The Town of Milton has hired New England Municipal Resource Center (NEMRC) to complete a reappraisal of all property in Milton for the 2022 grand list. The last reappraisal in Milton was completed in 2006. Since that time a lot of changes have taken place, from physical changes to market valuation changes.
Over the past 5 years values in Milton have increased more than 3% per year; sales from the past 6 months are even higher. Even though the assessments of improvements over time have been maintained, the base property data and valuation system is out of date. These value changes, along with the physical changes for the last 14 years, highlight the need for a reappraisal.
The purpose of a reappraisal is not only to value properties at market value, but to improve the equity across all properties. Many properties will increase in value, some will decline in value, and several will see little or no change. In general, an overall increase in the grand list typically results in a lower overall tax rate.
NEMRC will be updating the data by completing exterior inspections (measurements, pictures, etc.), and using interviews or video to collect interior information. We will be mailing postcards to notify property owners of inspection areas street by street. After inspection, each improved property will receive a code to access and verify the basic data (not values) using the NEMRC Online Property Data Verification system.
For more information or questions, please contact the Milton Assessor’s office at 802-891-8046 or email the Assessor's Office.
WHERE WILL NEMRC BE AND WHEN?
Beginning Wednesday, 10/14/20: Lauren Dr, Andrea Ln, Butternut Cir, Sidesaddle Dr, Bartlett Rd, Legion Rd, Racine Rd, Forbes Rd, Partridge Ln, Lawnwood Dr, Route 7 South (951-474)
Beginning Wednesday, 10/7/20: Allen Dr, Clapper Rd, Gonyeau Rd, Ledge Dr, Petty Brook Rd, Precast Rd, Punch Bowl Ln, Sweeney Farm Rd, Mahoney Ln
NEMRC will begin the reappraisal of Milton starting in October 2020. The inspection process will be evolving over time. In the meantime, the inspection process needs to continue. We will need to complete new measurements and sketches, and take new pictures. We will be completing data verification interviews and internal video verifications. In addition, NEMRC has developed an Online Property Data Verification process (OPDV) that allows property owners to view and verify existing data. The OPDV can be found here. Instructions on how to use the OPDV system can be found here.
The following inspection process will be utilized:
Mail Notification of Inspection Area to Property Owners
Postcards will be mailed postcards to notify property owners that appraisers will be in their area over the next few weeks. Each appraiser will have an ID to identify them as a NEMRC staff person. You may also notice signs on the vehicles of NEMRC staff.
NEMRC appraisers will complete exterior measurements and take new exterior pictures. In order to verify our data we will provide multiple opportunities for property owners to provide accurate data.
Property Owner Home at Time of Inspection - Do Exterior Inspection and Provide Five Options
- Complete interior inspection using video technology *
- Complete interview of property characteristics on site
- Make appointment to complete phone interview
- Have property owner send pictures of interior **
- Create appointment for tour of dwelling using video technology *
- Leave property owner OPDV Codes to review data
If a remote video tour and interview are desired, the property owner will be given a phone number or email address to request a time and date.
Property Owner Not Home at Time of Inspection - Do Exterior Inspection
- Leave Doorhanger with OPDV Codes for Data Verification
- Provide email or phone for phone interview
- Provide email or phone for Video Tour
* Information collected using video technology, whether a Google Meet or video walkthrough, is not retained after the video session
** Pictures sent to the Town of Milton become public information.