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DLS Publications and Financial Tools

The Division publishes guides and manuals to assist local officials to gain an understanding of municipal finance and property valuation.

A number of publications are available to assist local officials in achieving fair and equitable local property taxation, ensuring accurate and sound local accounting and treasury management practices and interpreting state laws that affect local governance. In addition, you will find guidance regarding a number of programs DLS is responsible for managing, like cherry sheets, smart growth school cost reimbursements and the community preservation act. We have developed a number of financial tools, calculators and spreadsheet templates to aid officials.