How does a building permit affect the value of my property?

Building permit collection, sale verification, and cyclical reinspection of property.

The Board of Assessors relies on accurate information to ensure fair value estimates. New construction and remodeling information is collected annually in the spring and summer. Dighton has in place a statutory local option that allows the town to assess all new construction through June 30. This means for example that the July tax bill may include the value of new construction and remodeling that took place July 1 (previous year) through June 30 (current year).

Homes that have recently sold are inspected as well as one-sixth of the improved property inventory in town. If you purchase a home, we usually request an inspection within the year. If your street is included in the one-sixth cyclical inspection program, a notice will be sent several weeks before we begin data collection. The names and vehicle registration numbers of all field personnel are on file with the Dighton Police Department should you wish to verify the identity of an assessor who requests an inspection of your property when our office is not open.

We inspect the interior and exterior details of each residence, the overall condition and amenities present, and the location. During the inspection key features such as style, number of bedrooms, number of baths, and dimensions of the property are recorded. We appreciate your cooperation in allowing assessors access to your property.

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1. I just bought property this year, why is the prior owner still on the tax bill?
2. How is my assessed value determined each year?
3. Why won't the town send my tax bill directly to my bank or mortgage company?
4. What is State Certification / Revaluation?
5. Will someone be inspecting my house?
6. How do I find out what my new assessment is?
7. If my assessment increases will my property taxes increase?
8. If assessments increase and the tax rate stays about the same, why don't we leave the assessment the same?
9. Can I review my annual property assessment with someone after receiving the bill?
10. Should I file for an abatement on my property tax?
11. How do I file for an abatement?
12. If I have questions about real estate abatements or exemptions, who can I call?
13. How does a building permit affect the value of my property?
14. What is the Supplemental Tax Bill?
15. What are my tax dollars used for?
16. If I have a question regarding payment of taxes, who do I call?
17. Can I get a copy of the deed and plot plan of my property?