Board of Assessors
The Board of Assessors establishes and maintains valuations for all real and personal property for purposes of generating tax revenues. This includes conducting research of the real estate market (including sales and ratio studies) to determine property values; preparation of sales and other reports for state review and certification of values. The Board prepares and certifies abutters lists, and processes abatements, liens, and apportionment. It also maintains assessors' maps, plans, property transfer records, and valuation data; and processes all real and personal property abatements and exemptions and processes and abates motor vehicle excise. Finally, it prepares data for state approval of tax rate.