How does a building permit affect the value of my 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. Lincoln has in place a statutory local option that allows the town to assess all new construction through June 30.

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 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 Lincoln Police Department should you wish to verify the identity of an appraiser who requests 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 appraisers access to your property.

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1. If I have questions about real estate abatements, exemptions, deferrals, or motor vehicle excise tax who can I call?
2. How is my assessed value determined each year?
3. I just bought property this year, why is the prior owner still on the tax bill?
4. Should I file for abatement on my property tax?
5. What is State Certification/Revaluation?
6. How do I file for an abatement?
7. How does a building permit affect the value of my property?
8. Can I get a copy of the deed and plot plan of my property?
9. What are my tax dollars used for?
10. If I have a question regarding payment of taxes, who do I call?
11. What is motor vehicle excise tax?
12. EXEMPTIONS - Do I qualify for a real estate tax exemption?
13. Do I qualify for a Tax Deferral?
14. What are the qualifications of the Senior Work Off program?
15. Who can apply for a Form 3ABC?
16. What are the Chapter 61, 61A, 61B AGRICULTURAL TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAMS?