Joanne Graziano, Bureau Chief
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The Bureau of Local Assessment is responsible for regulation, oversight, training and technical assistance to cities and towns in the areas of real and personal property valuation and classification. Its primary responsibility is to review and recertify each municipality's property values once every three years to ensure they are at full and fair market value.
In addition the bureau is responsible for:
- Performing the biennial equalized valuation
study used in calculating some cherry sheet receipt and assessment programs
- Estimating the value of certain state owned land for state-owned land
- Centrally valuing utility telephone and gas pipeline companies for local property
- Assisting in the development of Chapter 61A farmland values and
approving new tax base levy growth.