The Town of Rye is getting ready to launch home inspections in Port Chester as part of its process of updating data used for tax purposes, according to Rye Town Assessor Mitchell Markowitz.
He said the town, which includes the Village of Port Chester, is continuing its multi-year property inspection program. This year, the town will be inspecting individual homes.
Markowitz said this process is part on the town’s effort to strengthen its annual property valuation process.
Data collection in the Town of Rye will begin during the first week of October and last about a month. Over the next few weeks, data collectors from Vision Government Solutions will be inspecting homes in certain neighborhoods of Port Chester, Rye Brook and the Rye Neck School District.
Data collectors will gather specific information about a property, such as the type of building construction materials, the number of stories, number of bedrooms and bathrooms. They will also measure the outside perimeter of the residence and any other structures on the property.
Markowitz said the inspectors will not be collecting information on personal property, such as furniture or appliances, will not be taking interior photographs. He said residents do not have to worry about the tidiness of their homes.
The inspection typically takes 15 to 20 minutes and Markowitz said residentsare encouraged to accompany thed ata collector during the inspection.
Data collectors will attempt to inspect homes during the day and early evening hours before dark. If you are not available when the initial data collection attempts are made, a first-class letter will be sent to you requesting that you call Vision Government Solutions for an appointment.
Further information regarding the Town inspection process and maps outlining the areaswhere the data collectors will focus their efforts are located on the Town website @ http://townofryeny.com.