REPORT OF THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS
The Fiscal Year 2005 revaluation update was completed in house for
the third time, utilizing the department's licensed mass appraisal
software. As expected, the State Department of Revenue reviewed the
revaluation in November 2004 and certified the values. Tax bills were
mailed December 27, 2004. In the past, revaluations were done every
three years. Beginning in 2004, revaluations are to be made on a
regular yearly basis.
The Assessing Department completed our yearly data collection on
properties having building permits, new houses, new condos, and also
random selection of properties as part of our regular inspection
program. Our department's efforts resulted in more than seven
hundred and eighty-three thousand dollars of additional tax revenue
categorized as "new growth".
Additionally the Assessing Department is pleased to announce that real
estate assessment data can now be viewed online by following the
links at: www.abingtonmass.com.
Our department is responsible for the valuation of more than one and a
three quarter billion dollars of real estate and personal property
resulting in more than half of Abington's almost 36 million dollar
budget. The department's work was completed and turned over to the
Treasurer Collector on December 9, 2004
The Bord of Assessors reports that the FY05 property tax rate was
certified at $10.81.
The Department of Revenue formally notified the town of the new tax
rate on Dec 13, 2004.
The recapitulation of the Town's assessments and levies was as
TAX RATE SUMMARY $35.924.152.51
1A. Total amount to be raised (the BUDGET)
1B. Total estimated receipts and other revenue
(including State Aid) $16.598.732.84
1C. Tax levy (from local Taxpayers) $19.325.419.67
Rates and Levies
The Department's efforts are continuous. We strive to improve; Assessment practices; the quality of the town's property records and maps; Individual exemption accounts; and Automobile excise taxes, among other
We want to extend our appreciation to our office personnel, Jeanne
Rogers, Christopher Trucchi, and Mary DeRusha. We want to
acknowledge their attention to detail, their professional abilities, and
also to their accommodating way with the taxpayers and appraisers.
Thank you also to the taxpayers of Abington for your continued support.
Thomas J. Dion III, Chairman
Gary D. Minnehan
Charles B. Shea, Deputy Assessor