To ensure a thorough and fair property analysis, the Board must evaluate the interior and exterior of the residence, the land upon which the residence is sited, the condition of the property, the location of the property, and the attractiveness to a prospective, arm’s length buyer. During the inspection process the property inspector records the key features, dimensions, and condition of the property. That information is entered into the property record card for the parcel. The Board uses the information from the property record card to determine the value of the property.
The Assessors’ Office assists the Board with property inspections, record maintenance, and data analysis. The Board maintains a property database. It consists of the individual property records for each parcel in town. These records are updated whenever there is a revaluation, property inspection, abatement, or exemption, or when a building permit is issued.