Assessors Department

Cyclical Inspections

The Department of Revenue requires the Assessor's to inspect all properties every 9 years. Each year a section of the town is inspected in order to complete the whole process in 9 years.

Letters were mailed on September 6th properties that had their last inspection between 1995 and 2000. and that are in the section of town with parcels beginning with Map# 20 through Map #41. We are asking that if you receive a letter, that you call to schedule an appointment. The remaining sections of town will be scheduled in the future. Next up are those properties that were last inspected between 2001 and 2005.
If you have any questions concerning this process or feel that our inspection information is incorrect, please contact the Assessor's Office at 978-433-0322


The Assessor’s Department is available to answer any questions Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office can be contacted at 978-433-0322 or by e-mail at Please note that the office is closed on Fridays but the information is still available online and at the library.

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 six to eight 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.

Meeting Schedule

The Board of Assessors typically meets monthly, but on an as needed basis with meeting dates to be announced and posted 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.