Disclaimer: This is not an official posting site of the Town of Waterford.
Just a reminder that this website is not updated everyday. It is NOT an official posting site and is for information only. There maybe times when the site is not updated. We make every attempt to do so when time allows. You can always contact the office with any questions you may have. Also note that minutes will not be posted until approved. All ordinances are subject to repeals and revisions.
For Information on the I-94 North-South Freeway Resurfacing Project, click on the "I-94 North-south" tab on the left.
A Special Note concerning the Assessment Ratio and thus the Estimated Fair Market Value shown on your tax bill:
In addition to the assessed value, which was placed on your property by the Assessor’s office, Wisconsin law requires that the Town of Waterford show an estimated fair market value of taxable property on your property tax bill. This estimated fair market value is simply calculated by dividing your assessment by the assessment ratio of 105.02%, which is shown on the front of your tax bill.
The State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue calculates the assessment ratio by taking the 2013 total assessed value of the town and dividing it by the total equalized value of the town. The state studies all of the sales that occur each year and compare those sales to the assessments placed on those properties. The assessment ratio that is calculated is then applied to the entire community. The equalized value was arrived at by using 2013 assessments, along with estimated assessor final reports, which were submitted in June at the completion of the 2013 assessment year.
There is a lag time between the Assessor’s office and the Department of Revenue. As a result, the assessment ratio as shown on your tax bill may be inaccurate, leading to a less precise and possibly understated fair market value on your tax bill. We believe that the estimated fair market value as shown on your tax bill in incorrectly stated as the Town of Waterford has completed a revaluation of the town for calendar year 2008. Please use the property tax assessment when looking at the fair market value of your home. The assessment is the amount that your taxes are based on. Therefore, please do not be concerned with the fair market value on your 2013 tax bill: Your assessment is correct and uniform as of January 1, 2013.
Town of Waterford
Uniform Address Signs
The Town of Waterford Police Department and Tichigan Fire and Rescue have had numerous occasions where they are unable to find an address or property during an emergency call. This has happened during the day and night. Town of Waterford residents have the ability to purchase uniform address signs for a cost of $40 per sign. The Town will install the signs free of charge. Presently, these signs are not required by the Town, so the decision is left up to the home/property owner. If you own a property that is hard to find or is unmarked, it may be in your best interest to pursue this option. If you order the signs this winter, they will be installed by the Town’s Department of Public Works in the spring. To order a sign, call or visit the Town Hall at 262-534-2350, 415 N. Milwaukee St. and speak to Tina or Heather.
~Chairman Tom Hincz
If you have any comments or questions regarding the STH 164 Project, please contact Traci Gengler, DOT Project Manager, at 262-548-8727.
The Town of Waterford now has an old medication drop box located outside the Town of Waterford Police Dept. (to the left of the meeting hall doors). Please scroll down in the left column and clerk on “Old Medication Drop Box” for more information.
Need some tree limbs chipped. Click on “Garbage & Recycling” in the left hand column and then click on “Brush Chipping Procedure”.