Accurate Assessor Letter/Field Work: Please be aware that Accurate Appraisal has mailed letters like the one below to some town residents.  The Town of Oregon contracts with Accurate for assessment of property.  If you have any concerns, please reach out to them at 1-800-770-3927 or  If you have any futher concerns, you can reach out to Account Manager Amanda Meade at 920-749-8098 or    Accurate Appraisal LLC PO Box 415 Menasha, WI 54952 ______________________________________________________________________________________ May 2, 2022 «OWNER_NAME» «MAIL_ADDRESS» «MAIL_CITY» «MAIL_STATE» «MAIL_ZIP» As the contracted assessor for your municipality, Accurate Appraisal, LLC, will visit your property located at «St_Name» within the next 60 days. The purpose of this visit is for reviewing property characteristics to develop fair and current values for the purpose of property tax assessment. This process ensures all property is taxed fairly. Properties viewed annually include but are not limited to those that have had a recent sale, acquired a building permit, needs data verification, or land that needs classification. To ensure receiving a complete and accurate valuation, it benefits the homeowner to provide interior viewing access of their residence when requested. For the purposes of valuation if access is denied, the assessor will then base the valuation on the next best information available. However, if facts exist making an interior view necessary to complete an accurate valuation, the assessor may seek a special inspection warrant per section 66.0119 of the Wisconsin Statutes to view the interior of the home. Section 70.05(4n) of the Wisconsin statutes requires the following notice: You have the right to refuse entry into your residence pursuant to section 70.05(4m) of the Wisconsin statutes. Entry to view your property is prohibited unless voluntarily authorized by you. Pursuant to section 70.05(4m) of the Wisconsin statutes, you have the right to refuse a visual inspection of the interior of your residence and your refusal to allow an interior inspection of your residence will not be used as the sole reason for increasing your property tax assessment. Refusing entry to your residence also does not prohibit you from objecting to your assessment pursuant to section 70.47(7) of the Wisconsin statutes. In the event the property owner isn’t home during our visit, we will leave our contact information on the main building. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us or 800-770-3927. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter. Sincerely, Accurate Appraisal, LLC    


2019-2021 Farmland Preservation Biennial Report Now Available


2019-2021 Farmland Preservation Biennial Report Now Available

Dear Producers, Conservationists, Land Stewards, Stakeholders and Members of the Public,

Every two years, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reports on the status of the Farmland Preservation Program. The 2019-2021 Farmland Preservation Biennial Report is now available.

The report includes farmland availability and conversion trends, program participation, tax credit claims data, as well as trends related to farmland preservation planning, farmland preservation zoning, agricultural enterprise areas (AEAs), farmland preservation agreements and conservation compliance.

Be sure to read about how Monroe County was able to leverage an Innovation Grant to encourage participation and invigorate the original goals of their designated Agricultural Enterprise Areas in the AEAs section, starting on page 15, and how the pilot grant program is carrying momentum into the next biennium.

The report contemplates program costs, issues, opportunities and recommendations, reflecting on the challenges of the 2019-2021 biennium while looking to the future, starting on page 27.

Please share with anyone who may be interested!


The Farmland Preservation Program Team at DATCP



Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Farmland Preservation Program


For additional information on Farmland Preservation