As mandated by Connecticut State Statutes, the Town of Durham is starting work for the revaluation of all real estate in the town. This revaluation will be effective for the Grand List of October 1, 2010. Tax bills for the new revaluation will be due by July 1, 2011.
The Town of Durham has contracted with Tyler Technologies |CLT Appraisal Services to assist the Assessor with this task. This process will be ongoing through most of 2010. In the coming months, data collectors from CLT will be visiting every property to gather necessary data for this important project. Data collectors have been hired, trained, and will be supervised by CLT, the nation's leading property revaluation firm. The data collector will carry an official photo identification badge and will be registered with the Assessor’s office and police department. The Town urges its residents NOT to allow anyone to enter their home without proper ID. Data collectors will ask permission to inspect the interior of each residence. They will verify the exterior measurements of each building on a property and may ask questions. If applicable, they will ask for verification of recent sales information. The data collectors will not be able to answer questions regarding value, assessments or taxes.
Cooperation is important to the overall success of the project. Residents will be asked to sign the data collection form to verify that a data collector visited the property. If no one is at home, the data collector will measure the exterior of all buildings on the property at the time of the initial visit. A letter requesting an interior inspection will follow.
Residents may call the Assessor’s office at 860-349-3452 if they have any questions or if they need to make an appointment for the inspection.
Proposed Revaluation Timeline
2010 Revaluation Brochure/FAQ
John S. Philip, CCMA II