Taxpayer Information

Welcome

Welcome to the Vision Government Solutions Taxpayer Information Site. We have created this site to help taxpayers better understand the revaluation process and have included lots of information for you to review. As you navigate through the content, you will find a section that helps you understand how your property was assessed as well as a section that will help you to prepare for a hearing if you feel the need to contest your value. We have also included an overview of a typical revaluation project, videos that will familiarize you with the various steps involved in a revaluation as well as useful links to assessing industry sites.

Our goal in educating the taxpaying public is to help us better serve our Municipal clients. Our corporate focus is to assist Cities and Towns with the very important and necessary task of equalizing property values. Municipalities use these values to equitably distribute the tax burden amongst all taxpayers, helping the Municipalities collect much needed revenue that funds many important municipal services. Educating taxpayers can help them to be more understanding of the overall process while also helping their own Municipalities to better fulfill their responsibilities to be fair and equitable to all. We hope that this page allows you to better understand what can appear to be a complicated and confusing process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

Revaluation summary

A Revaluation is the process of performing all of the necessary Market Analysis and Valuation steps to determine accurate and equitable values for all properties within a municipality. The equalization of the values within a City or Town creates a fair distribution of the tax burden. The purpose of a Revaluation is not to raise taxes. The purpose is to create an equitable distribution of the tax load.

See the flowchart below for all of the actual steps in a Revaluation.

Click on the stages in the flowchart for a description

Click on the stages in the flowchart for a description. Each Step of this flowchart is not necessarily part of every Revaluation.

Other Information

There is an excellent article reprinted here from The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy on issues pertaining to the property tax. (Click Here to read the article) Also, please see the video presentations on Revaluation.

Suggestions

We are always looking to improve this website and welcome any Feedback. Please note: this is not an area for posing project specific questions. Due to the individual nature of each project, we cannot answer specific questions.

Press Inquiries

All press inquiries should be directed to the following page - (Press Inquiries). We will do our best to direct the inquiry to the proper party and get back to you as soon as possible.