Town Of Russell
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The Board of Assessors is responsible for maintaining a list and description of every parcel of real
property within the confines of the Town. It is the job of the Board of Assessment and the
Department to place a valuation on all real estate and personal property items (business
equipment) within the Town. They are also responsible for all non-taxable real property
(consisting of land and improvements).
The department also processes an annual submission by the taxpayers of over valuation through
the abatement procedure. The exemption for elderly, age 65+, disabled veterans,
widows/widowers and blind persons are also processed through this Department. The department
is also, in conjunction with the granting of building permits by the Building Inspections
Department, responsible for reassessing all properties which have been changed or upgraded.
Based upon the requirements set forth by the Department of Revenue (DOR), all cities and towns
must conduct a triennial (Every three years) revaluation of all personal and real property. It is
through this process and constant gathering of sales data, that the Board and the Department, are
able to keep current with the values and the DOR requirements. All values derived must be
certified by the Department of Revenue in writing before the City's annual tax roll and tax rate can
. Calling ahead is recommended to assure offices are open.