Why did my taxes go up?

The increase in taxes is broadly driven by the budget voted at Town Meeting. Generally, the larger the increase in the budget, the larger increase in taxes. In the current pandemic economy, the increase can also be attributed to a decrease in other revenues that the Town receives. A portion of the budget is funded by other revenues such as hotel tax, meals tax, permit fees, and excise tax. These revenue sources have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. This, in turn, results in a larger portion of the budget that must be raised through real estate taxes.

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1. How do I check ownership or valuation of property i.e. Property Record Card?
2. How do I change my mailing address?
3. Where can I get a copy of a deed and/or plot plan for my property?
4. When do I file for overvaluation abatement?
5. Where do I file an abatement application?
6. When are real property tax bills mailed and payments due?
7. What do I need to do if my mortgage company pays the taxes on my property?
8. Why should I pay interest on late payment when I never received my tax bill?
9. How can I change the tax bill to my name, after purchasing a parcel of property?
10. Who is responsible for the taxes if a property is sold after January 1?
11. What should I do if I recently sold my property, but I am still receiving a tax bill?
12. Where can I go for more information?
13. Why did my taxes go up?
14. How are my taxes calculated and what do these bills represent?
15. How is my value determined?
16. Why did my value go up more than others in my neighborhood?
17. Why did my value increase more this year than past years?
18. What can I do about it?