Revaluations are conducted every three years according to State law. A statistical reval was completed 12/31/2013. Click here for more details about the revaluation process.
Assessment data can be reviewed in the Tax Assessor’s office or at the following web address: North East Revaluation
For motor vehicle taxes, an appeal to the Motor Vehicle Value Commission must be filed within forty-five (45) days of the mailing of the tax bill. Appeal forms are available in the Assessor’s office.
Real estate and tangible taxes can be appealed to the Tax Assessor within ninety (90) days from the due date of the first quarterly tax payment. Appeal forms are available in the Assessor’s office.
The tax bills are mailed in July of each year and payable by August 31st. For bills over $50, payments can be made quarterly by the following date:
Motor vehicle excise taxes are charged for the period that the vehicle was registered during the previous calendar year. If you sell your motor vehicle, the plates must be turned in to the registry or else they will continue to generate a tax bill.
The homestead exemption was drafted and approved by the Town Council and went into affect for the 2005 tax roll. The exemption is applied to improved residential property. The current exemption for the 2014 tax bills is fourteen percent (14%) off of the assessed value.
Click here for a copy of the ordinance.
The elderly exemption (also known as frozen or stabilized) is available to all property owning town residents who are 65 years old and have lived in town for a minimum of seven (7) years. Those residents that qualify need to file an application with the Tax Assessor’s office the year they turn sixty-five (65). A continuance form will be mailed out each February and must be returned to the Assessor’s office.