2017 State Mandated Revaluation Project Information

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2017 Revaluation - information below was updated March 2017

Marsha L. Standish, CCMAII, CCMC, SPA

Director of Assessment

 

Vision Governmental Solutions will be mailing out data mailers under the authorization of The Department of Assessment on March 31, 2017. The data mailer is essential in verification of your property characteristics. Residential property owners need to return the data mailer if any of the information contained on the mailer is incorrect. If the information is correct do not return the data mailer.

 

The data mailer will also have a property sketch that includes outside dimensions followed by a description of the codes contained on the sketch.

 

Commercial property owners will be advised to review their information on line through the Town of Stonington’s Geographical Information System (GIS): http://gis.stonington-ct.gov/ags_map/. Income and Expense forms will be mailed to income producing properties April 13, 2017. Extensions may be requested in writing on or before May 1, 2017.

 

This data is essential in the revaluation process to ensure equal distribution of each taxpayer’s fair share of the Town of Stonington’s tax obligation.

 

Concurrently with the November mailing of the 2017 revaluation notices, a 2017 REVAL BOOK with the 2017 values will be published as a downloadable PDF on the Town of Stonington’s website www.stonington-ct.gov. This book will be alphabetically listed by street address. Summary of your property record card is available on line through the GIS link above. Detailed property record cards are available at the Department of Assessment, Town Hall, 152 Elm Street, Stonington.

 

During November 2017 notices of property values will be sent to all real property owners at which time an appointment may be made for a hearing with representatives of Vision Governmental Solutions. The notice will contain use assessments for farm and forestry and will not contain any exemptions (veterans, solar, etc.)

 

The outcome of these hearings will be reviewed by the Department of Assessment followed by a second notice of the result of such hearing. The second notice will be mailed only to those requesting and attending a hearing. In both cases information regarding the appeal process will be contained in the notice.

 

There will be no further notices prior to the Board of Assessment Appeals. Appeal dates and applications to the Board of Assessment Appeals will be posted to the Town of Stonington’s web site.

A copy of the residential data mailer and this notice can be obtained by clicking on this link: 2017 Residential Data Mailer.

 

2017 Revaluation - information below was updated September 2016

Marsha L. Standish, CCMAII, CCMC, SPA

Director of Assessment

The Town of Stonington, CT has hired Vision Government Solutions Inc to complete its state-mandated revaluation program.  The reassessment project will establish market value as of October 1, 2017 and will be reflected in the tax bills issued July 2018.  The project will commence late this summer with data collectors visiting all properties that are valid sales (beginning with May of 2015 sales) to record exterior measurements and conduct interior inspections. 

To ensure the safety of our citizens’ data collectors will carry a letter of identification from the Assessor’s Office, a photo ID badge and have their cars registered with the Stonington Police Department.  You may contact the Department of Assessment at 860-535-5098 for further confirmation.   All property owners and tenants are respectfully requested to cooperate with data collectors to ensure that accurate information is used in the revaluation process.  Valuation work will continue throughout the coming year with notices of the new valuations being mailed to property owners in the fall of 2017.  Residents will have the option of meeting with Vision staff in Stonington to review the new, proposed assessments.  Values will be finalized and appear on the 2017 Grand List.

Look for further updates on the Town of Stonington website as the revaluation process continues throughout the coming year. 

Photographs of Vision staff members performing data collection and field inspection work throughout the town can be viewed below.

Ken Nadeau - Crew Chief

 

Ken Nadeau - Crew Chief David MacKie, Lister