Why is a revaluation necessary?
State law requires that all property in the town be assessed within ten percent of market value every three years. A revaluation is the most equitable way to accomplish this.

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1. What is a revaluation?
2. Why is a revaluation necessary?
3. What is market value (a.k.a. full and fair cash value)?
4. What if there hasn’t been a recent qualified sale of my property?
5. Will all property values change?
6. Will I be notified if there is a change in my assessment?
7. How will my taxes change as a result of my new assessment?
8. Why is my single-family home valued differently than my neighbor’s two family?
9. How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?
10. How are assessments determined?
11. Who will do the revaluation?
12. When will revaluation start?
13. What if I refuse to let assessment personnel in my property?
14. What if there are no reasonable comparable sales?
15. I have recently built my home. Will the actual construction costs be considered?
16. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
17. Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
18. Do all assessments change at the same rate?
19. Will the person who inspects my property be able to tell me my new assessment?
20. What if I don't agree with my assessment?
21. What if, after the actual bill goes out, I still disagree with the assessment?
22. What evidence do I need to present to the Board of Assessors?
23. Should I regard the property lines on the Town's maps as a legal record?