In the last week (May 3rd-May 7th), you may have received multiple notices regarding your property’s assessment amount.
If you submitted documentation to the assessor asking for your assessment to be reviewed, you may have received a letter with an amount offered for stipulation. Depending on the date your stipulation was offered, this may have taken place after the information was submitted from the town to the county for the publication of the tentative assessment roll.
As a result, when notices regarding assessed values were sent out with the publication of the tentative assessment roll, the amount you were offered for stipulation may not be reflected on the “change in assessment” notice you received. As the final assessment roll is not published until July 1, there is no need for concern; if you agree to the stipulation offered by the assessor, this amount is what will be on the final roll.
As you review the letters, we ask that you please go with the assessed value printed on the stipulation offer (with town letterhead).
Please note that not every resident has received a stipulation letter, and not every resident received another change in assessment notice in May. Stipulation letters are being sent if the assessor can offer a stipulation, and change in assessment notices were only sent if there was a different assessed value on your property than what was originally printed back in March. Do not be alarmed if you did not receive either notification.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Assessment Department