What is the difference between the Assessment Date and Commitment Date?

Assessment Date is April 1st of each year as set by state law. The ownership and condition of the property is fixed as of that date each year. Any ownership changes, applications for current use or exemption programs or improvements to the property made after the April 1st date will not change the tax bill. Changes, if any will be reflected in the following tax year based on the next April 1st date.

Commitment Date is the date set each year when the Tax Assessors commit the town’s assessment roll to the Tax Collector to allow for the receipt of payment. The tax commitment usually occurs in July of each year.