Thousands of Capitol Hill-area homes could get a visit from District tax officials this summer.
The D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue is conducting property assessments throughout most of Ward 6, including Hill East, Near Northeast and Navy Yard, the agency announced yesterday. About 15,000 houses are in the area, according to NBC Washington.
The inspections start today and will run through Aug. 27.
The tax officials will examine the outside of Capitol Hill-area houses as part of their assessments. But they also can ask to come inside.
Residents can decline an indoor inspection. Assessors cannot enter homes without permission from residents or an adult present.
The tax officials are required to present credentials when they visit and locals can confirm assessors’ employment by calling 202-442-6760.
“We are always working to improve the accuracy of our assessment process,” D.C. Deputy Chief Financial Officer Stephen Cordi said in a statement. “These inspections allow us to validate our assessment data and maintain an equitable property tax system for the District.”
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