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Glossary of Assessor Terms
City Assessor's Office City Hall - Rm. 207 730 Washington Ave. Racine, WI 53403 Main Phone: 262-636-9119
The residential class of property includes all property where the predominant
use is for living purposes. It also includes vacant land where the most likely
use would be residential development. Apartment buildings of four or more units,
hotels, motels, and resorts are classified as commercial property. The
residential class represents 68.5% of the total assessed value of the city.
The commercial class consists of properties where the predominant use is the
selling of merchandise or a service. Apartment buildings of four or more units
and office buildings are included in this class. This class also includes vacant
land where the most likely use would be for commercial purposes. Commercial
property represents 24.5% of the total assessed value of the city.
Manufacturing property consists of all property used for manufacturing,
assembling, processing, fabricating, making or milling tangible personal
property for profit. It also includes establishments engaged in assembling
component parts of manufactured products. All manufacturing property is assessed
by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Manufacturing real property represents
3.9% of the total assessed value of the city.
Locally assessed personal property basically includes all personal property
used by business. It does not include inventories. Locally assessed
(non-manufacturing) personal property represents about 2.1% of the total
assessed value of the city.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue assesses manufacturing personal property.
It represents about 1% of the total assessed value of the city.
2013 ASSESSMENT BASE
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