What is a classification hearing?
The classification hearing is open to the public and is a joint meeting of the Board of Assessors and the Board of Selectmen. The Board of Selectmen has the statutory authority to determine the tax rate each year. The Board of Assessors assists the Board of Selectmen during this process each year. The Department of Revenue sets the assessment date for all property. The assessment date is always behind what the actual market is. For example, the FY 2013 assessments are based on calendar year 2011 market conditions and sales. Please call 978-692-5504 for more information.

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1. How is my property assessed?
2. What is a classification hearing?
3. Will someone be inspecting my house?
4. How will I know what my new assessment is?
5. If my assessment increases will my property tax increase? If my assessment decreases will my property tax decrease?
6. How does Proposition 2 1/2 affect my individual bill?
7. What personal property is taxable?
8. How do I appeal a personal property tax?
9. How do I appeal a real property tax?
10. Why did I get a Request for Additional Information notice?
11. How long will I have to wait for a notice of approval or denial?
12. Can I appeal to the Appellate Tax Board?