Town of Mukwonago History
Welcome, Nestled in the southern portion of Waukesha County, the Town of Mukwonago, established in 1839; is comprised of 20,378 acres of a residential community surrounded by scenic lakes and rolling hills, with a population of 7,972.
Mukwonago offers picturesque views of Phantom Lake to the west, Vernon Marsh State Wildlife Area to the north. The Town Hall is located just a short distance off of Interstate 43, at the intersection of CTH EE and Beulah Road. Mukwonago is about 30 minutes from both Milwaukee and Racine.
The first settlement in the Mukwonago area was the Potawatomi Indian Village along the Fox River where the Village of Mukwonago is now located. The Winnebago tribe also lived in Waukesha County before the Potawatomi tribe arrived in the early 1700’s. In 1832, the Potawatomi ceded their lands and white settlers soon arrived.
The Town of Mukwonago Assessment Roll for the year 2013 will be open for examination on May 29 at the Mukwonago Town Hall, W320 S8315 Beulah Road. Appointments for Open Book should be made through the Assessor’s Office at (800) 721-4157. Instructional material about assessment, on how to file an objection, and Board of Review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at Open Book.
The Board of Review for the Town of Mukwonago will hold its first meeting on June 10, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review, and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:
- 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.
- After the first meeting of the Board of Review, and before final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board may contact or provide information to a member of the Board about the objection, except at a session of the Board.
- No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone, or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard, if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members, and if so, which member will be removed, and a reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.
- When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the objection, and specify the information used to arrive at that estimate.
- No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses as specified in Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests. The Town of Mukwonago has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information under this paragraph which provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law, duties of their office, or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35 (1) of Wis. Statutes.
The Board shall hear, upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone.