Experts Visit Homes In Fairfield As Property Tax Appraisals Begin Monday

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First Selectman Mike Tetreau speaking to Fairfield’s CFO Bob Mayer.
First Selectman Mike Tetreau speaking to Fairfield’s CFO Bob Mayer. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Town of Fairfield is set to begin a full revaluation of the property in town beginning on Monday, July 14, and an appraiser will be stopping by your home. 

It has been five years since the last appraisal and Fairfield is just beginning the process to update its valuations. To optimize the appraisal results, the town will perform a full revaluation which includes a data collector visiting each property in town.

Site visits will be performed by Vision Government Solutions Inc., which has been contracted by Fairfield to assist with the appraisal process. Assessors will be making visits to properties between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 

Property values fluctuate over time and by neighborhood. To maintain accurate appraisal records, Fairfield, in accordance with state statute, conducts a townwide appraisal every five years.

The data collector’s responsibilities include visiting every property to document physical characteristics, noting a building’s location, size, age, quality of construction, and improvements; and a property’s topography, utilities and zoning restrictions, if any, as well as numerous other characteristics both inside and out.

Data collectors will carry badges and clothing that identifies them as Vision Government Solution employees. They will also carry written documentation from the Town of Fairfield stating their affiliation with the project.

Vision Governmental Solution employees and their vehicles will also be registered with the Fairfield Police Department and the Assessor’s Office.

Homeowners are encouraged to ask for this identification prior to admitting anyone into their homes.

Any homeowner who has a question as to the identity of a data collector or has any questions or concerns may call: 

  • the Fairfield Police Department non-emergency number at 203-254-4800; 
  • the Vision Government Solutions Office in Town Hall at 203-256-3189; 
  • Vision’s Fairfield Project Manager at 1-800-628-1013, Ext. 3634; or
  • the Town of Fairfield Assessor’s Office at 203-256-3110.

If a homeowner is unavailable at the time of the Vision Government Solutions visit, a letter with instructions on how to schedule an appointment will be sent.

The Town of Fairfield’s primary revenue source is property taxes. It is important that the town have an accurate appraisal of all residential, commercial and industrial properties to ensure taxes are fairly distributed, said a statement from the town.

For additional information, visit the town’s website at www.fairfieldct.org.

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