Property Owners Invited to Info Sessions on 2014 Assessments and Appeals Process

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Informational Sessions on 2014 Property Assessments and the Appeals Process for Commercial and
Residential Properties

The City of Somerville and the Somerville Chamber of Commerce invite both commercial and residential property owners to two info sessions on 2014 property assessments on Tues., Jan. 21, and Mon., Jan. 27. The City Assessors office will briefly present an overview of how assessments are conducted, explain the triennial revaluation process required by the state and conducted for 2014, and also provide details on the appeals process, which is open to all with a deadline to apply by Feb. 3, 2014. A question and answer session will follow. The meetings will each include the same information; two dates are being offered to increase the convenience of attendance. The first meeting will also be available to watch via YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/SomervilleCityTV starting late Wed., Jan. 22, and also on City Cable TV (channel 22 on Comcast and channel 13 on RCN).

· Info Session 1: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., at the West Somerville Neighborhood School cafeteria, 177 Powderhouse Blvd.
· Info Session 2: Monday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., at the East Somerville Community School cafeteria, 50 Cross St.

MORE INFO: Information on the assessing and appeals process is available on the City website at http://www.somervillema.gov/departments/finance/assessing (click “Revaluations/Abatements”).

CONTACT: For additional information or to inquire about the appeals process, please contact the Assessors Office at assessing@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600 ext. 3100.

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