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The Assessors are providing notice that we will be conducting property data inspections in your neighborhood beginning the week of May 4, 2015.

The data collector is a representative of the Assessor’s Office from Patriot Properties who will carry a field ID card, have a letter from the office, and use a personal vehicle. Notices are being mailed to all parcels in the areas we plan on inspecting for data quality.

The property inspection takes only moments and includes an exterior inspection and measure of improvements and an interior inspection to verify data such as bedroom and bathroom count, physical condition and square footage of living space.

The Assessors are required by the Department of Revenue to conduct a periodic data inspection program of each parcel at least once every nine years to ensure our property data, on which your assessments are based, is correct and will result in a full and fair cash value.

The staff of the Assessors Office also conducts sale and permit inspections throughout town all year long. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

As always, we appreciate your assistance in ensuring your data is accurate and your value is fair. We encourage you to review your Property Record Card, available in the Assessors Office or online at www.shirley-ma.gov. Questions may be addressed to 978-425-2600 ext. 220 or assessors@shirley-ma.gov.