It is the policy of the Assessor’s Office to conduct interior and exterior inspections, where possible, when evaluating a property under review. A thorough inspection is the fairest way to confirm property data and estimate the property’s value. A property review is warranted when significant changes have been made, ownership of a property has recently been transferred, or when data errors are evident. Building and zoning permits, property transfer tax returns, real estate listings, and field observations are used to identify properties in need of review.
The Assessor’s Office provides information to taxpayers, real estate appraisers and brokers, attorneys, and the public. We handle assessment appeals, assist other City departments, annually update the parcel maps, and complete all reports required by the Vermont Department of Taxes.