What does the Assessing Department do?

The Board of Assessors is responsible for determining the fair market value of all property located within the Town. There are three principal types of local taxes administered by the Board: real estate, personal property, and motor vehicle excise. The Board is also responsible for the administration of all laws relative to local taxation as outlined in the General Laws of Massachusetts, and is supervised in the administration of these laws by the Department of Revenue’s Division of Local Services. Additionally, the Board of Assessors is responsible for compiling and submitting all data required for setting the tax rate on an annual basis to the Department of Revenue for approval on an annual basis.

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1. What does the Assessing Department do?
2. What does the Assessing Department not do?
3. How do the Assessors determine the value of my property?
4. Am I required to allow the Assessor to inspect my property?
5. How are my taxes calculated and what do these bills represent?
6. What if I disagree with the assessment of my property?
7. Why did my value go up more than others in my neighborhood?
8. What remedies are available to me if the Assessor denies my abatement application and I am aggrieved by this decision?
9. What is Proposition 2 ½?