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Department of Taxation and Finance

Public education tools for local officials

Pamphlets can be used as:

  • enclosures in assessment notification mailings,
  • handouts at public education sessions/board meetings,
  • information for your town board/city council/county committee.

In addition, your website can include links to the brochures and you can make the pamphlets available in your office.

Reassessment pamphlets

Assessment administration pamphlets

Exemption pamphlets


Videos can be used to educate taxpayers, as well as your fellow local officials. For presentation purposes, if you need the videos below on DVD, please contact ORPTS.

PowerPoint presentations

PowerPoint slide shows can be very helpful for explaining complex information to an audience. Charts, graphs and text can be displayed visually, which makes it is easier for your audience to understand the material. If a laptop computer and a projector are not available, the presentation can be printed and distributed to the audience.

While too large to be used in most mailings, booklets are similar to pamphlets in that they can be linked to from local web pages and distributed at meetings to taxpayers and local officials.


Public relations guidance for assessors

Learn about assessments and property taxes online

  • The individuals section of our Web site includes a section entitled Learn about assessments and property taxes for taxpayers.  You can print off individual Web pages, or include this link on your local Web sites and publications.

If you have suggestions for additional public relations tools, personnel or opportunities, please send them to Geoff Gloak