Town Assessor

Effective Oct. 1st:  Town Assessor's Late Night Hours Shifting From Monday to Thursday Evenings

In an effort to better meet the needs of residents, the late night hours for the offices of the Town Assessor, Building Inspector and Town Treasurer/Collector will be changing from Monday to Thursday evenings beginning the week of October 1-5.  The offices of the Town Assessor, Building Inspector and Town Treasurer/Collector will be open from 8am to 4pm on Monday, October 1st, and beginning on Thursday, October 4th, office hours will be extended from 8am to 7pm.  The Town Clerk will continue to maintain her late office night on Mondays from 6 pm to 8 pm.

 

Town Assessor General Duties

The Assessor is required by Massachusetts law to value all real and personal property within the Town for the purpose of taxation.  This includes residential, commercial, industrial and personal property. Every five years, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue requires that the Assessor complete a full revaluation of all real and personal property.  Annual adjustments are also necessary in the interim years so that each taxpayer is assessed for their fair share of the cost of local government.  Each year, the Assessor sets the tax rate and must submit the Tax Rate Recapitulation Sheet to the Department of Revenue for certification of all values within the Town.

The Fiscal 2018 Tax Rate has been certified by the Department of Revenue as $16.44/$1,000.

The Assessor also has the authority to grant real estate abatements for overvaluation, personal exemptions to qualifying taxpayers, and abatements of motor vehicle excise tax.

Property Record Cards are now available online for all properties. Click on the Property Record Cards link to the left, or the WebGIS link on the top banner, and search for the desired property by clicking on the magnifying glass. Once located, general information will populate the banner to the left, including a link to the PRC, allowing you to view and print a copy of the current data. 

The Assessor's Office provides a variety of information to the public.  Assessor's maps, assessment lists, deeds and property record cards are available for review. Certified lists of abutters are prepared by the Assessor's Office. A public access computer is available during regular office hours. 

Click Here to email the Assessor Department

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Sanders Genna Assessor 978-264-1720
Cassy Bosworth Department Assistant (978)-264-1721
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