NEW SALEM

ASSESSORS


Board of Assessors

Eric Hamm- Chair

Phyllis Stever

 

Kenneth Holmberg � Asst. Assessor


Town Hall Annex

24 South Main Street

New Salem, MA 01355

 

Phone:  (978) 544-5814

Email:   newsalemassessor@hotmail.com

 

Hours

2nd & 4th Tuesday:  7:00 PM

Wednesday:          9:00 AM - Noon

See the Assessors for:

        Questions regarding property valuations

        Tax Abatements

        Tax Exemptions

        Property cards or maps

Notice:  Final Value Approval and FY16 Tax Rates

Following a two week disclosure period and DOR approval of values, the Selectboard held a classification hearing and voted again to split the tax rate for FY16.  The tax rate was approved by the DOR on December 15th with the residential rate at $17.23 and the commercial rate set at $22.99.  A town-wide listing of values for real estate appears below.

Tax bills were mailed out by the end of December and third quarter FY16 payments are due by February 1st.  Persons seeking an abatement for either real estate or personal property must apply before the third quarter bill is due.  Applications are available on our website or from the assessor’s office. 

Exemptions for elderly and veterans are also available for those who qualify.  Qualification for elderly are  age 65 and assets under $40,000 (excluding house), and, depending on  annual income, amounts may range from $175 to $1000.  Qualifications for veterans are the documentation of a disability of at least 10% by the Veterans Administration and amounts range from $400 up to $1000 depending on the disability.  All exemption applications must be received by the assessors by the end of March. 

All questions should be addressed  to the Board of Assessors at 978-544-5814 or by emailed to newsalemassessor@hotmail.com.

The Assessors office is open on Wednesday from 9 till noon.


FY16 Assessed value by owner

FAQS

Real Estate FAQs 


How are Assessments Determined?


Exemption FAQs


Exemption Forms

 

Abatement Information


Motor Vehicle FAQs


Motor Vehicle Excise and Abatements

 

 

Links


MainStreet GIS: New Salem Maps and Tax Information.

 

Motor Vehicle Excise Abatement Application

 

Real & Personal Property Abatement Application

 

Chapter 61A-B Annual Application Form (due 10/1)


Exemption Application

 

Exemption income and asset guidelines

 

Form of List


Brochure for Blind Exemption


Brochure for Charity Exemption


Brochure for Elderly Exemption


Brochure for Seniors, Surviving Spouse & Minor Child Exemption


Brochure for Veterans Exemption

                  

Assessors Mission & Objectives:

 

The mission of the Assessing Department is to serve the public interest and help assure the financial stability of New Salem by exhibiting the highest level of competence and professionalism.  To this end, the Departmentís staff pledges its efforts toward the accomplishment of four critical objectives:

 

        Timely tax billing.

        The attainment of tax equity whereby each taxpayer pays only their fair share of the tax burden.

        The maximization of tax base growth revenue.

        The acceptance by the public of the administration of the property and excise tax systems through prompt, courteous, honest and thorough services.