Residential property owners will soon begin receiving 2013 revaluation assessment notices prepared by Vision Governmental Solutions as those originally scheduled to be released in late November will be in the mail within the next few days.
Meantime, property owners can review their assessments on a website set up to show the new values and information for Middletown at Vision Government Services.By law, revaluations must include inspections to every property within a 10-year
cycle. However due to several changes in the law regarding the revaluation cycle over the last eight years, it has been more than 14 years since inspections have been a part of a Middletown revaluation.
The new proposed assessments are established for tax purposes by Middletown Tax Assessor Damon Braasch and Vision Government Solutions for the tax year beginning July 1, 2014. The proposed assessments are based on 70 percent of market value as of Oct. 1, 2013.
Anyone wishing to have their new proposed assessment reviewed with a representative of Vision Government Solutions may schedule an appointment. Informal hearings will be held at City Hall by appointment only. The Assessor’s Office cannot schedule or alter appointments.
To schedule an appointment, see www.vgsi.com/schedules. Those who won more than two parcels you wish to discuss should no schedule online, instead call Vision Government Solutions at (888) 844-4300 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call center operators making the appointments are not qualified to discuss values or parcel data.
Informal hearings will only be scheduled up to Jan. 24 and appointments must be booked within seven days of the receipt of a Notice of Assessment.
For Middletown, the last revaluation that included inspections was in 1998, according to Braasch.