Category Archives: Assessing

a category for the discussion of any news, tips, and best practices relevant to municipalities in which avitar is the assessor.

Avitar COVID-19 Changes

In light of the continued State of Emergency, school and municipal office closures, and taxpayer concerns, we have suspended assessing field work until further notice. While our staff is currently working remotely and can still receive phone calls and emails, … Continue reading

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Avitar Work Protocol Given the COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the Governor’s announcement regarding the State of Emergency and School closures, we have felt the need to be proactive and safe.  Given the contracts we have in place, we still need to work and keep on schedule … Continue reading

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Assessing User Group Sessions

We are pleased to announce two upcoming user group sessions scheduled for October. The dates and times are listed below and both sessions will take place at Avitar’s office in Chichester. Both sessions will focus on new features of the … Continue reading

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Solar energy — consideration of a warrant article

Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular and systems are being installed across the State. In the past, there has been very little data to analyze in determining if these solar energy systems add to market value or not. We have been tracking this … Continue reading

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Assessing Rant re: DRA Mosaic

Well as most of you know, Gary has semi-retired and is living in Florida. As I know many of you had grown accustomed to his rants over the years, I wouldn’t want to break tradition and, as such, it is … Continue reading

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Gross Living Area

In the Assessing update last year, this was a new feature we added. We have often heard from users of the system that they don’t understand what “effective area” is and that real estate agents and appraisers are often looking … Continue reading

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New Current Use Rates

Current Use rates are out! You should be updating these rates and recalculating land values prior to the issuance of your first issue tax warrant. 

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Important Information — Value Calculation Year

We recently discovered that several of our towns had incorrectly changed the Value Calculation Year while updating the current use rates and equalization ratio.

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