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Board of Assessors
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Regional Assessor
Assistant to the Assessor
Address:
Butterick Municipal Building, Room 109
1 Park Street
Sterling, MA 01564
Phone:
978-422-8111 ext. 2313
Fax:
978-422-0289
Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday:
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 
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Board of Assessors Members
Name
Title
Term Expires
Donlin K. Murray
Chair
2015
Michael J. Rivers
Member
2016
Robert F. Cutler
Member
2014
Assessors Annual Reports
Year
Tax Rate
Fiscal Year 2014: $16.93
per thousand dollars of valuation


Property Inspections
The Board of Assessor's are in the process of conducting inspections. The inspectors will be wearing ID badges and checking in with the Sterling Police Department prior to start of inspections. These inspections will take place during weekday hours.


Responsibilities
The Office of the Assessors is required by Massachusetts’s law to list and value all real and personal property as of January 1.  All assessed values in Massachusetts are based on “full and fair cash value”.  The Assessors are responsible for meeting the certification requirement of the Department of Revenue.  To meet these requirements, the Assessors are obligated to revalue all properties yearly, and once every three years undergo a state recertification audit.  

The Office of the Assessors also administers the following programs:
Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Abatement
Personal Property Form of List
Senior Real Estate Tax Exemptions
Veteran Real Estate Tax Exemptions
Blind Real Estate Tax Exemptions
Chapter Land
3ABC Exemptions
Tax Deferrals
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Abatements
Property/parcel information
Public Access Room
Abutters List
Name/Address Changes
Registry of Deed Information
Property Map Data Updates

The Board of Assessors is an elected board made up of three members.  One member is elected each year for a three-year term.



 
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