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Property Revaluation Is In Store For North Salem

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North Salem town hall. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The Town of North Salem has contracted with Tyler Technologies, Inc. to conduct a reassessment project that will update outdated property assessments.

Data collection is scheduled to start in March 2015 and be complete for the 2017 Assessment Roll affecting tax bills beginning in April 2018.

Property owners will be mailed a brochure from Tyler providing information about the reassessment process prior to the start of data collection in their neighborhood. Data collection is the phase of the reassessment where data collectors go to each property requesting to perform an interior inspection, verify the exterior measurements of all buildings and gather various data in regards to recent sales and other factors that may be unique to the property.

Property owners do not have to allow data collectors on their property, but the overall accuracy of the information is enhanced when a property can be inspected. Accurate assessments depend on accurate data.

After all the data is entered, mailers will be sent to residential property owners listing the property inventory data on file for their property.

Each homeowner will be asked to review the information and make any necessary corrections before the data is used for analysis and valuation purposes.

Values will then be computed and reviewed for all properties making changes where appropriate.

After all values are reviewed by Tyler and approved by the town assessor, notices of tentative assessments will be sent to all property owners. At that time, any owner who has a question about how the value was determined or wishes to present information in support of a different value will have an opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Tyler representative.

This process, called “Informal Reviews,” allows owners the opportunity to challenge a value without going through the usual formal appeal process.

As this project progresses the town will have more information and links on the town website. Upon completion of this project the town hopes to achieve fairness, equity and transparency.

For more information on North Salem's property revaluation, click here.

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