Revaluation begins in Coventry
Coventry town officials remind homeowners of the revaluation project being conducted for the October 1, 2019 grand list by representatives of the firm, Vision Government Solutions Inc.
The first phase of the revaluation process started March of 2019 and consists of a Data Mailer being sent to all owners of improved residential properties. This form will allow the home owner to review the data that is currently on file in the Assessor’s Office. If, after reviewing the data the home owner wishes to make any corrections, they can make corrections on the form and return it to the Vision Government Solutions Inc. Those that have no corrections to make do not need to return the mailer.
If an inspection is needed, all Vision representatives will have identification and their vehicles will also be registered with the police department. Homeowners are encouraged to ask for this identification prior to admitting anyone into their homes. If a homeowner has a question as to the identity of a data collector, they may call the police or the assessor’s office at 860-742-4067 for further confirmation.
The interior inspections take only 5 to 10 minutes and include a quick tour of the house including basement and attic space. The data collector will count the number of total 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 or older is available to sign the form.
Data collectors generally work between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Circumstances in which a tax payer cannot be available during those times will the handled on a case by case basis. 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 Inc., data collectors are not town employees and therefore are not prepared to answer questions concerning current values or town laws.
Michael J. D’Amicol