The Board of Assessors is announcing that it has completed its state-mandated revaluation of all properties for Fiscal Year 2015 subject to certification review by the Bureau of Local Assessment (BLA) of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). The BLA/DOR issued preliminary certification on September 10, 2014.
Motor Vehicle Excise Abatement
In order to receive an abatement on your Motor Vehicle Excise Tax, certain paperwork is required by the Assessor's Office before the abatement can be processed. The paperwork needed depends on what you did with your vehicle. Abatement requests do not have to be made in person. It takes four to six weeks to get a check back for your abatement. Abatements from one car cannot automatically be transferred to another bill. The check for the abatement amount will be directly mailed to you.
No fees / interest can be abated. The abatement is based on the excise tax alone. You are still responsible for any fees and interest.
The Board of Assessors typically meets monthly, but on an as needed basis with meeting dates to be announced and posted below, on the notices page, and on the bulletin board in Town Hall. Meetings are held in Assessor's Office in Town Hall unless otherwise posted.