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Archaeological Sites Property Tax Exemption
Wisconsin Statute 70.11(13m) provides a property tax exemption for owners of archaeological sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the State Register of Historic Places. The intent of the legislation is to provide an incentive for landowners to protect significant archaeological sites on their lands. To obtain the tax exemption, the landowner must agree to place a permanent protective covenant on the site.

Through this program you have the opportunity to receive a tax exemption for the archaeological site area and help the State of Wisconsin preserve our archaeological heritage. The tax exemption program makes you, the landowner, a steward of Wisconsin's past. It does not discourage all uses of the site. Instead, it encourages land use planning to avoid disturbing the site area. The covenant contains a legal description of the area that is to be exempted from property taxes and defines landowner and Wisconsin Historical Society obligations in the protection of that area.

Dena Mooney


206 Court St.
Chilton, WI 53014

Ph: 920-849-1493, ext. 263
Fx: 920-849-1481

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Calumet County
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

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