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Property Revaluation

posted Feb 21, 2019, 1:37 PM by Patricia Del Monaco

Every five years, the State of Connecticut mandates the Town of New Fairfield perform a physical property revaluation, which includes physical inspections of each parcel of real estate. The purpose of the revaluation program is to develop accurate and uniform assessments based on their market value as of October 1, 2019. This, in turn, will generate an equitable tax base throughout the Town, distributed among New Fairfield taxpayers.

The firm of Vision Government Solutions has been contracted by the Town of New Fairfield to assist in conducting this revaluation. Under the supervision of the Town Assessor, Vision employees will collect and analyze data on all properties in town, including both external and internal physical reviews. Beginning on January 22 through October 2019 Vision Government Solutions field inspectors will be in New Fairfield collecting data and inspecting properties. The employees will wear brightly colored inspection vests, carry photo identification and their cars will be registered with the New Fairfield Police Department and clearly marked “ASSESSOR’S OFFICE, POLICE DEPT. REGISTERED VEHICLE” and the Vision Government Solutions logo.

This inspection will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes. If no one is at home, the inspector will measure the exterior of the home. A letter will be sent with instructions for making an appointment for an interior inspection. 
While it is not mandatory for residents to allow inspectors interior access, since the data they are collecting is vitally important to the accuracy and uniformity of the assessments, your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 
Inspections will continue through next summer. Once the data has been collected it will be analyzed along with current market trends to determine the market value for each parcel of real estate. Notices with new assessments will be mailed to all property owners in December 2019. At that time Vision Government Solutions will conduct informal hearings with any property owner requesting assessment clarification. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Assessor's Office at 203-312-5625.