of Property Inspections by Assessors Office – FY2016
April 17, 2015
The New Salem
Board of Assessors will be conducting property data quality inspections of
various properties in New Salem beginning in late April through September of
2015. These inspections will be conducted by Duane Adams, from Mayflower
Valuation, and by Kenneth Holmberg, the New Salem Assistant Assessor, both of
who who will carry a field ID card and use a personal vehicle Notices are being
mailed to all parcels in the areas we plan on inspecting for data quality.
The inspection takes a few minutes generally and includes an exterior
inspection and measure of improvements and an interior inspection to verify
data such as bedroom and bathroom count, physical condition, and square footage
of living space.
The inspections are to verify the data on the property record card to ensure
your property value will be based on accurate information. In addition to sale
inspections and permit inspections, the Assessors are required by the
Department of Revenue’s Guidelines for Development of a Minimum Reassessment
Program to conduct cyclical inspections on a portion of parcels each fiscal
year to meet our state approval requirement to inspect each parcel at least one
every nine years.
The staff of the Assessor’s Office also conducts sale and permit inspections
throughout town all year long. We apologize for any inconvenience this may
cause and thank you for your cooperation. As always, we appreciate your
assistance in ensuring your data is accurate and your value is fair. We
encourage you to review your property record card, available in the Assessors
Office. Questions may be addressed to 978-544-5814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Salem Board of Assessors
Phyllis Stever, Chairperson
Eric Hamm, Assessor
If you have any questions about your
assessment please direct them to the Board of Assessors. If you would like any of these forms mailed
to you contact the Board of Assessors.
Call 978-544-5814 Wednesdays from 9 till noon to speak to the Assistant
Assessor, Kenneth Holmberg. The mailing address for the Board of Assessors is
24 S. Main Street, New Salem, MA 01355. The Board of Assessors meets on the
second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7PM in the Town Hall Annex at 24 S.