Assessors’ Primary Function
The Assessors’ Office is responsible for administering Massachusetts Property Tax Laws effectively and equitably and for producing accurate and fair assessments of all property, both real estate and business personal property. The office also administers all real estate tax exemptions and abatements and excise tax abatements.
Assessors' Property Review - 2019
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue requires periodic cyclical inspections of all properties in every city and town. Therefore, the Halifax Board of Assessors, in compliance with state law, is reviewing the accuracy of its records of all properties in Halifax.
These inspections will only take a few minutes and will consist of an exterior inspection with measurements, pictures, and an interior inspection to assure correct condition and room count descriptions.
The inspections will be conducted “In House” by the staff in the Assessor’s office. For safety reasons the inspectors will carry a photo I.D. badge issued from the Town of Halifax.
AT NO TIME WILL THE INSPECTOR(S) ASK TO ENTER THE INTERIOR OF A DWELLING WHEN NO PARENT OF SUPERVISOR IS PRESENT.
Due to the nature of this project, the staff will be traveling on foot, door to door. If the inspector cannot gain entry to the property, a complete exterior inspection will be performed. A notice will be left for the homeowner to contact the Assessor’s office to set up an appointment for an interior inspection at the homeowner’s convenience.
Inspections will occur on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis and residents will receive notification from the Assessors' office when their neighborhood will be inspected.
Residents who do not wish to have the staff on their property, even for exterior inspections, should contact the Assessors' Office at 781-293-1721. Both the exterior and interior inspections are voluntary. If the inspections are not allowed, the Assessors' Office will value the property based on the records in the Assessors' office.
Please call the Assessors' Office at 781-293-1721 if you have any questions.
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