What evidence do I need to present to the Board of Assessors?
State law puts the burden of proof on the property owner to show that the assessment is incorrect. Stating that property taxes are too high is not relevent. You should establish in your mind what you think your property is worth.

The best evidence that could be considered would be a recent sale price of your property. The next best evidence would be recent sales prices of properties that are similar to yours. The close in similarity and proximity, the better the evidence.

Another type of evidence that could be considered would be recent appraisal of your property.

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1. What is a revaluation?
2. Why is a revaluation necessary?
3. When will revaluation start?
4. Who will do the revaluation?
5. Will all property values change?
6. What is market value (a.k.a. full and fair cash value)?
7. Will I be notified if there is a change in my assessment?
8. How will my taxes change as a result of my new assessment?
9. Why is my single-family home valued differently than my neighbor’s two family?
10. How are assessments determined?
11. How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?
12. What if I refuse to let assessment personnel in my property?
13. What if there hasn’t been a recent qualified sale of my property?
14. What if there are no reasonable comparable sales?
15. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
16. I have recently built my home. Will the actual construction costs be considered?
17. Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
18. Do all assessments change at the same rate?
19. Will the person who inspects my property be able to tell me my new assessment?
20. What if I don't agree with my assessment?
21. What if, after the actual bill goes out, I still disagree with the assessment?
22. What evidence do I need to present to the Board of Assessors?
23. Should I regard the property lines on the Town's maps as a legal record?