Board of Assessors

Contact:
Assessor
Assistant Assessor
Address:
P. O. Box 465
979 Somerset Ave
Dighton, MA 02715
Phone:
Fax:
(508) 669-5667
Hours:


Passport Hours:

Meetings:
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 7:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-5:30pm, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Friday: CLOSED
Monday-Thursday: 9am-2pm
2nd Wednesday/month: 6pm-8pm
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm

Members
 NAME  TITLE  TERM
 Carol Beauregard  Chairman  2018
 Pamela Waller  Secretary  2020
 Joseph Silva, Jr.  Clerk  2019


FY2017 TAX RATES
RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL
Real Estate
$14.94
$27.67
Electric
$  .22
$  .22
Fire
$ 1.14
$ 2.15
Water
$ 1.40
$ 2.65







The primary function of the Board of Assessors, the Assessing Department,  and its staff is to tax persons and property proportionately and reasonably, as required by the Massachusetts Constitution. Assessors are statutorily obligated to assess all property except Agricultural/Horticultural, Forest and recreational land at its full and fair cash value.  

The Assessors must discover and list all taxable property, motor vehicle excise, boat excise and maintain accurate ownership and property information. Other duties include, but are not limited to, tax exemptions for the elderly, blind, veterans, and widow taxpayers. Also conduct a revaluation of all real estate and personal property every three years, as well as ongoing reinspection of all residential properties within the town. Maps of all real estate are also maintained and updated through deeds and plot plans received.

Massachusetts General Laws regulate work done in the Assessing Department. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (MassDOR) oversees and certifies everything processed that relates to taxation. The Assessing Department welcomes questions and comments from the public and will always be available to serve the taxpayers.