2013 Tax Rate set

The 2013 Tax Rate has been set by DRA and verified by the Assessor.  The rate is $31.53 per thousand of assessed valuation.  The rate results in a $7.32 increase over the 2012 Tax Rate of $24.21. 

Tax Rate History
  Town Rate Local School Rate State School Rate County Total
2013 $10.35 $16.20 $2.36 $2.62 $31.53
2012 $9.30 $10.01 $2.39 $2.51 $24.21
2011 $7.93 $16.30 $2.34 $2.73 $29.30
2010 $7.61 $14.62 $2.50 $2.65 $27.38
2009 $7.94 $15.85 $2.47 $2.78 $29.04
2008 $6.38 $15.89 $2.36 $2.56 $27.19
2007 $5.59 $12.70 $2.38 $2.33 $23.00

 

The tax rate increase is due to a number of factors.  The revaluation of 2013 showed a loss in the tax base of just under $13 million.  Increases in spending, loss of revenue, shifting of costs from the State to the Town/Schools have all impacted the tax rate. 

Tax bills will go out sometime after November 12th and will be due within 30 days.