A revaluation is an update of all assessments in the city conducted under the direction of the Board of Assessors. The Board of Assessors are state-certified individuals whose duties are to discover, list and value all real and personal property in the City in a uniform and equitable manner. The Board of Assessors is not involved in the collection of property taxes.
Generally speaking, improvements that increase the market value of a property will increase the assessment. The following are typical item examples that may increase the assessment of your property:
Added Rooms or Garage
Central Air Conditioning
Substantial Modernization of Kitchen or Bathroom
Normal maintenance will help retain the market value of your property, but generally will not affect your assessment. The following examples are typical items that will not increase the assessed value of your property: