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Assessing
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Principal Assessor
Property Lister
Address:
Memorial Hall, Lower Level
272 Main Street
Townsend, MA 01469
Phone:
978-597-1706
Fax:
978-597-8135
Hours:
Summer Hours: Mon - Fri. 9:00 - 4:00

Sept - June:
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 4
& Tues. evenings 6 - 8 PM

Mon. 8/01/16 - Fri. 8/05/16
the ASSESSORS OFFICE will be CLOSED
While attending MAAO Annual Schooling
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please feel free to send an email or call the office and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
 
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Revaluation Update
Board of Assessors
Name
Title
Term
Niles Busler
Chairman
2014
Laura Shifrin
Member
2012
Carol Marcin
Member
 

Mon. 8/01/16 - Fri. 8/05/16
the ASSESSORS OFFICE will be CLOSED
While attending MAAO Annual Schooling
We apologize for any inconvenience.  
Please feel free to send an email or call the office and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.



Description

The Assessor's Office Keeps records which are available for public viewing, including: Tax Maps, individual property assessing information, and copies of Deeds (back to 1980, which are free to homeowners).

The Assessor's Office is responsible for listing and valuing all real and personal property.  Assessed values are based on "full and fair cash value", or 100% of fair market value. Assessors do not raise or lower taxes, or set the tax rate.  Assessors reassess values each year so that the property taxpayer pays his or her fair share of the cost of local government, in proportion to the amount of money the property is worth.  

Property and Excise Tax Bills are issued by the Tax Collector.  Property Tax bills are based on a Fiscal Year (July1 to June 30), and are issued on a Quarterly basis (4 times per year). 


Tax Rate (starting from 2010) :

2010: $15.31
2011: $15.74
2012: $16.96
2013: $18.26
2014: $19.57
2015: $19.11
2016: 19.80




 
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