2018 Board of Review Training
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue approved “2018 Board of Review Training” will be available soon on DVD.
You can pre-order a copy now (order form).
This year training focuses on how to conduct the statute mandated 2-hour first meeting of the Board of Review. The Board of Review of a fictional Wisconsin village is portrayed in the video and a panel of experts comment and provide information about each phase of the meeting. Certification of completed training requires completing a written examination with an affidavit, and the video provides and reviews the answers to the exam.
If you purchased the Board of Review video in 2017, see the information below about using it for credit in 2018.
The Board of Review is a panel of local officials whose job it is to hear property owners’ objections to their tax assessments. Wisconsin Law requires that at least one member of the Board of Review obtain a Wisconsin Department of Revenue-approved training within two years of the Board of Review’s first two-hour meeting. It is recommended that all Board of Review members be trained, but the law requires only at least one member to do so. The Department of Revenue requires taking the current program, and will not certify attendance at training using materials or content dated prior to 2017. This is to ensure Board members have the best and most up-to-date information.
Prior training for Board of Review has focused on conducting the appeal hearing. The focus in 2018 on the first 2-hour meeting shows what the law requires a board to accomplish at that meeting and how best to use the board’s time to fulfill the board’s duties. Some communities may have no appeal hearings in a given year, but every city, village and town board of review must conduct a first 2-hour meeting.
After viewing the DVD and completing the written materials, complete the affidavit from the materials. Complete the exam (answers will be given during the program) and attach the exam to the
affidavit. Your affidavit and completed test will be filed with the municipal clerk. Next, have your municipal clerk file an affidavit online (PA-107) with the Department of Revenue indicating that you have completed the training. Instructions for online filing are in the materials.
Certification Using 2017 Video
If you have a 2017 Board of Review video, you may use that for certification in 2018, with 2 important extra steps to be fully trained. First, in the exam, note that question 2 is outdated. Second, view the new laws segment created in 2018. No other video will qualify for certification. If you have 2015-2016 video, it is a good resource for seeing how to conduct a Board of Review hearing. However, it cannot be used to certify as trained in 2018.
You may call our office; 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960 to place your order
(8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday)
or use this form for paying by check or to be invoiced.
To email your completed order form (for orders requiring invoicing) please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are paying by credit card you must place your order by phone.
Board of Review Order Form
2018 Board of Review DVD includes one materials packet. Additional material packets may be ordered.
Local Government Center
Phone: 608-262-9960 or 608-262-9961
610 Langdon Street, Room 229 Lowell Center
Madison, WI 53703
The Department of Revenue has issued the following guidance regarding persons seeking a hearing
who has denied the assessor access to view their property’s interior:
Access the guidance at: