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Formal Board of Assessment Reviews

Due to the current situation with Covid19 there may be some changes to the 2020 Board of Assessment Review process.

2020 Board of Assessment Review Dates and Guidelines

Board of Assessment Review General Instructions

Applications & Worksheets:

Items to consider when Challenging your Assessment.

Viewing the Board of Assessment Review

To view the Board of Assessment Review, please use the information below. The Board of Assessment Review will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and begin at 8:00 AM. If the public wants to listen or view, since this is a public meeting, they can use this link. There is no public participation, only the ability to listen or view. If you have a phone conference with the Board of Assessment review, they will call you, and this link is not used for actual Board of Assessment Review conferences.

Board of Assessment Review

Join Zoom Meeting for the Board of Assessment Review.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83599252150?pwd=MjJ6TGR0TVVrM1AvYTlJbUtld0grZz09

Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 835 9925 2150
Password: 041266


Informal Assessment Reviews

Contact us after March 1, 2021 for information on Informal Assessment Reviews.


Assessment Challenge and Review Instructions

The assessment roll is available on the Internet in order to:

  • verify property information
  • review inventory data on an individual property
  • review current sales information
  • analyze sales information about similar properties 

When comparing property sales, it is important to remember that location, style, age and square footage are important. For example, if you purchased your home for $200,000 on a particular street or neighborhood, do not look for comparable homes that sell for $150,000 in other neighborhoods.

Also, do not compare a five-year old home with a fifty-year old home.

Nominal differences in square footage don 't always mean a difference in overall property assessment.

Interior and exterior condition of your property can be important factors when determining market value.

Make additional copies of all information that you provide with the application. The information contained with the application becomes property of the Board of Assessment Review and will not be returned.


Assessment Links

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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