Provincetown Assessor's Office announces real property inspections

Inspections will be conducted this summer and fall

Beginning this month, the Provincetown Assessor's Office will conduct annual property inspections. The inspection requires an onsite visit to review the interior and exterior of all buildings.

A regular inventory of the properties in town is required by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. The inventory is part of the assessment evaluation process, according to the town. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue's Bureau of Local Assessment reviews and recertifies each town and city's property values every three years, according to its website. According to a MA DOR map, Provincetown is scheduled for recertification in FY 2016.

Inspectors will focus on properties that have not been inspected in the last seven years, properties with open building permits and properties that were sold in 2014/2015.

Each inspection should take 15 to 20 minutes. Inspections will be done through the summer and into the fall, Monday through Saturday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Questions may be directed to the Assessor's Office at 508-487-7017 or emailed to Scott Fahle, principal assessor at [email protected] welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on