Board of Assessors

ANNOUNCEMENT  

State mandated cyclical inspections will begin May 2022 and will take several months to complete.  Please click on the Cyclical Property Inspection Program tab on the left for more information and a list of streets to be inspected during this cycle. 

Vehicle Description:  On File at Police Station & Essex Regional

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Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2022 is $16.65

For Abutter’s List – Abutter's lists can be requested and paid for online.  Click on "Request and Pay Online" at left .  The assessors office requires ten (10) working days to certify an Abutters List.  The Abutters list is valid for sixty (60) days from the date of issue.  We will call you to pick up the abutters list when it has been processed.

For Motor Vehicle Abatements – Please download Form 126-MVE from “Forms & Documents” on the left.   Required documentation is listed on the form.  A motor vehicle abatement application cannot be processed without the required documentation.  We can receive your application by either of the following:

  • Mail to the Assessor’s Office at 8 West Common Street, Topsfield, MA 01983

  • Leave in the Drop Box located at the front of Town Hall

Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills - FY2022 4th Quarter Tax Bills were mailed on March 31, 2022 and are due May 1, 2022.   For questions regarding tax payments or concerns about your tax bill, please contact the Treasurer/Collector's office at 978-887-1511.

The Board of Assessors determine the valuation of all real and personal property as of January 1st each year for the purposes of taxation and in compliance with the General Laws of the Commonwealth.

Valuations are generally based on the preceding calendar year's sales.  The assessment date is for the fiscal year commencing July 1st and ending June 30th of the following year.  If an owner is dissatisfied with his or her assessment, he or she may appeal to the Board of Assessors.  If still aggrieved, an appeal may be made to the State Appellate Tax Board.

Fiscal Year 2022 Single Tax Rate $16.65

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Staff Contacts

Name Title
Toula Guarino Prinicpal Assessor
Alyssa Premo Assistant to Principal Assessor

Board Members

Name Title
Lynn A. Conant Chairman
John W. Minnehan Clerk
Robert E. Kanter Member