Assessors

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Cyclical Inspections?

As we move further into the fiscal year, much like the seasons, the assessors shift gears a bit.  We are finalizing FY20 values and are working on building permits to be assessed next year.  This is also the time of year we ramp up our Cyclical Inspection program.  Please see our “Cylical Inspection Program” link on the left of the screen.  It describes what and why a program is underway.

As a reminder, one of our biggest priorities continues to be to assist people with our Property Tax Exemption program. Exemptions help lower the real estate tax burden for qualified home owners and assist disabled veterans, blind individuals, and seniors with low income and/or assets. Please check out the “Tax Assistance and Deferral Programs” link on the left side of the screen. In addition, you can use the contact info below to call us or email anytime with questions.

Are you a 65 or older and having trouble paying your real estate bill?  If so, there is a way to defer your taxes and remain in your home.  The property tax deferral program should be considered as an option when a taxpayer's current expenses make the continued ownership of his/her home difficult.  For further details, please review this pamphlet and additional details on our site.  Also there is a great article that was published in the Boston Globe regarding property tax deferrals titled "If you're over 65, here's one of the best-kept secrets in Mass" that can be found here.  

Looking for property information, please check out our Assessment database which is integrated with our WebGIS site.  The site provides the most commonly requested assessor's information such as assessed values, ownership information, land information, and legal deed references. Our ownership information is updated on a regular basis throughout the year as deeds are received. For those in need of further information, such as appraisers and homeowners, the official Property Record Card is also now online. The same card you can get in our office you can now get at home! To access the Assessors Database, click here.

Questions or concerns?  Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions by clicking FAQs or please feel free to contact the Assessor's Office at 508-647-6420 or email at Assessors@natickma.org.

Thank you!
Eric M. Henderson
Director of Assessing

Responsibilities
The Assessors Office is responsible for assessing all property located within the Town of Natick. This includes real estate, personal property, excise on motor vehicles and boats. Property values are reviewed for accuracy each year. The values generated by the Assessors are audited and certified triennially by the Department of Revenue. Motor vehicle excise information is provided by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Personal Exemption Program
We also administer the Personal Exemption Program. This program is designed to aid disabled veterans, elderly and senior taxpayers, blind individuals, surviving spouses, and surviving minor children. These programs are administered in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws chapter 59 clause 5.

Additional Programs
The Assessor's Office also manages 2 additional programs; the betterment / lien program, and supplemental tax on new construction.

The Assessors have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the data presented. If you find any errors, please notify The Assessor's Office as soon as possible.