2013 WISCONSIN ACT 87
An Act to amend 66.0413 (1) (f) of the statutes; relating to: changing the method by which a municipality may collect the costs of razing a building from a property owner.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
66.0413 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0413 (1) (f) Failure to comply with order; razing building. An order under par. (b) shall specify the time within which the owner of the building is required to comply with the order and shall specify repairs, if any. If the owner fails or refuses to comply within the time prescribed, the building inspector or other designated officer may proceed to raze the building through any available public agency or by contract or arrangement with private persons, or to secure the building and, if necessary, the property on which the building is located if unfit for human habitation, occupancy or use. The cost of razing or securing the building may be charged in full or in part against the real estate upon which the building is located, and if that cost is so charged it is a lien upon the real estate and may be assessed and collected as a special tax charge, but may not be assessed and collected as a special tax. Any portion of the cost charged against the real estate that is not reimbursed under s. 632.103 (2) from funds withheld from an insurance settlement may be assessed and collected as a special tax.
(1) This act first applies to a building that is razed on the effective date of this subsection.