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1. How the Assessors Determine Value
2. Why assessments go up when a property hasn’t changed?
3. What if you disagree with the assessed value of your property?
4. What about abatements and appeals?
5. How are property taxes assessed?
6. How do you determine the tax rate?
7. What don't assessors do?

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1. When are Real Estate and Personal Property bills issued and when are they due?
2. How much is a Municipal Lien Certificate (MLC)?
3. How do I change the mailing address of my bill?
4. Can I pay with a credit or debit card?
5. What if my payment is late?
6. Why does the previous owner appear on the top line of my Real Estate bill?
7. If I no longer have my car, do I have to pay my Motor Vehicle Excise bill?
8. I no longer live in Deerfield, how come I received a Motor Vehicle Excise bill from Deerfield?
9. I have an Excise bill that is overdue and held by the Deputy Collector. How can I pay this?
10. Are there any abatements or exemptions for seniors over 70, for Veterans or for disabilities?

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1. Do I need a building permit?
2. Why should I get a permit?
3. Can I begin work once I submit my application?
4. How long does it take to obtain a permit?
5. How much will my permit cost?
6. Once I obtain my permit, how long do I have to start the work? How long do I have to finish my project?
7. My project is completed. How do I get my certificate of occupancy / completion?

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1. What is motor vehicle excise tax?
2. Who must pay an excise tax?
3. What is the tax rate?
4. What happens if an excise bill is overdue?
5. How do I change the mailing address on my excise bill?
6. How can I pay a bill that is held at the Deputy Collector's office?
7. How are vehicles valued?
8. Who qualifies for an abatement?
9. Who qualifies for an exemption?
10. When must I file for an abatement or exemption on excise?
11. Where must I file for an abatement?
12. Where do I get an application for abatement?
13. What is the minimum tax?
14. What information do I need to file with an abatement application?
15. How long does it take to receive an abatement once it is filed?

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1. Who may file an application?
2. Where and when must I file for an exemption?

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1. What is personal property?
2. What is a form of list?
3. Who must file a return?
4. When and where must my return be filed?
5. Can I get an extension of the filing deadline?
6. What is the penalty for filing late?
7. What is the return used for and who has access to it?
8. When do I file for an abatement for overvaluation?
9. Where do I get applications for abatement?
10. Are abatement applications public records?
11. Should I bring any necessary data with me?
12. Where can I see a list of the personal property tax rolls?

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1. What are the current tax rates?
2. At what ratio is property assessed?
3. What does 100% of full and fair cash value mean?
4. How do I check the valuation of a property?
5. How do I check on the ownership of property?
6. Do you have a book and page reference?
7. Can I find out when a property was sold?
8. Do you have sales reports?
9. How do I change my mailing address for tax billing?
10. What is the assessment date of all property?
11. Whose name goes on the tax bill?
12. If a property is sold, when will the bill reflect the new ownership?
13. How do I change a name on my property / tax bill?
14. How often are tax bills issued?
15. When are tax bills due?
16. When do I file for an abatement for overvaluation?
17. Who is eligible to file for an abatement?
18. Where do I file applications for abatement?
19. Where do I get applications for abatement?
20. Are abatement applications public records?
21. If the Town denies my application, do I have any recourse?
22. What happens if my abatement is approved?
23. How much was the assessment reduced?

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1. How do I register to vote or check to see if I am already registered?
2. Where are elections held?
3. When and where are Town Meetings / Town Elections held?
4. How do I purchase a certified copy of a Birth / Death / Marriage Certificate?
5. When do I need to renew my dog's license?
6. Do you mail a reminder to license our dog?
7. How do I obtain a Business Certificate?
8. Where can I purchase a pass to Tri-Town Beach?
9. Where are Town Trash Bags sold?
10. Does the Town offer a trash pickup service?

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1. What do you need to do?
2. Did someone move?
3. Do you need to add a member to your household?

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1. Who should file a Business Certificate/DBA (doing business as)?
2. What is the purpose of a Business Certificate?
3. How much does a Business Certificate/DBA cost?
4. How long is a Business Certificate in effect?
5. How do you file a Business Certificate?
6. My business closed, do I need to notify the Town Clerk's office?

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1. Is a non-clergy friend or family member officiating your wedding?
2. Is an out-of-state clergy member officiating your wedding?
3. Need to find a Justice of the Peace to officiate your wedding?

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1. Would you like to register to vote in Deerfield?
2. Do you have a dog?
3. Did you purchase some property in town? Would you like to make sure your bills go to the correct mailing address?
4. What correspondence should we expect from the Town?

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1. Who is able to apply for a Raffle/Bazaar Permit?
2. How much does a Raffle/Bazaar Permit cost?
3. How many raffles and bazaars can be held per year under a permit?
4. What information is needed to complete a permit application?
5. Does an organization have to pay taxes on the money they make from a Raffle/Bazaar?
6. Once a Raffle/Bazaar permit expires, can the organization apply for a renewal?