Assessor's Office

*REMINDERS:  Abatement Applications, Form of List, 3ABC form Submissions & Cyclical & Personal Property Inspections

Cyclical Inspections:  Beginning mid to late March of each year, the Assessor's Office will be conducting cyclical inspections throughout the City.

As mandated by the Department of Revenue, the Board of Assessors is required to attempt an inspection of all properties to verify the accuracy of our records once every ten years.  The assessor will ask to do a full interior and exterior inspection to verify the accuracy of assessing records.  At the least, an exterior inspection, front and rear photos are planned for all properties.

Abatement Applications:

REASONS FOR AN ABATEMENT: An abatement is a reduction in the tax assessed on your property for the fiscal year. To dispute your valuation or assessment or to correct any other billing problem or error that caused your tax bill to be higher than it should be, you must apply for an abatement. You may apply for an abatement if your property is: 1) overvalued (assessed value is more than fair cash value on January 1 for any reason), 2) disproportionately assessed in comparison with other properties, 3) classified incorrectly as residential, open space, commercial or industrial real property, or 4) partially or fully exempt.  (THIS APPLICATION IS NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC INSPECTION)

Your FY2024 application must be returned to the Assessor’s Office no later than 5:00 PM on February 1, 2024.

Personal Property Form of List (FOL): “FISCAL YEAR 2024 FORM OF LIST” Return of Personal Property Subject to Taxation - (General Laws Chapter 59 §29)

WHO MUST FILE A RETURN: This Form of List (State Tax Form 2) must be filed each year by all individuals, partnerships, associations, trusts, corporations, limited liability companies and other legal entities that own or hold taxable personal property on January 1 unless required to file another local or central valuation personal property return.  (PERSONAL PROPERTY SCHEDULES ARE NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC INSPECTION)

All Fiscal Year 2024 Form of List (FOL) must be filed by March 1, 2024.

Fiscal Year 2024 Return of Property Held for Charitable Purposes (3ABC) Forms:

WHO MUST FILE: This property return (State Tax Form 3ABC) must be filed each year by all charitable, benevolent, educational, literary, temperance or scientific organizations and trusts owning real or personal property on January 1 to receive a local tax exemption on that property under G.L. c. 59, § 5 Clause 3 for the fiscal year that begins the next July 1. Veteran organizations seeking exemption of real or personal property under G.L. c. 59, § 5 Clauses 5, 5A, 5B or 5C must also file this return. (SCHEDULES NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC INSPECTION)

All Fiscal Year 2024 3ABC Forms must be filed by March 1, 2024.

"Exemptions - Tax Relief Programs"

*NOTICE:  For Fiscal Year 2024, all exemption applications will be mailed directly to all applicants on file who have applied previously or who have notified the Assessor’s Office of their interest in applying.  Everyone should receive their respective application in the beginning of October.

For more information or if you have any questions, please call our office at: 508-460-3779, or by email at,

All FY 2024 Exemption applications must be filed by April 1, 2024.

Mission Statement

The Assessors are responsible for measuring the value of real and personal property and insuring that owners of such property pay their fair and equitable share of the tax burden based upon those values. The Assessor is also responsible for meeting the certification requirements of the Department of Revenue. To meet these requirements, the assessors are obliged to revalue all properties yearly, and once every five years undergo a state recertification audit. In addition to certification duties, the Board also makes themselves available to assist homeowners and those who utilize public information such as appraisers, realtors, lawyers etc. Our overall mission is public service.

Board of Assessors

Jonathan Steinberg



Ellen SilversteinMember 
John ValadeMember 

Office Staff




John ValadePrincipal Assessor(508) 460-3779

Cuong Tran

Senior Assessor

(508) 460-3779

Donna Palermo

Head Clerk

(508) 460-3779

Maggie ValleeSenior Clerk(508) 460-3779