Washburn County, Wisconsin Tax Assessors' Office
10 Fourth Avenue
Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871
Where is the Washburn County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Washburn County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Washburn County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Washburn County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Washburn County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Washburn County Assessor's Office at (715) 468 4650 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Washburn County Facts:
The median home value in Washburn County is between $139,459.00 and $157,341.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Washburn County?
You can try contacting the Washburn County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Washburn County is located in the County Courthouse in Shell Lake, which is located at PO BOX 639. You can direct your general inquiries to Washburn County with the contact info listed below.
Washburn County Phone Number
Washburn County Fax Number
Washburn County County Courthouse Address
PO BOX 639
Shell Lake, WI 54871-0639
Useful Washburn County Links:
- Washburn County Government Homepage
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Property Tax Search Tool & GIS Map
- Washburn County Assessors' Office Homepage