Town of Tewksbury employees will be conducting property inspections throughout the town. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue requires all municipal assessing offices to preform property inspections on each property in their city or town at least once every ten years. This helps to ensure that each property is valued fairly and equitably so that each homeowner pays only its fair share of property taxes.
The Assessor's Office is committed to serving the citizens of Tewksbury by fairly and equitably assessing property, setting the levies based on those values, administering tax relief programs, as well as maintaining all property tax related records, and ensuring public access to those records. It is also our commitment to accomplish these mandated responsibilities in a courteous, efficient and clear manner.
Overview of the Assessor's Office
The Assessor's Department operates under the authority of the Department of Revenue. It has a full-time Chief Assessor, an office staff and a board that includes the Chief Assessor and two appointed members that serve on a part-time basis. The Board of Assessors is responsible for administering Massachusetts property tax laws equitably by estimating the fair market value of all real and personal property in Tewksbury. The office is responsible for adhering to strict certification requirements of the Department of Revenue.
Real Estate Taxes
The Board of Assessors is responsible for the calculation of the annual tax rate necessary to raise the tax dollars, in accordance with Proposition 2 ½, to fund the Town's annual operating budget. Rates are expressed in per thousand dollars of assessed value.
For information on taxes and payments, visit the Treasurer/Collector's Office page.