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]