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Assessors's Office
Responsibilities
  • Classify and determine "full and fair cash value" of all real and personal property according to Massachusetts General Law (Chapter 59) (external link)
  • Review and act upon all real and personal property abatement applications
  • Process all motor vehicle abatement requests
  • Review and process all exemption applications for qualifying elderly, widowed, blind, or disabled veteran citizens
  • Review all applications for accuracy regarding tax incentives for land used for recreational, forestry, or agricultural purposes
  • Implement a revaluation of the Town's real and personal property every three years
Contact
David Burgess
Principal Assessor

4 Boltwood Ave.
Town Hall
Amherst, MA  01002

Ph: 413-259-3024
Fx: 413-259-2401

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm except Thursdays 12 noon to 4:30 pm
 

Mission Statement 
To further the mission of the Finance Department through the fair and equitable distribution of property taxes. To maintain an open process that makes information available to citizens and professionals in a timely and efficient manner.


New!
2014 Tax Rate Information:
 
View the handout (PDF) for the annual classification hearing for setting the tax rate on Monday December 2nd, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Town Room, Town Hall.