Assessors' Office

Board of Assessors:
Louis J. Franco, Chairman
Richard H. Letarte, Member
Rena Swezey, Member

Assessors:
Harald Scheid, Regional Assessor
Rebecca Boucher, Regional Assessor

Office Staff:
Louise Paquette, Administrative Assessor
 
Sheila Craigen, Principal Assessing Clerk

Address:
17 Main Street, P.O. Box 135 Lunenburg, MA 01462

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed Friday

Phone: (978) 582-4145
Fax: (978) 582-4148

Fiscal Year 2016 tax rate is $19.61 per thousand. Historical Real Estate Tax Rates

In Massachusetts, assessors are either appointed or elected to three-year terms. The assessors' primary responsibility is to value all real estate and personal property subject to taxation. Assessed valuations are based on "full and fair cash value" as of the January 1st preceding each fiscal year. Ex. For Fiscal Year 2017 the assessment date is 1/1/2016, and market sales utilized for valuation purposes are from calendar year 2015.

In order to maintain assessments at or near market value, the assessors' regularly compare property valuations with the selling prices of properties that have sold. Assessment-to-sale ratio statistics are analyzed to determine the median assessment level, as well as, assessment uniformity. No valuation methodology can accurately predict what a property will sell for.

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