why are my property taxes soo high? they are $ 4,340 i have a lot that is 70' by 100' i barely need a lawn mower 2206 geneva street racine.

Asked by mbouwens2010, 53402 Thu Dec 20, 2012

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Eric D Lenz, Agent, Greendale, WI
Thu Dec 20, 2012
In addition to the answer below: the taxes are used for government spending, so less government spending will reduce the taxes needed. Where do you want the spending cut? Ask your government representative to make that cut. Good luck with that.
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Rich Moen, Agent, Watertown, WI
Thu Dec 20, 2012
Your taxes are based on your assessed value in conjunction with the values for your entire community.
Lot size is not as important as the improvements on the lot.

If you feel you are over assessed you can contact your municipality. However the time frame for contesting assessments is over for 2012 but you can begin the process for next year.
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