Why do the Assessors need to come to my home?
The short answer is that per state law, we're required to make these visits.
A Town of Barnstable data collector or contracted employee will visit your property between the hours of 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. They will identify themselves as Assessing office employees and will have town-approved photo IDs with vehicle descriptions to certify this and the Barnstable Police Department is aware of their presence in your neighborhood.
The data collector or contracted employee will be carrying a copy of the most recent field card for your property. The entire purpose of the visit is to make certain that all of the data for the interior and exterior of your property that is listed on that field card is as accurate as possible.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the Assessors' Office at (508) 862-4022.
Assessor’s OfficeThe Assessor's Office is currently open to the public.