Why did my tax bill increase by more than 2 ½ percent from the previous year?

Higher increases in individual tax bills may result from tax burden shifts,(classification among residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property is voted by the Board of Selectmen), or additions or renovations which increase the valuation of your property. Furthermore, changes in market value are not always reflected evenly across property classes. It is common to see that, as indicated by the sales, different types of property (single family versus condominiums) as well as styles (ranch versus colonial) do not appreciate nor depreciate at the same rate.