What is an Assessment?

The assessed value (or assessment) is the value of property to be used for local taxation as determined by the Assessors according to Massachusetts General Laws and by Regulations set by the Commissioner of Revenue

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1. How are my taxes determined?
2. What is an Assessment?
3. Why did my Assessment change?
4. Is the purpose of a revaluation to increase taxes?
5. How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?
6. What if I disagree with the assessed value of my property?
7. When can I apply for an abatement on my real or personal property?
8. Who may file an application for abatement?
9. If I apply for an abatement, do I still have to pay my taxes on time?
10. What happens after I submit my application for abatement to the Assessors?
11. May I appeal a denial by the Assessors to grant my application for an abatement?