How can I feel safe with a stranger in my home?
The Town of Hartford has received and reviewed background checks for all VGS representatives that were completed recently in connection with a VGS project for another town. In addition, VGS has conducted its own background checks on all of the representatives who will be visiting the homes in the Town and gathering data for the appraisals.

The VGS representatives will have two identification badges, one from the Town and one from VGS. All have been employed by VGS for more than 15 years. All of the representatives, with one exception, were on the staff who prepared the Town’s reappraisal in 2007.

If you are concerned about someone in your neighborhood, you are encouraged to call the Hartford Police Department or the Town of Hartford Assessor’s Office to verify that the person at your door legitimately represents VGS. Also ask to see BOTH forms of ID.

If you are concerned about being alone then we encourage you to invite a neighbor, a friend, or a family member to be with you during an interior inspection so that you might feel more secure.

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1. When will the reappraisal begin?
2. How will I know when someone is in my area?
3. How do I enroll in the VT-Alert system?
4. What can I expect of the inspection?
5. Will the VGS representative ask to come into my home? May I deny access?
6. Will the VGS representative take photographs of the interior of my home?
7. How can I feel safe with a stranger in my home?
8. When will I learn about the new assessment value of my property?
9. What if I disagree with the value resulting from the reappraisal?
10. Who may I call if I have questions or additional concerns?
11. What if I am unhappy with my taxes, can I grieve them with the Listers?
12. What if I have a hardship?