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Board of Assessors
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Regional Assessor
Administrative Assessor
Address:
127 Hartwell Street, Suite 100
West Boylston, MA 01583
Phone:
508-835-6093
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9AM - 2PM

Monthly Board Meetings:
Second Thursday of the Month at 6PM in the Office of the Board of Assessors
UNLESS OTHERWISE POSTED

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Board Members
Name
Title
Term Expires
Richard K. Duguay
Member
4/30/2016
Bradford C. Dunn
Chair
4/30/2014
James J. Swalec
Member
4/30/2015
NOTE: Applications for abatements for Fiscal Year 2014 are due on or before February 3, 2014.  Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than 2/3/2014.

The Board of Assessors consists of three residents of the town, appointed by the Town Administrator for a term of 3 years.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Board of Assessors is to truly and impartially, according to the best of their skills and judgment, assess all property taxes and to not overvalue or undervalue any property subject to taxation according to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 41 Section 29.

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 three years undergo a state recertification audit.  

The Office of the Assessors also administers the following programs:

        Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Abatement
        Personal Property Form of List
        Supplement Tax Billing
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 Billing and Abatements
        Property/parcel information
        Public Access Room
        Abutters List
        Name/Address Changes
        Registry of Deed Information
        Property Map Data Updates

Harald Scheid
Harald Scheid has served the Town and its Board of Assessors as the Principal Assessor since April 2002.  His responsibilities include appraising all real estate and personal property within the Town for property tax purposes, assisting with tax abatements and appeals, preparing Department of Revenue reports and tax rate related filings, and interacting with property owners about their many tax issues and questions.


 
Town of West Boylston 127 Hartwell Street, Suite 100, West Boylston, MA 01583
Phone: 508-835-6240 Fax: 508-835-4102
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