What kinds of improvements do not increases taxes?

Exterior Improvements

  • Add windows, doors, awnings
  • Add/replace gutters and downspouts
  • Install aluminum siding; repair siding
  • Install new roof
  • Install outdoor lighting
  • Install storm windows and doors
  • Plant lawns, shrubs, plants

Normal repairs and maintenance will not increase the real estate tax assessment.

Interior Improvements

  • Add electrical circuits or outlets
  • Install or replace light fixtures
  • Paint, wallpaper, redecorate
  • Replace furnace (with one of the same type)
  • Replace hot water heater
  • Replace oil or gas burner
  • Replace plumbing
  • Resurface ceilings, walls, floors
  • Rewire completely

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1. What is tax abatement?
2. What types of development qualify for tax abatement?
3. What kinds of improvements do not increases taxes?
4. What types of improvements do increase the assessed value of property?