Sussex County Reassessment Update

Date Posted: Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Over 131,000 parcels have been visited by Tyler’s data collectors for the countywide reassessment. This represents 71% of the overall parcel count for the county of Sussex. Data collection is on track to be completed in the spring of 2024. Data collection crews have completed all work in the west side of the county and are now concentrated in Tax Districts 235, 334 & 335 – Milton/Rehoboth/Lewes.

Although our primary focus has shifted to collecting data in the east, you may still see our data collectors in areas that were previously collected. Revisits take place to add new construction from permits, confirm or correct property data during quality control checks, or to follow up on requests from property owners to revisit and update their data. In any case, our process is always the same, and our data collectors can be identified by their bright yellow vest, county issued photo ID, contractor magnets on their vehicles, and can also be confirmed by viewing their photos on our project website, under the section for Project Documents, Data Collectors.

It is also important to note that Tyler data collectors do all of their work Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM, and we never ask to go inside of anyone’s home or auxiliary buildings. All measurements of buildings are done on the exterior of a structure. If an adult is available at the property to answer questions, data collectors may ask a series of questions pertaining to the dwelling, such as:

  • Number of bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Types of heating and cooling systems
  • Year house was built
  • General construction, materials, and physical condition of the interior and exterior
  • Level of finish to attics and/or basements

The data collector will also take photos of any buildings on the property using an iPad or camera to assist in identifying the property and to support valuation of its improvements for reassessment purposes.

For additional information on the reassessment process, please visit the project website: