August 1, 2018
Revaluation Team to visit properties in Coventry and Mansfield
The Assessor’s Offices for the above-mentioned Towns would like to notify homeowners of the upcoming revaluation project being conducted for the October 1, 2019 grand list by representativesof the firm, Vision Government Solutions. This process will start around October 1, 2018.
The first phase of the revaluation process is collecting current information on some of the properties in each Town. This process will start November 1, 2018 and will consist of data collectors visiting properties confirming their exterior measurements and documenting additional information such as location,topography, utilities, zoning, and quality of construction. Selected homes will be measured and the exterior inspected on the data collector’s first visit tothe home. A new photograph of the home will also be taken to update theAssessor’s File. Not all properties will be inspected. Our offices have decided to inspect only properties that have sold on or after January 1, 2018, properties with active permits, and any property that has information we believe to be inaccurate.
Data collectors will bewearing an identification badge. All Vision representatives and their vehicles are also registered with the police department, the Assessor’s and Town Manager’s Office. Homeowners are encouraged to ask for this identification prior to admitting anyone into their homes. If a homeowner has aquestion as to the identity of a data collector, they may call the police orthe Assessor’s office for further confirmation.
The interior inspections take only 5 to 10 minutes andinclude a quick tour of the house, including basement and attic space. The data collector will count the number oftotal rooms and make notations on heating systems, interior construction and extra features of the home. To ensure that a home has been inspected, the homeowner must sign the data collection form to verify that the inspection took place. An interior inspection will not be conducted unless a person 18 years orolder is available to sign the form.
Data collectors generally work between the hours of 8 a.m.and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Three attempts will be made to inspect each property. The last attempt will be made after 5 p.m.weekdays or on a Saturday. If the homeowner is unavailable at this last visit,a letter with instructions on how to schedule an appointment will be sent later in the year.
Homeowners are reminded that specific questions regarding their current assessment should be directed to the Assessor’s office. Vision Government Solutions data collectors are not town employees and therefore are not prepared to answer questions concerning current values or town laws.