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. Do you accept postmarks?
2. I just bought property this year, why is the prior owner still on the tax bill?
3. What is the Normal Tax Billing Schedule?
4. What if I didn't receive or misplaced my Real Estate/Personal Property Tax Bill?
5. What are the penalties for late payments or for not paying my tax bill?
6. Why are Water Charges appearing on my Real Estate Tax Bill?
7. Can the town seize my property if Real Estate Taxes are not paid?
8. How is my assessed value determined each year?
9. What is State Certification/Revaluation?
10. Should I file for abatement on my property tax?
11. How do I file for an abatement?
12. How does a building permit affect the value of my property?
13. Can I get a copy of the deed and plot plan of my property?
14. EXEMPTIONS - Do I qualify for a real estate tax exemption?
15. What are my tax dollars used for?
16. If I have questions about real estate abatements, exemptions, deferrals, or motor vehicle excise tax who can I call?
17. If I have a question regarding payment of taxes, who do I call?