BLOOMFIELD, CT – The Town of Bloomfield has selected Vision Government Solutions to assist with the town-wide 2024 revaluation project. Vision’s Appraisal division will be working closely with the Assessing Department to make the process successful for the Town.
The last revaluation was completed in 2019 and a statistical update was done in 2014. CT state laws require towns to revalue every five years. A revaluation will determine the fair market value of every property in town and equalizes the values of all properties for the purpose of a fair distribution of the tax burden.
The major phases of a municipal revaluation are:
- Data Collection
- Market Analysis
- Field Review
- Informal Hearings
You can visit the Vision Government Solutions website for information explaining each stage of the revaluation process as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here:
Phase 1 of the Revaluation
Starting in February 2024, Data Mailers will be sent to all residential properties (excluding vacant land). Please review the mailer, make any corrections to the data, and return the mailer to Vision, per the instructions.
Sale verification forms will be sent to owners of sale properties. Please complete the information and return the form per the instructions.
Data Collection of arms-length sale properties from 10/1/2022 through 10/1/2024 will begin later in February.
Sale data collection, as well as data collection of data mailer discrepancy properties will continue through October. This data collection is critical, as it enables us to ensure accurate measurements both on main structures and outbuildings and to visually verify exterior characteristics of the property and condition. This is the most time-intensive phase of the project, but the most critical for data accuracy and integrity.
In order to ensure continued accuracy in data, data collectors will go to each property and physically inspect the exterior to verify the measurements of each building. The data collector will note a building’s size, condition, quality of construction, improvements, topography, utilities, and numerous other characteristics. Data collectors will attempt to perform an interior inspection during this initial visit. All data collectors will be wearing reflective clothing, carry an identification badge and a letter of introduction, have an “Assessor’s Office” sign posted in the vehicle, and their cars will be registered with the Police as well as the Assessor’s Office in the Town Hall.
Vision Government Solutions will send a letter to the property owner of properties where the data collector was unable to complete an interior inspection, requesting that the property owner call to arrange for an interior inspection at a future date.
After the initial Data Collection phase, market analysis and valuation will begin, followed by field review of properties to check and re-check values to ensure uniformity and accuracy of information. This will be followed by a Notice of New Values mailed to each property owner and an Informal Hearings phase, which enables anyone with questions concerning the revaluation process an opportunity to meet with a member of Vision’s staff to discuss their property value.
If you have any questions about the revaluation process or need additional information, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 860-769-3530 or email@example.com