Departments: Board of Assessors
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.
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
2013 Annual Report
We had a busy year in 2013, since the real estate market was strong with an increase in market values and demands. We did have a change in personnel. Harold Goldstein replaced Mark Tybusrski, who left to devote full time to his appraisal business. Hal's excellent business background will be an asset to the Board. Erin Walsh was hired in March 2014 to help Tania Layden with all the detail work.
We cannot stress enough the quality and quantity of work done by our staff and members and the Board. With over 300 sales plus all the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Rick Nowlan and Kathie Collins did all the roadwork necessary and Tania Layden did an excellent job keeping all the details in order.
During 2014 we will be in a revaluation year (required by the DOR every 3 years), so we will be busy reviewing all assessments, residential and commercial. With only 49 requests for abatements this year, it is evident that we are accomplishing our goal to keep the taxpayers happy. We hope we can continue to have good growth figures for FY 2015 and FY 2016 to continue our good record.
Stuart G Hall, Chairman