Can I refuse entry to the field inspector?
Yes, you may refuse entry to your home, but is in your best interest to see that as much information as possible is gathered to help insure an accurate assessment. If an appraiser cannot inspect the inside of a building, it's possible an inaccurate assessment may result. The law provides that a property can be assessed at the highest reasonable value if the field inspector is denied entry.

The revaluation program should not be seen as an adversarial situation. Property owners have a vested interest in the outcome of the project and their cooperation is vital to achieve an equitable revaluation. If one person's property is under-assessed, all the other property owners in the municipality will pay higher taxes to make up for the discrepancy. Conversely, if property owners deny access to the field inspector they could wind up being over-assessed and pay more than their fair share of taxes.

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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?