The Town of Essex continues planning for a municipal-wide reappraisal of all real property in the Town of Essex (“Town”) and City of Essex Junction (“City”). The following is an update for all property owners.
On September 13, 2022, a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was announced for bidding for local and regional reappraisal firms. The firms were given thirty (30) days to submit a proposal, and four (4) were received and subsequently reviewed for qualifications. After thorough review and upon approval by the Town of Essex Selectboard on December 5, 2022, the reappraisal contract was awarded to Patriot Properties, Inc.
The reappraisal project is tentatively scheduled to begin in June 2023 and be completed by the end of June 2025.
The next step in the reappraisal process involves a project planning meeting, sometime in January 2023, between Patriot Properties, Inc., and the Assessing Department. Once the meeting is complete, the Assessing Department will provide property owners with additional information pertaining to the project.
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