November 27, 2012
RE: The Scarsdale Reassessment – Data Collection in the Heathcote school district neighborhoods is scheduled to begin the week of December 3, 2012.
The Town/Village is currently in the process of conducting a town-wide reassessment program. This process will produce the fair market value of every property in the Town/Village for the 2014 assessment roll. An integral part of this process is the inspection of your home by a professional data collector.
Over the next few weeks, data collectors will be inspecting homes in the Heathcote elementary school district neighborhood. Data collectors will collect specific information about a property, such as the type of building construction materials, the number of stories, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. They will also measure the outside perimeter of the residence/building and any other structures on your property. They will NOT be collecting any information on personal property, such as artwork, furniture, or appliances, will not be taking interior photographs and do not concern themselves with the tidiness of your home.
The inspection will typically take 15 to 20 minutes and you are encouraged to accompany the data collector during the inspection. As a quality control measure, your property may also be selected to be subsequently visited a second time by a project monitor, whose job it is to verify the accuracy of the data that was collected on the first visit. Only a small random sample of properties will be monitored.
It is in the taxpayer’s individual and collective best interest that all new assessments are based on current and accurate data. The best way to achieve that goal is toallow the data collector to inspect your property. A letter detailing the physical attributes collected and to be used in the valuation, referred to as a data mailer, will be sent to you in the winter of 2013. To value all properties as accurately as possible, it is critical that all property owners cooperate and participate in the data collection process.
Data collectors will attempt to inspect your home during the day, early evening hours before dark and/or on Saturdays. If you are not available when the initial data collection attempts are made, a first-class letter will be sent to you requesting that you call our offices for an appointment @ #722-1324, or #722-1326. If you do not respond to the first-class letter within 10-14 business days, a certified letter will be subsequently sent to you.
Further information regarding the Scarsdale reassessment can be found at www.reassessment.scarsdale.com.