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Hingham Massachusetts, Incorporated 1635, History & Pride
 

Town Government &
  Services:

 

Departments: Board of Assessors

210 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043-2759
Phone 781-741-1455
FAX 781-740-0239
Hours of Operation:
M-W-Th 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tues: 8:30am-7:00pm
Fri: 8:30am-1:00pm
Contact Us


Important Documents & Links:

Hingham Neighborhood Map (1 Mb, PDF)

Search Assessment Database
FY 2014 Assessment Data

Tax Classification Committee

March 4, 2014 - Inspectors from the Assessor's office and from Vision Government Solutions will be inspecting residential and commercial properties for permit renovations and for the 2015 revaluation over the next three to five months. Inspectors will identify themselves, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Assessor's office at 781-741-1455

This page has been created to give the taxpayer an overview of the operation of this town department and to provide information that might be helpful to the taxpayer in dealing with our office.  We hope that this information will educate the public so that they may have a better understanding of their rights and how their Assessments are calculated. 

If this web-page triggers a question or a need for more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Meeting Schedule:

The Board of Assessors  will meet  every other week  on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 pm. The meetings are held in the  Central Meeting Room North, second floor,  Hingham Town Hall.     

The meetings are public, but if the Board is discussing abatements or other issues that fall within executive session,  the public will not be allowed  to stay for that portion of the meeting. 

Meetings  will posted  in accordance with state law.  It is advised that you check the posting before hand,  if you plan to attend,  to make sure  the meeting day/time has not been changed.

 -Board of Assessors

2012 Annual Report

The Board is very pleased with the performance of Rick Nowlan and staff (Kathie Collins, Sandra Alger and Tania Layden) coming off a very tough 2011. The shift from the State CAMA system to the Vision Appraisal System plus a complete revaluation of the 8500 real estate parcels created an ongoing learning and relearning process for the staff. As a result we received 400 requests for abatements.

The staff, through diligent work, overcame many of the problems, and we received a certified tax rate in time for the January bill. Their efforts also produced 72% fewer abatements.

2012 saw a 30% increase in sales plus 964 building permits. We maintained an excellent assessment/sales ratio of 92%. One condominium complex had a resurgent increase in value and triggered a fairly sharp increase. We have met with the members of that complex and are reviewing their values. Although such increases are rare, it is required for all communities to provide sales ratio analysis to the Bureau of Local Assessments as part of the tax rate approval process. It is our primary concern that there is equality and fairness.

Again our sincere thanks to Rick and his staff for a successful 2012.

Stuart G. Hall, Chairman Mark Tyburski Michael Shaughnessy