Board of Assessors



The Role of Assessors in Municipal Finance

In Massachusetts, assessors are either appointed or elected to three-year terms. State law requires that assessors value all real estate and personal property subject to taxation.  Assessed valuations are based on “full and fair cash value” as of the January 1st preceding each fiscal year.

All of the assessors’ activities are intended to insure that taxpayers pay an equitable tax.  Every year assessors conduct market studies to determine what value adjustments are required to maintain property values at or near 100% of market value. The State Department of Revenue requires assessors to submit their valuations for review and certification every year. 

Assessors do not raise or lower taxes.  That responsibility falls to those citizens who choose to be involved with Town Meeting and budget preparation process.  Assessors simply assess taxes in an amount sufficient to cover state and local appropriations.

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Tax Rate
Fiscal Year 2024: $11.98
per thousand dollars of valuation

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Maureen Cote 978-249-1732

Board Members

Name Title
David Manty Chairman
Luanne Royer, MAA Clerk
Earl Sweat Member