Important Dates

Board of Assessors Important Dates
Date Activity
January 1

Assessment Date" for the following fiscal year. The ownership, use and Physical characteristics of all property are frozen as of this date for determining assessments for the following fiscal year.

February 1

The third quarter tax bill is normally due on this date.

May 1

The fourth quarter tax bill is due.

July 1

Beginning of the fiscal year.

August 1

The 1st quarter tax bill is due.


October 1

Land use exemption ("Chapter Land") applications are due (i.e. Chapter 61-A, Agricultural; and Chapter 61-B, Recreational).

November 1

The 2nd quarter tax bill is due.

November 2

The statutory exemptions are mailed to all who received an exemption the previous year. The deadline for filing these forms is March 31 For more information on statutory exemptions please see Assessor's FAQ's.

November 2

Community Preservation Act (CPA) exemption forms available at the Assessor's office. For more information on the CPA surcharge please see Assessor's FAQ's.

Late December

Mailing of the 3rd quarter tax bill. This is the bill that must show new Assessment and the new tax rate.

Late December

When the tax bills are mailed the abatement period starts. Abatement applications are available at the Assessor's office. The deadline for filing abatement applications is usually February 1. For more information on Abatements please see Assessor's FAQ's.