Assessed Values

Fiscal Year 2017 Assessments and Tax Bills

VALUES: Property valuations were adjusted for Fiscal Year 2017 after analysis of real estate sales that took place in calendar year 2015 and represent 100% fair market value as of January 1, 2016.

OWNER: Taxable property is assessed to the record owner on January 1, 2016.

TAX RATE: The fiscal year 2017 tax rate is $6.98 per $1,000 valuation. The Community Preservation surcharge is an additional amount, calculated each year by multiplying the total Real Estate tax by 3%.

TAX BILLS: The fiscal year 2017 tax bills, covering the period beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017, were mailed September 28, 2016.

ABATEMENTS: Abatement applications for fiscal year 2017 must be filed with and addressed to the Board of Assessors, not the Tax Collector AND must be postmarked or received in the Assessors Office on or before November 2, 2016. Application information is printed on the back of the first half bill.

EXEMPTIONS: Exemption applications for qualifying* seniors, veterans, blind and hardship can be requested from the Assessors Office by calling (508) 349-7004 ext 17.*Please Note: Only those persons whose Truro property is their domicile (primary residence) can apply for an exemption.

Property owner's rights and responsibilities for timely payments, abatement applications and exemption applications are explained on the back of the first half tax bill.