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 and 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.
COVID-19 Operating Status
The assessor's office is closed to the public until further notice. Staff members are in the office Monday through Thursday during regular business hours and are available by phone or email. City Hall is closed on Friday for cleaning until further notice. All documents required by our office can be emailed or inserted into the drop box at the Main Street entrance of City Hall. The Main Street entrance is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
2020 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 as the office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The 2019 personal property assessment information is found in the online portal. All online Information is confidential. The deadline for filing is Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.