MEDIA RELEASE: July 8, 2016, Southbury, CT
Revaluation Team to Visit Properties in Southbury
Southbury town officials remind homeowners of the state mandated revaluation project being conducted by representatives of the firm, Vision Government Solutions for the October 1, 2017 grand list. As the process takes over a year to complete, the project will begin during July 2016.
The first phase of the revaluation process is collecting current information on all of the properties in Southbury. As the data collector visits each property, they will confirm the exterior measurements of each building and document additional information such as location, topography, utilities, zoning, and quality of construction. Each home will be measured and the exterior inspected on the data collector’s first visit to the home. A new photograph of the home will also be taken to update the Assessor’s File.
Data collector’s will be wearing an identification badge and will have written documentation from the town stating their affiliation with the project. All Vision representatives and their vehicles are also registered with the Southbury 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 Southbury Police or the Tax Assessor’s office for further confirmation.
The interior inspections take only 10 to 15 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. The homeowner will be asked to 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 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. If the homeowner is unavailable at this visit, a letter with instructions on how to schedule an inspection appointment will be sent.
Homeowners are reminded that specific questions regarding their current assessment should be directed to the tax 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.
For more information and the streets the data collectors will be on specific days please visit the town website at www.southbury-ct.org/revaluation.
Contact: Assessor's Office