How were these visits done prior to now?

In years past the Town contracted with Vision Government Solutions Inc. (VGSI), a revaluation company that operates in scores of municipalities across New England, to perform all of our inspection services. To meet the state’s original nine-year mandate, VGSI would dedicate several full-time staff to performing all 18,000+ inspections over the course of a roughly two-year period. Past cyclical inspections were performed from 2004-2006 and from 2012-2014. Yarmouth residents may remember VGSI personnel coming to their doors in those time frames.

With the passage of the Municipal Modernization Act of 2016, the frequency of revaluations was changed from every three years to five years.  Concurrently, the cyclical inspection mandate was changed from at least one visit per nine years to ten years.