The Town of Canaan has put forth and accepted a bid for a complete reappraisal from a qualified, licensed contractor within the State. After review and consideration from the Selectboard and Listers, NEMRC has been approved as our "Appraisal Firm". Edgar A. Clodfelter and LisaTruchon have been certified as a "Project Supervisor" and "Appraiser" under the provisions of Rule #86-P65 as specified by Property Valuation and Review for the completion of contract reappraisals in the State of Vermont.
The objective of this reappraisal is to generate accurate, defensible estimates of the fair market value for every parcel in Canaan, Vt. as of April 1, 2020. The reappraisal will begin during July 2020, for completion in 2022. The last town wide full reappraisal was in 2008!!! Over the past few years the property sales and disparity of values has weighed on the Grand list and it has come time to seek a full reappraisal. Changes from the reappraisal are expected to be shown on August 2022 tax bills which will be due October 1st, 2022.
Money has been allocated yearly through the States mandated parcel contribution and will fully fund this cost of an outside firm. The total cost of the reappraisal will be $72,000.
The contracted firm will be assisted by your Town Listers when possible, to inspect all real property in Canaan and Beecher Falls. This includes both exterior and interior inspections when provided access to the interior of the dwelling. If they are denied access, they will still have the responsibility to put a value on that property. Everyone will have some kind of identification that they will be required to present before conducting their inspections. This would certainly speed up the parcel inspections and provide local directions. The listers will also be making contact with residents to schedule ongoing visitations. The bulk of the visitations will start next year.
Please work with the Appraisers and your Listers when a property visitation is scheduled. The appraisal is intended to give current values of every parcel and to be fair in doing so. Grievances will be in 2022 just prior to the mailing of tax bills reflecting any changes in value from the Reappraisal.