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Posted on: March 21, 2018

2018 State Mandated Property Revaluations Are Underway

Bristol Town Hall Founded 1680 Entrance Sign by Rick Giannini

The Town of Bristol has begun the 2018 full Property Revaluation. The state of Rhode Island mandates that Cities and Towns revalue all property every three years, and perform full inspections every 9 years. (RIGL 44-5-11.6).  The Town has hired Northeast Revaluation Group, LLC, a municipal revaluation vendor located in Warwick, RI to assist with the project. 

                  

Inspectors from Northeast have completed the first phase of the project which consisted of taking a new digital photo of all improved properties. Data Collectors have begun the second phase, "Measuring & Listing" homes. Inspectors will introduce themselves when they visit a property and request permission to enter the property to check information such as room counts, finished basements, and other typical features. Data Collectors who perform this task for Northeast will have identification badges, their automobiles are registered with the Police Department and they all have passed background checks. If no one is home at the time, the inspector will check exterior measurements and data, and leave a sticky note on the front door with a phone number to call to schedule an appointment (401-737-0300). At a later date, the property owner will receive a letter requesting that they make an appointment for the interior inspection. It is important to note that no valuation decisions are made at the time of inspection. The Measure and List process is an important function of the project and used to verify or correct the data listed in the Town's database. Please note that Data Collectors do not have any information regarding tax bills or potential changes in the tax rate.

The project is scheduled for completion in early 2019 and property owners can expect to receive a new assessment notice at that time. For any questions regarding this process, please call the Assessor's office at 401-253-7000.


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Data Collection Completed:

Butterworth Avenue to Kickemuit Avenue Neighborhood

Narrows Road to Annawamscutt Drive Neighborhood

Roosevelt Drive to Berry Lane Neighborhood

Berry Lane to Church Cove Road Neighborhood


Data Collection In-Progress:

Griswold Avenue to Colt Street Neighborhood

Woodlawn Avenue to Mt. Hope Avenue Neighborhood


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