July 2, 2015
The latest update on the Town’s Revaluation:
As has been reported over the last few months, the Town of Deep River hired Vision Government Solutions, Inc. to assist in its state-mandated revaluation program, required every five years. The reassessment project will establish market value as of October 1st, 2015 and will be reflected in the tax bills issued in the summer of 2016.
The data mailer phase is now complete. The company has sent a data mailer to all residential taxpayers by US Postal Service. We are now jointly in the process of reviewing those that were returned and making appropriate changes in the Assessment database. Any field checks that are needed due to these returns will be made over the next few months.
Vision Government Solutions is now conducting the sales verification process to check that all sales used in the valuation steps are indeed arms length. Additionally, the Assessor’s Office and the company are collecting information on all building permits. We continue to try and make our inventory as accurate as possible, only by insuring that we have accurate information can we develop accurate values during the revaluation process.
During the months of September and October, the Assessor’s Office and Vision will be conducting the field review portion of the project. This will entail a drive by review of all properties from the street to ensure consistency and uniformity of data and value decisions. In the fall months we will also be updating the image data base with exterior photographs. During the month of December, we anticipate that taxpayers will be receiving a notice of valuation at which time you’ll have an opportunity to meet with a member of the Vision staff or the Assessor’s Office.
Any property owners who have questions concerning the revaluation process, or questions about what to expect during the data verification process, can contact the Assessor’s Office during business hours at 860-526-6029.