The Board of Assessors is responsible for the administration of a wide range of state laws pertaining to ad valorem taxation.
Certain duties are performed on an annual basis, including:
Valuation of all real estate and personal property
Administration of the Massachusetts state motor vehicle excise tax
Information pertaining to all residential, commercial / industrial and personal property is maintained and updated
Upon completion of the annual and special town meetings, and receipt warrants from county and state funding sources, the financial information is processed in preparation for the setting of the tax rate by the Select Board and the Board of Assessors at the annual classification hearing.