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The City of Franklin Assessor’s Office is contracted for its assessment services through Forward Appraisal, LLC, a professionally licensed assessment firm. All Assessor staff carry an official photo ID and their vehicle information is on file in the Assessor’s Office and the Police Department. Should you have any questions on the identification of a member of the Assessor staff, contact the Assessor’s Office at 414-425-1416 or




The mission of the Assessor's Office is to accurately and equitably value all real estate in the City of Franklin in accordance with Wisconsin State Statutes and the Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual. The assessment staff aims to work as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, while maintaining good customer service and a quality work product. The Assessor’s Office will stay informed of statute changes affecting the assessment process and will adapt accordingly.  See also Revaluation FAQs.


The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the valuation of all real property located within the City of Franklin for tax purposes. It is our responsibility to ensure fair and equitable assessments throughout the City. The Assessor’s Office will also maintain accurate and updated records by field-reviewing a percentage of properties each year. It is our intention to use the most advanced assessment software to achieve uniformity on a regular basis.  See also Revaluation FAQs.


The Assessor’s Office is currently closed for walk-ins. If you would like your property reviewed, please contact us at or 414-425-1416 to set up an appointment.


By passing “2023 Wisconsin Act 12” into law, the state has exempted all locally-assessed Personal Property for assessment year 2024 and beyond. You will no longer have to file an annual Statement of Personal Property form (PA-003), nor will you receive a Personal Property tax bill in 2024 or going forward. Taxes for 2023 and prior are not impacted. Please visit the Department of Revenue’s Personal Property Exemption summary page for further reference.


The Assessor’s Office neither sets the tax rate nor raises taxes to cover municipal budgets. Our valuation process operates independently of the budget and taxation process.