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Assessing
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Principal Assessor
Administrative 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
 
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Revaluation Update
 
 
Board of Assessors
Name
Title
Term
Niles Busler
Chairman
2014
Laura Shifrin
Member
2012
Julie Johnson
Member
2013
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).  At the Assessor's Office you can also obtain a Passport.

Our summer hours for passports will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. If these hours do not work for you, you may call to make an appointment or follow the following link to find other facilities in your area:  Passport Acceptance Facilities



 
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