31 North Street
William Barkin, Principal Assessor
Jason McNair, Assistant Assessor
Board of Assessors
William J. Barkin, Chairman
Thomas G. Elder
David J. Westall
GIS Query Manager On-line
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Massachusetts Land Records
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FY14 Real Estate Assessed Values and Taxes
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has approved a Town tax rate of $15.28 and a Fire District tax rate of $.54 per thousand dollars of valuation based on full and fair cash value as of January 1, 2013. Tax bills are due Friday, November 1.
FY13 Real Estate Assessed Values and Taxes
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has approved a Town tax rate of $14.37 and a Fire District tax rate of $.66 per thousand dollars of valuation based on full and fair cash value as of January 1, 2012. Tax bills were mailed September 28 and are due Thursday, November 1.
FY12 Triennial Revaluation
Massachusetts law requires every community to undergo a reassessment program every three years to achieve full and fair cash value as of January 1. The triennial certification review is conducted by Massachusetts Department of Revenue staff to ensure the proposed values were derived utilizing a methodology based on generally accepted mass appraisal practices, are supported with current market evidence and are uniformly and equitably applied to all property. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Bureau of Local Assessment, approved Williamstown’s fiscal 2012 triennial certification on September 27, 2011.
Analysis of real estate transactions from January 2009 through December 2010, as well as commercial income and expense data, were conducted during the revaluation. The results were that all property assessments were adjusted to reflect full and fair cash value as of January 1, 2011.
The completed reassessment confirms that the total taxable valuation of the Town had decreased 7.6% since the last certification in fiscal 2009 from $1,115,942,600 to $1,030,348,700. This was due primarily to the 13% drop in the commercial/industrial base. The average single-family home value decreased 9.8% from $417,400 on January 1, 2009 to $376,300 on January 1, 2011.
The next triennial reassessment for Williamstown is scheduled for January 1, 2014.