Assessors' Department Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the Assessor do?

  • What the Assessor does NOT do?

  • What is market value?

  • What Is Proposition 2 1/2?

  • How is your assessment determined?

  • What is a revaluation?

  • Who will do the revaluation?

  • Is it necessary to view the inside of my property?

  • What if I refuse to allow assessment personnel in my property?

  • How Can My Assessment Change When I Haven't Done Anything To My Property?

  • What If There Hasn't Been A Recent Arms-Length Sale Of My Property?

  • How will my taxes change as a result of the new assessment?

  • What If There Are No Reasonably Comparable Sales?

  • Will the person who inspects my property be able to tell me the new assessment?

  • Will I be notified if there is a change in the property assessment?

  • What Will Happen To My Assessment If I Improve My Property?

  • I Have Recently Built My House. Will The Actual Construction Costs Be Considered?

  • Will My Assessment Go Up If I Repair My Property?

  • Do All Assessments Change At The Same Time?

  • Glossary of Terms

  • Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

  • EXEMPTION QUALIFICATIONS

  • What If I Disagree With The Assessed Value Of My Property?

  • What Types Of Exemptions (Reduction Of Real Estate Taxes) Does The City Of Brockton Offer?