2019 Revaluation Project Update
Revaluation Team to begin Residential and Commercial Review in Coventry
The Revaluation project is set to begin the Residential and Commercial review phase in mid-July of 2019. Representatives Vision Government Solutions Inc. will be reviewing property data cards to confirm the information we have collected is correct. This includes, but is not limited to the general construction of the dwelling, the story height, the current physical condition, and all other exterior information to include outbuildings. This process will be done by trained qualified staff from inside their vehicle. In some instances, a reviewer may have to verify information physically by exiting their vehicle. It is also possible that they will be updating pictures at this time also. 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 or reviewer, they may call the police at (860)742-7331, or the assessor’s office at (860)742-4067 for further confirmation.
Interior inspections will still continue to take place, but only if you have indicated that on the data mailer which were sent out in April of 2019, there is an active permit or work being done to your property or there is a discrepancy noticed during the review process. They 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.
Field Staff 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.