Process
  • January 1: All property is assessed as it existed on January 1
  • March 1: Last day to file property tax exemption request 
  • March 1: Last day to file personal property returns
  • 2nd Monday in May: Board of Review meets. Will adjourn to a future date if Assessment roll isn't complete 
  • December: Tax bills are calculated and mailed.


Assessor's Office
City Hall Room 102
(414) 302-8230
Fax: (414) 302-8238

City Assessor

Charles Ruud

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West Allis City Hall
7525 W. Greenfield Ave
West Allis, WI 53214
8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F
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