What can the Assessors not do?
  • The Assessors do not make laws but are governed by them.
  • The Assessors do not determine the tax amount of a real or personal property tax bill but do establish assessments based on current market value.
  • The Assessors do not have discretion in who is entitled to an Exemption of property tax but do review exemption applications in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws chapter 59 § 5 which states the qualification requirements for exemption.

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1. What do the Assessors do?
2. What can the Assessors not do?
3. Who do I call if I question the real estate tax amount?
4. Who do I call if I question the assessed value of my property?
5. How is the Department of Revenue involved?
6. What does 100% of full and fair market value mean?
7. What is Proposition 2 1/2, and how does it affect my assessment?
8. How do I check property information?
9. Can I view assessors' property maps?