Treasury Department, State Board of Valuation meeting minutes, 1872-1874 | State Archives Catalog
From time to time, for the purposes of establishing each town and city's rate of tax contributions to the state treasury, the state undertakes to examine the accuracy, consistency and fairness of current property values and contributions. In February 1872 the state established a State Board of Valuation to undertake this task. (chapter 963.) Its' mandate was to establish each town's value in property and report to the General Treasurer with findings and recommendations.
The minutes detail visits to each town to review each town's property records and, in some cases, to visit various sites. The minutes include the board's estimation of the value of specific properties in each town. The first volume, covering the period from March 1872 to July 1873, includes an index to town entries.