Assessor's Office

Board of Assessors:

Louis J. Franco, Chairman

Richard H. Letarte, Member

Matthew J. Papini, Sr., Member


Assessor:                                                                                                                                         Office Staff:

Harald Scheid, Regional Assessor                                                                                 Louise Paquette, Administrative Assessor

Rebecca Boucher, Regional Assessor                                                                               Sheila Craigen, Principal Assessing Clerk



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

Office Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.);

Tuesdays, Thursdays (8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.); 

Fridays (Closed)


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 2016 the assessment date is 1/1/2015, and market sales utilized for valuation purposes are from calendar year 2014.

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.

A secondary and perhaps more important role of the Board of Assessors is to generate equitable assessments. To that end we continually strive to maintain an accurate property database and refine valuation tables and formulas that yield both equitable and explainable assessments.


Read more about the role of assessors in Massachusetts


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