Assessors' Office to Begin Property Recollection Project

Starting Thursday, Nov. 29, consultants working with the City of Pittsfield Assessors’ Office will be performing inspections at properties across the city that have not been inspected in the last 10 years.

 Thursday’s work will begin with exempt properties throughout the city. It is the start of a long-term project that will continue throughout 2019.

The Bureau of Local Assessment, part of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, requires that a periodic data inspection program provide for the inspection of each parcel at least once every 10 years. An inspection of the property should include a full measure and listing of the exterior, as well as a concerted effort demonstrated for interior inspections. The program also requires that front exterior pictures of the property accompany the listing information.

“This project is extremely important for the City of Pittsfield. By collecting the most accurate and current details of each and every parcel within the City, we can ensure uniformity and equity in the valuations of all the properties,” said Chair Assessor Paula King.

These inspections will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The consultants performing this work will carry a specialized City of Pittsfield photo ID. Residents can verify this information by contacting the Assessors’ Office at 413-395-0102 and the Pittsfield Police Department.

As available, additional information pertaining to inspection areas throughout the city will be posted on the Assessors’ web page on city’s website, www. cityofpittsfield.org

For more information on this project, please contact the Assessors’ Office at 413-395-0102.