East Providence News

4/4/2013 - Revaluation News Release
The East Providence Assessor’s office announced that valuation notices will be sent to all real
property owners on March 22nd, 2013. The new valuations are a result of the 2012 revaluation
conducted by Vision Government Services Inc. of Northboro MA. The notice will list the old
assessment as of 12-31-2009 and the new 12-31-2012 assessment. Tax Assessor Steven Hazard
stated that values have on average decreased between 10% and 15% depending on property type.

Taxpayers may schedule an informal hearing to review their property data, contest their
valuation, or review sales by calling 1- 888-844-4300. Property information is also available on
the web at vgsi.com. Taxpayers have until April 5th to call for an appointment. Appointments
will be held at Breed Hall, 610 Waterman St., next to the Senior Center . Taxpayers who are
unable to schedule a hearing may address their concerns in writing to the Assessor’s office no
later than April 12th, 2013. Appointments will be scheduled between 10am and 6:15 pm Monday
through Friday.

During the informal hearing phase taxpayers need not hire appraisers or lawyers and are
welcome to present information including recent bank appraisals. Taxpayers will still have the
right to the normal formal appeal process and may apply with the Assessor’s office between
June 1st and October 1st.

Property owners should not use the new valuations with the old tax rates. New rates will be set
in May following the completion of the revaluation and certification to the state. The notices are
at full value and do not include any exemptions. Exemptions will be applied prior to billing.