Why an inspection of properties?
The purpose of the interior inspection is to record information relative to the structure which will affect its value. The information recorded at the time of this inspection will include such items as the type of interior wall construction, number of bathrooms, type of heat, air conditioning other than wall units, percentage of basement and area finished for recreation or apartment use and the percentage of finished half story and attic where applicable.

The exterior inspection includes the measurement of each structure including garages or other accessory buildings, the determination of story height, roof structure, type of foundation and exterior wall construction. The physical condition of the structure is noted to establish depreciation factors for age, use, etc. Topographical features of the land are also noted as they may affect value.

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1. What is a Revaluation?
2. Why a Revaluation?
3. What are the benefits of a Revaluation to me as a property tax payer?
4. How are the values established?
5. Why an inspection of properties?
6. Doesn't the town have this information on file?
7. What can I expect during a visit by an inspector?
8. How long will an inspection take?
9. Will I be assessed more for my decorating and/or landscaping?
10. What if I am not home?
11. Can I refuse entry to the field inspector?
12. When will your inspectors be in my neighborhood?
13. Can I schedule an appointment in advance?
14. My property has unique conditions which affect its value. What should I do?
15. My home has been inspected. Now what?
16. Why do some homeowners pay more taxes after a revaluation and some pay less?
17. When will I be notified of my new assessment?
18. What are my neighbors' assessed values?
19. Who can I talk to about my value?
20. When will I find out the results from my informal hearing?
21. Is there an official appeal process if I still disagree with my value?
22. Can I have a copy of my appraisal?
23. What is the difference between assessed value and market value?