The assessor’s job is to ensure that the city’s tax base is distributed fairly and accurately. This is done through the discovery, data collection and valuation of all property — real estate, business personal property, motor vehicle — on the grand list. Property is assessed at 70% of fair market value. The assessor’s office also administers the various exemption and tax relief programs related to property taxation.
2021 Personal Property Declarations will be mailed at the end of September with an Online Access Code to the online portal. We encourage all businesses to use the online filing. The 2020 personal property assessment information is found in the online portal. All online Information is confidential. The deadline for filing is Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.