It has been five years since the last appraisal and the Town is just beginning the process to update Our valuations.To optimize the appraisal results, the Town will perform a full revaluation which includes a data collector visiting each property in Town. The Town of Fairfield’s primary revenue source is property taxes.It is important that the Town have an accurate appraisal of all residential, commercial, and industrial properties to ensure taxes are fairly distributed.
Property values do fluctuate over time and by neighborhood. To maintain accurate appraisal records, the Town, in accordance with state statute, conducts a Town wide appraisal every five years.
The data collector’s responsibilities include visiting every property to document physical characteristics, noting a building’s location, size, age, quality of construction, improvements, a property’s topography, utilities, zoning restrictions, if any, and numerous other characteristics both inside and out.
The site visits will be performed by Vision Government Solutions, Inc., which has been contracted by the Town to assist with the appraisal process. Site visits will commence on July 14, 2014.