Representatives from Vision Government Solutions of Northborough, Mass, a firm hired by the Town of Chelmsford, will perform a Town-wide property re-inspection program that is required by the Department of Revenue. These inspections started in July 2015. This program will take approximately 24 month to complete.
The data collectors or "Lister’s" will carry photo identification. A description of their cars and license plate numbers will be on file with the Chelmsford Police Department and the Assessor's Office. The Chief Assessor, Frank Reen, suggests that homeowners request identification before granting anyone permission to enter their home or business.
During this process Lister’s will visit residential and commercial properties to photograph and physically measure a building's exterior and do an inspection of the interior. Building characteristics such as, size, age, quality of construction, construction materials, improvements, story height and condition are noted. To ensure a home or business is inspected, a homeowner or company representative must sign a property record card to verify the inspection. The entire inspection process takes approximately 15-30 minutes.
The Assessor’s Office appreciates your cooperation and assistance with this procedure. Lister’s generally will be in neighborhoods between the hours of 8 AM - 6 PM, Monday through Friday. If no one is at the home or business on the initial visit ; a letter will be sent to homeowners and/or business owners to call and schedule an appointment at his/her convenience.