Assessor's Office

Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2024: $12.54

(per thousand dollars of valuation)

Office Hours

Administrative Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:00AM – 12:00PM 

Assessor's Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Contact Us

Phone: 978-297-0155 Ext. 212 Email:


The Office of the Assessors is required by Massachusetts’s law to list and value all real and personal property as of January 1.  All assessed values in Massachusetts are based on “full and fair cash value”.  The Assessors are responsible for meeting the certification requirement of the Department of Revenue.  To meet these requirements, the Assessors are obligated to revalue all properties yearly, and once every five years undergo a state re-certification audit.  

The Office of the Assessors also administers the following programs:

  • Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Abatement
  • Personal Property Form of List
  • Senior Real Estate Tax Exemptions
  • Veteran Real Estate Tax Exemptions
  • Blind Real Estate Tax Exemptions
  • Chapter Land
  • 3ABC Exemptions
  • Tax Deferrals
  • Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Abatements
  • Property/parcel information
  • Abutter's Lists
  • Name/Address Changes
  • Registry of Deed Information
  •  Property Map Data Updates


*Please see below for Staff Contacts and Board Members*

Board of Assessors

Harald M. Scheid, Chairman

Robert W. Heckman Jr., Member

Staff Contacts

Candace Livingston, Administrative Assessor

Robert W. Heckman Jr., Assessor



Board Members

Name Title
Harald M. Scheid Regional Tax Assessor
Rob Heckman Associate Regional Tax Assessor