Assessor

WHITMAN BOARD OF ASSESSOR'S PUBLIC DISCLOSURE!

 The Whitman Board of Assessors has conducted a comprehensive reassessment of all classes of properties in the town of Whitman as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and has been awarded Preliminary Certification.  The proposed Fiscal 2017 valuations will be available for reviewing beginning on Tuesday November 8, 2016 through Monday November 14, 2016 at the Assessor's Office, Whitman Town Hall. 
The office hours are: Monday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The proposed valuations will also be available at the Whitman Public Library during their regular business hours and are also on the Town of Whitman website under the Department of Assessors/Property Assessment Records. Taxpayers may call the Assessor's  Office with questions regarding the proposed assessments at 781-618-9760.

Department Description

The primary function of the Assessor's Office is to value all property in the community annually at full market value as outlined in Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The market value of residential properties is determined by using the full and fair cash value sales of similar properties from the year preceding the assessment date of January 1. These values are certified by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. The tax rate for Fiscal 2017 is $15.08  per $1,000 of valuation.

Prior Years

 Fiscal Year Amount
2017 $15.08  per $1,000 of valuation 
 2016  $15.59  per $1,000 of valuation 
2015  $15.61  per $1,000 of valuation 
2014 $15.81  per $1,000 of valuation
2013 $15.79  per $1,000 of valuation
2012 $14.62  per $1,000 of valuation

The Assessors Office maintains records relating to deeds, plot plans and field cards. It is the responsibility of this office to process motor vehicle excise and boat abatements as well as real estate tax exemptions.
    
 
  

Please Note


Taxpayers seeking an abatement for over-valuation of real estate must submit an 
overvaluation application for abatement during the month of January.

Taxpayers subject to personal property tax who discontinue their business should file a discontinuance notice with the town clerk to avoid additional assessments.

For more information, view the
Owner - Property Value Information.
 
 
  
 

*** REMINDER ***

This is a reminder that each year all persons who own businesses or who conduct business in Whitman are subject to taxation and therefore must submit a Form of List required under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 29 to the Board of Assessors before March 1, 2016.

 The form is available here or you can obtain this form by:

  •  Picking one up in our office at 54 South Avenue, Whitman, MA 02382  Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
     Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  •  Call our office at 781-618-9760 and we will be happy to mail one to you

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